My name is Michelle and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH). I have practiced dental hygiene in a variety of settings from general practices to periodontal offices for the past 30 years. I have enjoyed meeting people through the years and helping people learn about their oral health. I am extremely excited about the advances in science and technology. These advances allow for improved oral hygiene with each new discovery. My goal is to make this information available to all who can benefit from it. Our mouths are connected to our bodies and a healthy mouth will lead to overall health.
What we now know…
In my career I have learned that there are several factors that contribute to our overall oral health. Home care habits and risk factors play a part. However, we no know there are other factors involved in our health that may be just as important to consider.
These factors include such things as our oral microbiome. In other words, the type of bacteria present in the mouth. Probiotics have become a factor in changing the oral microbiome. Another important factor is how our bodies react to inflammation. By controlling inflammation, we can in turn reduce the unwanted result of oral destruction caused by inflammation.
Some of my patients have done everything they can to keep their mouths healthy but to no avail. Oral probiotics, proper home care and adjunctive therapies can help promote health in the mouth of these people when all other efforts have failed. Having seen the results first hand, I am committed to helping others and I am sharing the latest information in science and technology to promote oral health.
By learning about the latest advances in oral health, you can see how they may benefit you if you have concerns including bad breath, cavities, infections or gum disease.
If you have any questions please feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,
Michelle Mussehl, RDH
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