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Nov 16, 2023

Today on Holistic Dentistry we’re sitting down with Dr. Niki Maghami, a board-certified prosthodontist (and Dr. Sanda’s colleague!) who takes a multi-disciplinary approach to teeth treatment planning. In this episode, we discuss how and why your teeth wear down, ways to prevent deconstruction, plus how to reconstruct the teeth in response to accelerated mechanical wear.  

First, Dr. Niki and Sanda share the story of how they met. Then, Dr. Niki explains the specific type of work a maxillofacial prosthodontist does and the training involved to become one. She also shares how wear on teeth affects joints and muscles, and illustrates what “chemical” harm means in relation to your teeth,

From there, Dr. Niki explains the different types of mechanical wear: erosion, attrition, and fractions. We discuss how wear interacts with the teeth and how to help prevent teeth from mineral wear along the way. Plus, Dr. Nikki provides holistic solutions for teeth wear in response to certain health conditions, and how to implement wellness strategies at home in support of healthier teeth.

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Key Takeaways:
(1:16) What a Prosthodontist is and the area of expertise 

(2:59) The type of training Dr. Niki went through to become a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist 

(4:05) How a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist works with teeth, joints, and muscles 

(6:27) What “chemical” mean and the harm it can do to teeth 

(9:39) Normal wear vs. accelerated wear  

(11:53) Dr. Niki’s holistic recommendation for teeth repair from bulimia. 

(17:09) A visualization of what happens to the teeth as the mineral recedes

(21:15) A biometric approach for teeth once the enamel starts wearing off 

(23:57) How losing tooth structure affects the joints and TMJ 

(29:48) Two types of mechanical wear: erosion and attrition 

(31:54) Signs that your enamel is starting to wear off

(32:46) How to treat different patients with types of acidic wear on the teeth

(35:39) Another type of mechanical wear: abrasion and solutions to help  

(38:17) What abfractions on teeth mean plus steps for treatment 

Guest Info: 

Dr. Niki Maghami| Website 

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