On this episode of A Tale of Two Hygienists Michelle and Andrew bring on Jennifer Fijor, ARNP to talk about the medical-dental connection specifically as it relates to gut heath. Jennifer dives into the details about Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and more.
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Interview Starts: 06:41.426
- Periodontitis/IBD Overlap
- Oral Lesions
- Treatment Journey
- Patient Conversations
“You can be the first-line defense in detecting some of this stuff.”
“They can go to the bathroom anywhere from a few times a day, to 20 times a day with urgent diarrhea.”
“Diet plays a role but it is not the only thing that is involved.”
“Gut bacteria starts in the mouth.”
“If you are someone with poor oral health you might be someone with poor gut health as well.”
“It is so hard to live a normal life with some of these auto-immune disorders.”
Jennifer on Instagram/TikTok: Gutgalz