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Your Filthy Mouth With Dr. Chuck

Health & Wellness Podcasts

A weekly podcast explaining how what's in your mouth holds the key to your overall wellness.

A weekly podcast explaining how what's in your mouth holds the key to your overall wellness.


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A weekly podcast explaining how what's in your mouth holds the key to your overall wellness.




Hate to floss? Here are some alternatives

More than half of Americans don’t floss regularly, and 20 percent don’t floss at all. If you’re one of those people who don’t have the time or just don’t want to do it, Dr. Chuck and Suzanne offer some alternatives to flossing that are easier and work just as well or even better.


Why this message and these shows are so important

People are literally dying from diseases caused by mouth infections. That's why Dr. Chuck and Suzanne are so passionate about oral health. Help us spread the message that what happens in your mouth affects the rest of your body. Watch more videos and read articles and medical studies at


57 different diseases found to be associated with oral bacteria

Evidence is mounting that having a healthy mouth is a key to having a healthy body. In this episode, Dr. Chuck and Suzanne discuss a recent article that points to 57 different diseases associated with oral bacteria, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, pregnancy complications and dozens of others.


October is National Dental Hygiene Month

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, an effort to celebrate the work dental hygienists do and to help raise awareness on the importance of good oral health. In this episode, Dr. Chuck and Suzanne spotlight the important role dental hygienists play on the front line of the health care industry.


What you need to know about your tongue

When it comes to your mouth, the teeth and gums get most of the attention. But don't forget about the tongue! In this episode, Dr. Chuck and Suzanne talk about the tongue -- why it's important and the role it plays in your overall health.


Think your mouth isn’t important to your health? Think again!

In this episode, Dr. Chuck previews the theme of his upcoming TED Talk: “Think Again.” Think your mouth is only important for eating, talking and smiling? Think again! Think everything is fine because it doesn’t hurt? Think again!


Early signs of dental problems

A lack of pain doesn't mean everything is OK in your mouth. In this episode, Dr. Chuck and Suzanne Lynn discuss some of the early signs of dental problems.


Chemotherapy and your mouth

Both Dr. Chuck and Suzanne Lynn have lost loved ones to cancer, so this episode is very personal to them. They discuss how chemotherapy affects the mouth and Dr. Chuck offers some tips on how to deal with the painful side effects.


What's the difference between brushing your teeth and cleaning your mouth?

Some people brush their teeth but still have cavities and other mouth-related health problems. Others spend time cleaning their mouths and have bright healthy smiles. Dr. Chuck explains the difference between brushing your teeth and cleaning your mouth while showing some products that can help.


Your pet needs a clean mouth, too

Dr. Chuck and Suzanne are joined by Dr. Christine Cassidy, DVM, of Eustis Veterinary Hospital, to discuss how dental health is just as important for our pets as it is for us. She also shares some of the similarities and differences between human and animal mouths. To learn more about Dr. Cassidy, visit the Eustis Veterinary Hospital website at


Study: Oral bacteria in 86% of blood clots in stroke patients

Dr. Chuck and Suzanne talk about a recent study in the Journal of the American Heart Association that shows oral bacteria was found in 86 percent of the clots found in stroke patients? What does this mean? Infections in your mouth often cause blood clots, which can result in strokes. Click here to read the study:


The Dollars and Sense of Dental Care

Dr. Chuck and Suzanne Lynn share the results of a recent study by the United Concordia Dental insurance company that shows how patients who take care of their teeth save thousands of dollars in annual medical costs and see a significant reduction in annual hospitalizations versus those who do not. Here is a link to the study. TRANSCRIPT: Dr.Chuck – Hi, I’m Dr. Chuck, welcome to Your Filthy Mouth. The dollars and sense of medical care. Insurance companies want you to stay healthy. Does...


S2 E17: Back to school dental tips for kids & parents

Did you know dental disease causes children to miss more than 51 million school hours each year? With students in Central Florida and beyond preparing to head back to school this month, Dr. Chuck and Suzanne Lynn offer tips for how to help your kids start the school year with a smile. Here is a link to disclosing tablets and other dental care products Dr. Chuck discusses:


S2 E16: Why don't hospitals have dentists?

Ever wonder why you don't see dentists on the staff at most hospitals? Dr. Chuck asked why and got a surprising answer. He and Suzanne talk about it in an enlightening -- and possibly controversial -- episode of Your Filthy Mouth.


S2 E15: Challenges of a "mature" mouth

Did you know Dr. Chuck’s dental practice has more than 250 patients age 90 or older? He and Suzanne Lynn discuss some of the challenges involved in caring for a “mature” mouth, and they also talk about a study that says people who keep their teeth healthy live an average of 10 years longer than those who don’t.


S2 E14: Can your child's mouth be keeping them awake?

Is your child having trouble sleeping at night? Dr. Chuck and Suzanne Lynn discuss how problems in his or her mouth could lead to sleep-disordered breathing, and what can be done to help solve the problem.


S2 E13: Periodontal health and pregnancy

The demands of pregnancy can lead to dental problems in some women. Dr. Chuck explains why an expectant mother’s periodontal health is vital to the health of her baby, and how she can avoid the problems that sometimes arise during pregnancy.


S2 E12: Everything you need to know about enamel

Dr. Chuck and Suzanne answer some really good questions about tooth enamel from Your Filthy Mouth listener J.P. and discuss how to take care of it.


S2 E11: The cause of Alzheimer's could be in your mouth

Dr. Chuck and Suzanne Lynn discuss a recently published medical study that uncovered a potential link between the bacteria associated with commonly known as gum disease and Alzheimer’s, and this Dr. Chuck answer's Lesley's question about how soon your baby should see the dentist.


S2 E10: The truth about bad breath

Occasional bad breath is common, but what if you or someone you know suffers from chronic halitosis? What are the causes and what can you do about it? Dr. Chuck answers these questions in this episode.