Tis the season for a healthy mouth! In the latest episode of “Your Filthy Mouth,”Dr. Chuck explains the difference between an “expensive” gift and a “valuable”gift and offers ideas for assembling an inexpensive but valuable package of gifts for the mouth.
Did you know there’s a two-way link between diabetes and your mouth? In this episode,” Dr. Chuck explains how people with diabetes are more likely to have periodontal disease than people without diabetes, and how periodontal disease may make it more difficult for people who have diabetes to control their blood sugar.
If you think dental care is expensive, just consider the cost of dental neglect. In this episode, Dr. Chuck explains the difference between being “proactive,” which is taking role in the care of your mouth before there’s an issue, and being “reactive,” which is waiting until there’s a problem that needs to be fixed. He’s...
The purpose of “Your Filthy Mouth” is to bridge the gap between dentists and physicians when it comes to oral-systemic health. In this episode, Dr. Chuck welcomes local cardiologist Dr. Sule Salami and they talk about the importance of working together to ensure the overall wellness of their common patients.
While going to a dentist who advertises a “free first exam” can be a good first step towards a healthy mouth, keep in mind that many of these exams are just basic, cursory checkups, and a more thorough evaluation is needed. In Episode 22, Dr. Chuck outlines the steps in a comprehensive examination.
The demands of pregnancy can lead to dental problems in some women. In Episode 21, 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. Here are some links to medical studies and articles that explain...
Chemotherapy can cause problems throughout the entire body, and the mouth is no exception. Side effects can include dry mouth, sores, infection, and oversensitivity, just to name a few. In Episode 20, Dr. Chuck explains how keeping your mouth clean can help you avoid bigger problems and offers a few suggestions for caring for your...
Dr. Chuck recently had dinner with a cardiologist and the discussion turned to the connection between periodontal disease and heart health. Both agree a thorough mouth exam should be a prerequisite before heart surgery – or any other type of surgery, for that matter.
Do you or your partner snore and/or have a hard time getting a good night’s sleep? You no longer have to spend the night in a lab to have a sleep study done. In the latest episode of “Your Filthy Mouth,” Dr. Chuck explains how you can test yourself at home.
Dr Chuck’s weekly advice hit home recently when his co-host’s husband waited too long to have a bad tooth treated, and an infection that was pain free for a year finally started hurting. Hear the story on this week’s episode.
Choosing the right toothbrush is an important decision, but without the proper technique, you won’t get the right results. In this episode, Dr. Chuck talks about the best toothbrushes and how to use them.
Times have changed since Dr. Chuck started practicing in 1979. Back then, if a patient complained about yellow teeth, the dentist recommended he wear a brown tie. Today, there are so many ways to improve your smile. In this episode, Dr. Chuck explains some of them.
Everybody has a TMJ, which is the temporomandibular joint. Unfortunately, too many people have a TMD, or temporomandibular dysfunction, which can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement. In this week’s episode, Dr. Chuck explains some of the causes, symptoms and treatments of TMD.
When it comes to caring for your teeth, results are more important than technique. In this episode, Dr. Chuck explains there are many ways to clean your mouth, but only one objective: to remove all the bacteria without damaging your teeth or gums.
Are you experiencing headaches and don’t know why? The answer might be in your mouth. In this episode, Dr. Chuck explains how things like bite problems and grinding your teeth can result in chronic headaches.
Snoring is more than just an annoying habit that keeps your bed partner awake at night. In fact, it can be a symptom of a serious health problem. In this episode of the “Your Filthy Mouth” podcast, Dr. Chuck talks about the possibly deadly consequences of sleep apnea and how the cure can be found...
“Your Filthy Mouth” is more than a podcast. We introduce you to the website, where you can listen to previous episodes and questions of the week, view videos, read Dr. Chuck’s blog, ask questions about oral health, and find links to dozens of studies and stories about how what happens in your mouth affects the...