Connecting the Dots Between Oral Health and Overall Wellness


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Dr. Chuck isn’t the only one talking about how what goes on in your mouth can affect your overall health. Here are some of the peer-reviewed studies and medical articles he refers to in his podcast and blog:

CLICK HERE to read the United Concordia Dental white paper that Dr. Chuck refers to in “The Dollars and Sense of Dental Care.”

  • Coronavirus: Could there be a link between oral hygiene and the severity of SARS-CoV-2 infections? Read
  • Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General (Executive Summary). Read
  • Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General  (Full Report). Download
  • Oral Health Update: Ten Years After the Surgeon General’s Report. Download
  • Delta Dental: How Gum Disease Affects Your Health. Read
  • Web MD: Dangers of Gum Disease. Watch video 
  • American Academy of Family Physicians: Oral manifestations of systemic disease. Download
  • ScienceDirect: Oral infections and systemic disease—an emerging problem in medicine. Read
  • Washington State Department of Health: Oral Diseases and Other Systemic Conditions. Download
  • The National Center for Biotechnology Information: Systemic Diseases Caused by Oral Infection. Read
  • American Society for Microbiology: Systemic Diseases Caused by Oral Infection. Read
  • Harvard Medical School: Gum disease and heart disease: The common thread. How plaque on your teeth may be connected to plaque in your arteries. Read
  • National Institutes of Health: The link between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease: How far we have come in last two decades? Read
  • Journal of Periodontology: Role for Periodontal Bacteria in Cardiovascular Diseases. Read
  • Science Daily: Connection between mouth bacteria, inflammation in heart disease. Read
  • The BMJ Postgraduate Medical Journal: High-risk periodontal pathogens contribute to the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Read
  • American Diabetes Association: Diabetes and Oral Health Problems. Read
  • American Academy of Periodontology: Diabetes and Periodontal Disease. Read
  • National Institutes of Health: Periodontitis and diabetes: a two-way relationship. Read
  • American Diabetes Association: Diabetes and Periodontal Infection: Making the Connection. Read
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine: Diabetes and Periodontal (Gum) Disease. Read
  • American Heart Association: Oral Bacterial Signatures in Cerebral Thrombi of Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke Treated With Thrombectomy. Read
  • Stroke: A Journal of Cerebral Circulation: Periodontal Disease as a Risk Factor for Ischemic Stroke. Read
  • Medscape: More Evidence Links Gum Disease to Stroke Risk. Read
  • Saebo: The Hidden Connection Between Gum Disease and Stroke. Read
  • National Institutes for Health: Gingivitis and periodontitis as a risk factor for stroke: A case-control study in the Iranian population. Read
  • PubMed: Association between periodontal disease and stroke. Read
  • National Health Institute: Periodontitis and Alzheimer’s Disease: A Possible Comorbidity between Oral Chronic Inflammatory Condition and Neuroinflammation. Read
  • Science Daily: Link between gum disease and cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s. Read
  • MedicineNet: A Link Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s? Read
  • Science Alert: The cause of Alzheimer’s could be coming from inside your mouth, study claims. Read
  • American Academy of Periodontology: Expectant Mothers’ Periodontal Health Vital to Health of Her Baby. Read
  • Babble: Gum Disease and Complications During Pregnancy. Read
  • ScienceDirect: Periodontal disease and pregnancy outcomes: exposure, risk and intervention. Read
  • Dentaid: Periodontal disease and pregnancy. Read
  • Medical Life Sciences News: Periodontitis and Pregnancy. Read
  • Victoria State Government (Australia): Pregnancy and teeth. Read
  • BioMed Central: The association between rheumatoid arthritis and periodontal disease. Read
  • Arthritis Foundation: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Gum Disease. Read
  • Everyday Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Gum Disease: What You Need to Know. Read
  • National Institutes of Health: Periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis: the evidence accumulates for complex pathobiologic interactions. Read
  • National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (UK): Gum Disease. Read
  • NBC News: Could Gum Disease Cause Rheumatoid Arthritis? Read
  • Rheumatology Advisor: Bi-Directional Links Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Periodontal Disease. Read


August 17, 2020

A new study in the highly respected, peer-reviewed British Dental Journal speculates there may be a connection between SARS- CoV-2 infection and the bacteria in your mouth

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April 30, 2020

In this special “quarantine” episode of Your Filthy Mouth, Dr. Chuck and Suzanne discuss some changes you can expect during your next dental visit when the office reopens. They also talk about teledentistry, which will be available soon. Finally, Dr. Chuck thanks everyone for making his birthday so special last...

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March 23, 2020

In case you missed Monday’s live broadcast, Dr. Chuck explained that due to state of Florida mandates, LifeTime Dental will only be open for emergency care until May 8. He and Suzanne also talked about what qualifies as an emergency and they reviewed the purpose of Your Filthy Mouth, which...

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March 17, 2020

Dr. Chuck and Suzanne talked about how the cause of your headaches might be found in your mouth. They also explained how a lack of pain doesn't necessarily mean your mouth and gums are healthy and answered several viewer questions.

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March 5, 2020

Dr. Chuck and Suzanne Lynn answer a question from Larry’s wife, who says he stops breathing a couple times an hour at night. They’ll talk about sleep-disordered breathing and ways to treat it without the traditional CPAP mask.

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February 20, 2020

Do you or someone you love suffer from bad breath? Join Dr. Chuck and Suzanne answer Gloria's question about halitosis and talk about causes and cures.

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