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

What to expect in your first dental visit after the shutdown

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 week and shares video he took of the parade his staff and friends put on for him.

Why most mouth infections DON’T hurt

Something we’ve been talking about since we started Your Filthy Mouth is infections with no pain. You can have a problem for ages without feeling it, but lack of pain doesn’t mean you’re healthy. We have to figure out a way to take care of these infections without pain as a motivation, before the issue […]

Most infections DON’T hurt!

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.

Brushing equation: Effort x Technique = Success

When it comes to keeping your mouth clean, there are a lot of different tools out there- but like Marla asked, what’s the best toothbrush? Great question! First off, I would recommend a soft toothbrush. The challenge is, the root surface of the tooth is 7 times softer than the enamel. I’ve seen some root […]

What’s the Best Toothbrush?

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.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry For You?

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.

Explaining TMJ and TMD

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.

Genetics vs. Lifestyle

Don’t blame grandma for your bad teeth. In this episode, Dr. Chuck explains how there are some mouth issues that can run in the family, but they often can be overcome with proper care and treatment.

The great debate: genetics vs. lifestyle

When it comes to health, what matters more, genetics or lifestyle? The medical community has been trying to answer that question for decades, and the consensus seems to be that yes, family history does play a role, but it often can be overcome by healthy living. I know a woman whose mother and sisters all […]