When brushing, results trump technique

When it comes to caring for your teeth, results are more important than technique. There are many ways to clean your mouth, but only one objective: to remove all the bacteria without damaging your teeth or gums. You can brush, floss, use a Waterpik or do all of the above three or four times a […]

E11: Cleaning That Filthy Mouth

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.

E10: Headaches & Your Mouth

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.

E9: Snoring Yourself to Death

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 […]

Are you snoring yourself to death?

Snoring is more than just an annoying habit that keeps your bed partner awake. In fact, it can be a symptom of a serious health problem. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing repeatedly stops and starts during the night. This results in not getting enough oxygen into the bloodstream. […]

Taking care of a ‘mature’ mouth

As a dentist practicing in Central Florida, I get to work with a lot of “mature” mouths. In fact, at Lifetime Dental, we have more than 250 patients age 90 or older. A study by the American Dental Association back in the 1990s found that people who hang on to their teeth and keep them […]

E8: The “Mature” Mouth

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

E7: More Than a Podcast

“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 […]

E6: Take Charge of Your Health

The human body is a lot like a car. Maintain it properly and you can go a long time without any serious problems. Dr. Chuck lists four steps to taking charge of your health.

Brushing isn’t just for grownups

Why should we worry about baby teeth? After all, a child’s going to lose them anyway. No matter what happens with them, we’ll get a fresh start when the adult teeth come in, right? Wrong. Proper oral care is important at all ages – including early childhood. Steps taken and habits formed at a very […]