Get ’em Started Young

Baby teeth are more than just placeholders before the adult teeth come in. Dr. Chuck explains why it’s important to start dental care at a young age and gives tips on how to get kids to brush their teeth.

Lack of pain doesn’t mean everything’s OK

I know this sounds funny coming from a dentist, but the older I get, the more I like pain. Now, let me explain. In our office, we’ll do everything we can not to create pain and stop any pain you’re already feeling. But in my nearly 40 years of practicing, I’ve never seen a bigger […]

Pain Myth Debunked

“My teeth don’t hurt so that means my mouth is healthy, right?” Dr. Chuck debunks the myth that if you’re not feeling any pain in your mouth, everything is fine. He also tackles several other popular misconceptions about your teeth and mouth.

It costs more to fix than maintain your smile

One of the most common questions I hear from my patients is, “Why is dental health care so expensive?” My answer: It doesn’t have to cost a lot, nor should it. Dental neglect is what’s expensive. My goal with everybody who comes into our office is for them to need less dental care – fewer […]

Invest Now or Pay Later

If you think dental health is expensive, just consider the cost of dental neglect. Dr. Chuck explains how investing time, effort and a minimal amount of money in keeping your mouth clean today can help you avoid huge dental bills and other health problems down the road.

Bridging the ‘Deadly Gap’ between physicians, dentists

What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but whatever happens in the mouth goes through the whole body. So, if you have an infection in your mouth, it only stands to reason it will affect you elsewhere. Take Alice for example. She had all kinds of health problems. She was lethargic. She was on […]

The Deadly Gap

Numerous studies have shown the negative impact that long-term, chronic dental infections – even those with no symptoms – can have onoverall health. Dr. Chuck explains how “The Deadly Gap” between physicians and dentists is keeping patients from realizing how problems in the mouth are spread throughout the body.

That beautiful smile could be killing you

A lot has changed in the field of dentistry since I began practicing in 1979. Back then, when you went to a dentist and you had yellow teeth, the dentist would tell you to wear a brown tie. Now you can get them whitened and made to look pretty much however you want them to […]

Connecting the Dots

Did you know 50 percent of heart attacks are triggered by long-term dental infections, and a Surgeon General report from 2000 says you can’t have a healthy body with an unhealthy mouth? Dr. Chuck connects the dots between what happens in the mouth and what happens in the rest of the body.