57 different diseases found to be associated with oral bacteria

Evidence is mounting that having a healthy mouth is a key to having a healthy body. In this episode, Dr. Chuck and Suzanne discuss a recent article that points to 57 different diseases associated with oral bacteria, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, pregnancy complications and dozens of others.

October is National Dental Hygiene Month

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, an effort to celebrate the work dental hygienists do and to help raise awareness on the importance of good oral health. In this episode, Dr. Chuck and Suzanne spotlight the important role dental hygienists play on the front line of the health care industry.

What you need to know about your tongue

When it comes to your mouth, the teeth and gums get most of the attention. But don’t forget about the tongue! In this episode, Dr. Chuck and Suzanne talk about the tongue – why it’s important and the role it plays in your overall health.

Early signs of dental problems

A lack of pain doesn’t mean everything is OK in your mouth. In this episode, Dr. Chuck and Suzanne Lynn discuss some of the early signs of dental problems.

Chemotherapy and your mouth

Both Dr. Chuck and Suzanne Lynn have lost loved ones to cancer, so this episode is very personal to them. They discuss how chemotherapy affects the mouth and Dr. Chuck offers some tips on how to deal with the painful side effects.

Your pet needs a clean mouth, too

Dr. Chuck and Suzanne are joined by Dr. Christine Cassidy, DVM, of Eustis Veterinary Hospital, to discuss how dental health is just as important for our pets as it is for us. She also shares some of the similarities and differences between human and animal mouths.

Study: Oral bacteria in 86% of blood clots in stroke patients

Dr. Chuck and Suzanne discuss a recent study in the Journal of the American Heart Association that shows oral bacteria was found in 86 percent of the clots found in stroke patients? What does this mean? Infections in your mouth often cause blood clots, which can result in strokes.

The Dollars and Sense of Dental Care

Dr. Chuck and Suzanne Lynn share the results of a recent study by the United Concordia Dental insurance company that shows how patients who take care of their teeth save thousands of dollars in annual medical costs and see a significant reduction in annual hospitalizations versus those who do not.