Christmas Gifts For the Mouth

Looking to give the gift of oral health or a last-minute stocking stuffer or two? Dr. Chuck and Suzanne talk about some of the items in the Filthy Mouth Store.

The Gift of Oral Health

Tis the season for a healthy mouth! In the latest episode of “Your Filthy Mouth,”Dr. Chuck explains the difference between an “expensive” gift and a “valuable”gift and offers ideas for assembling an inexpensive but valuable package of gifts for the mouth.

Diabetes and your mouth

Did you know there’s a two-way link between diabetes and your mouth? In this episode,” Dr. Chuck explains how people with diabetes are more likely to have periodontal disease than people without diabetes, and how periodontal disease may make it more difficult for people who have diabetes to control their blood sugar.

Proactive vs. reactive healthcare for your mouth

So many of the issues we have in our mouth are absolutely symptom-free. That makes it kind of hard to know when you’ve got an infection! And if you’ve got an infection, that doesn’t just affect your mouth, it affects your entire body. That’s why proactive healthcare for your mouth is so important. Now, there’s […]

Dental neglect costs more than prevention

If you think dental care is expensive, just consider the cost of dental neglect. In this episode, Dr. Chuck explains the difference between being “proactive,” which is taking role in the care of your mouth before there’s an issue, and being “reactive,” which is waiting until there’s a problem that needs to be fixed. He’s […]

E23: A Meeting of the Minds

The purpose of “Your Filthy Mouth” is to bridge the gap between dentists and physicians when it comes to oral-systemic health. In this episode, Dr. Chuck welcomes local cardiologist Dr. Sule Salami and they talk about the importance of working together to ensure the overall wellness of their common patients.

E22: Not All Dental Exams Are Created Equal

While going to a dentist who advertises a “free first exam” can be a good first step towards a healthy mouth, keep in mind that many of these exams are just basic, cursory checkups, and a more thorough evaluation is needed. In Episode 22,  Dr. Chuck outlines the steps in a comprehensive examination.

Expectant mothers’ periodontal health vital to health of her baby

Our goal here at is to connect dots between your oral health and your overall health. Remember, the mouth is the biggest polluter of the bloodstream. Let’s tackle a subject you might not have heard much about: Mouth care during pregnancy. You kind of have to feel for women. There’s all these hormone changes […]

Periodontal Health and Pregnancy

The demands of pregnancy can lead to dental problems in some women. In Episode 21, Dr. Chuck explains why an expectant mother’s periodontal health is vital to the health of her baby, and how she can avoid the problems that sometimes arise during pregnancy. Here are some links to medical studies and articles that explain […]