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 […]

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 […]

A dentist and a cardiologist go to dinner …

You probably know by now, but our goal is to help connect the dots between your oral health and your overall health — what happens in your mouth, unlike Vegas, doesn’t stay in your mouth! Infections in your mouth get in your bloodstream and get everywhere, including your heart. I recently went to dinner with […]

Acute care vs. chronic care

Our whole mission has been to help show that what happens in your mouth doesn’t stay in your mouth — it affects your entire body! A good question to do with that is, if you have problems with your mouth and get back up to healthy standards, does it stop the effect on your body? […]

You can now do a sleep study at home

We’ve talked a lot about how the health of your mouth affects the rest of your body. It’s our goal, after all, to connect those dots! There are a lot of surprising health problems that can come from your mouth, such as heart attacks, but this time we’ve got a different one: sleep apnea. We’ve […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]