Focus on what you can do

When it comes to your health, Dr. Chuck says it’s important to focus on the things you can do, rather than worry about the things you can’t control. In Episode 31, he explains how some things – like cleaning your mouth properly – are simple but not necessarily easy, and he provides tips for doing […]

Head vs. Heart Knowledge

It’s one thing to brush your teeth because the dentist tells you to. It’s another when you fully embrace the fact that happens in your mouth affects the entire body. In episode 30, Dr. Chuck explains the difference between head knowledge and heart knowledge.

New Year’s Resolutions

Make a resolution in 2019 to take care of your mouth! In the final episode of Season 1, Dr. Chuck shares a few simple, inexpensive steps you can take every day to improve your overall health while saving time and money.

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.

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.