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 […]

Chemotherapy and Your Teeth

Chemotherapy can cause problems throughout the entire body, and the mouth is no exception. Side effects can include dry mouth, sores, infection, and oversensitivity, just to name a few. In Episode 20, Dr. Chuck explains how keeping your mouth clean can help you avoid bigger problems and offers a few suggestions for caring for your […]

Your Mouth and Your Heart

Dr. Chuck recently had dinner with a cardiologist and the discussion turned to the connection between periodontal disease and heart health. Both agree a thorough mouth exam should be a prerequisite before heart surgery – or any other type of surgery, for that matter.

Treat the Cause, Not the Symptom

In this episode, Dr. Chuck explains the difference between acute care and chronic care, and why he prefers to focus on the source of the problem instead of just the symptoms.

More About Sleep Apnea

Do you or your partner snore and/or have a hard time getting a good night’s sleep? You no longer have to spend the night in a lab to have a sleep study done. In the latest episode of “Your Filthy Mouth,” Dr. Chuck explains how you can test yourself at home.

Most infections DON’T hurt!

Dr Chuck’s weekly advice hit home recently when his co-host’s husband waited too long to have a bad tooth treated, and an infection that was pain free for a year finally started hurting. Hear the story on this week’s episode.

What’s the Best Toothbrush?

Choosing the right toothbrush is an important decision, but without the proper technique, you won’t get the right results. In this episode, Dr. Chuck talks about the best toothbrushes and how to use them.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry For You?

Times have changed since Dr. Chuck started practicing in 1979. Back then, if a patient complained about yellow teeth, the dentist recommended he wear a brown tie. Today, there are so many ways to improve your smile. In this episode, Dr. Chuck explains some of them.

Explaining TMJ and TMD

Everybody has a TMJ, which is the temporomandibular joint. Unfortunately, too many people have a TMD, or temporomandibular dysfunction, which can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement. In this week’s episode, Dr. Chuck explains some of the causes, symptoms and treatments of TMD.

Genetics vs. Lifestyle

Don’t blame grandma for your bad teeth. In this episode, Dr. Chuck explains how there are some mouth issues that can run in the family, but they often can be overcome with proper care and treatment.