Episodes

A new study in the highly respected, peer-reviewed British Dental Journal speculates there may be a connection between SARS- CoV-2 infection and the bacteria in your mouth

What to expect in your first dental visit after the shutdown

In this special “quarantine” episode of Your Filthy Mouth, Dr. Chuck and Suzanne discuss some changes you can expect during your next dental visit when the office reopens. They also talk about teledentistry, which will be available soon. Finally, Dr. Chuck thanks everyone for making his birthday so special last week and shares video he took of the parade his staff and friends put on for him.

Facebook Live – 3/23/2020

In case you missed Monday’s live broadcast, Dr. Chuck explained that due to state of Florida mandates, LifeTime Dental will only be open for emergency care until May 8. He and Suzanne also talked about what qualifies as an emergency and they reviewed the purpose of Your Filthy Mouth, which is to connect the dots between the health of your mouth and your overall wellness.

Facebook Live – 3/12/2020

Dr. Chuck and Suzanne talked about how the cause of your headaches might be found in your mouth. They also explained how a lack of pain doesn't necessarily mean your mouth and gums are healthy and answered several viewer questions.

Facebook Live – 3/5/2020

Dr. Chuck and Suzanne Lynn answer a question from Larry’s wife, who says he stops breathing a couple times an hour at night. They’ll talk about sleep-disordered breathing and ways to treat it without the traditional CPAP mask.

Facebook Live – 2/20/2020

Do you or someone you love suffer from bad breath? Join Dr. Chuck and Suzanne answer Gloria's question about halitosis and talk about causes and cures.

Facebook Live – 2/6/2020

February is Children's National Health Month. Dr. Chuck and Suzanne Lynn explain why baby teeth are still important, even though they're gone before adulthood.

Facebook Live – 1/23/2020

Dr. Chuck reprises the speech he gave at TEDxEustis 2020, where the theme was “Think Again.” If you think your mouth isn’t important to your health, think again!

Facebook Live – 1/8/2020

Dr. Chuck is looking forward to speaking at Tedx Eustis next week. Join us at 5:30 p.m. as he shares some of what he's going to talk about. Also, if you have a dental question, leave it in the comments. If Dr. Chuck answers it during the live broadcast, we'll send you a "Your Filthy Mouth" coffee mug like the ones in the photo.

Facebook Live – 12/11/2019

Dr. Chuck and Suzanne host their first Facebook Live, where Dr. Chuck explains the Mission of Your Filthy Mouth and why having a healthy mouth is necessary for having a healthy body.

Hate to floss? Here are some alternatives

More than half of Americans don’t floss regularly, and 20 percent don’t floss at all. If you’re one of those people who don’t have the time or just don’t want to do it, Dr. Chuck and Suzanne offer some alternatives to flossing that are easier and work just as well or even better.

Why this message and these shows are so important

People are literally dying from diseases caused by mouth infections. That's why Dr. Chuck and Suzanne are so passionate about oral health. Help us spread the message that what happens in your mouth affects the rest of your body.

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.

S2 E17: Back to school dental tips for kids and parents

Did you know dental disease causes children to miss more than 51 million school hours each year? With students in Central Florida and beyond preparing to head back to school this month, Dr. Chuck and Suzanne Lynn offer tips for how to help your kids start the school year with a smile.

S2 E16: Why don’t hospitals have dentists?

Ever wonder why you don't see dentists on the staff at most hospitals? Dr. Chuck asked why and got a surprising answer. He and Suzanne talk about it in an enlightening -- and possibly controversial -- episode of Your Filthy Mouth.

S2 E15: Challenges of a “mature’ mouth

Did you know Dr. Chuck’s dental practice has more than 250 patients age 90 or older? He and Suzanne Lynn discuss some of the challenges involved in caring for a “mature” mouth, and they also talk about a study that says people who keep their teeth healthy live an average of 10 years longer than those who don’t.

S2 E13: Periodontal health and pregnancy

The demands of pregnancy can lead to dental problems in some women. 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.

S2 E11: The cause of Alzheimer’s could be in your mouth

Dr. Chuck and Suzanne Lynn discuss a recently published medical study that uncovered a potential link between the bacteria associated with commonly known as gum disease and Alzheimer’s, and this Dr. Chuck answer's Lesley's question about how soon your baby should see the dentist.

S2 E10: The truth about bad breath

Occasional bad breath is common, but what if you or someone you know suffers from chronic halitosis? What are the causes and what can you do about it? Dr. Chuck answers these questions in this episode.

S2 E9: Your Mouth and Diabetes

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.

S2 E8: Why people don’t go to the dentist

Why do people avoid going to the dentist? Is it fear? Is it the cost? In this episode, Dr. Chuck reveals the No. 1 reason why people don’t go to the dentist, and how that affects overall health. Why don’t people see the dentist? That’s the topic of the show today on Your Filthy Mouth […]

S2 E6: 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.

S2 E5: Sleep disordered breathing unmasked

Snoring is more than just an annoying habit that keeps your bed partner awake at night. In fact, it can be a symptom of a serious health problem. In this episode of the “Your Filthy Mouth” podcast, Dr. Chuck talks about the possibly deadly consequences of sleep apnea and how the cure can be found […]

S2 E4: Why baby teeth are important

Why worry about your child’s baby teeth when they’re just going to lose them in a few years anyway? In Episode 4, Central Florida dentist Dr. Chuck Reinertsen explains why baby teeth are important and offers tips on how to get your child to brush.

S2 E3: A complete oral exam explained

When it comes to choosing a dentist, don’t fall for the “free exam” or other too-good-to-be-true deals. A complete and comprehensive exam can’t be done in just 10 minutes. In Episode 3, Central Florida dentist Dr. Chuck Reinertsen and Suzanne Lynn work through a checklist of steps that comprise a thorough examination.

S2 E1: How is Your Mouth Affecting Your Health?

We’re excited to launch Season 2 of Your Filthy Mouth with video versions in addition to our audio podcasts. In Episode 1, Dr. Chuck and Suzanne talk about how the infections in your mouth can lead to heart problems, diabetes, stroke, arthritis, Alzheimer’s and many other health problems

E31: 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 […]

E30: 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.

E29: 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.

E26: 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.

E25: 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.

E24: 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.

E21: 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 […]

E20: 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 […]

E19: 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.

E17: 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.

E16: 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.

E15: 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.

E14: 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.

E13: 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.

E12: 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.

E11: Cleaning That Filthy Mouth

When it comes to caring for your teeth, results are more important than technique. In this episode, Dr. Chuck explains there are many ways to clean your mouth, but only one objective: to remove all the bacteria without damaging your teeth or gums.

E10: Headaches & Your Mouth

Are you experiencing headaches and don’t know why? The answer might be in your mouth. In this episode, Dr. Chuck explains how things like bite problems and grinding your teeth can result in chronic headaches.

E9: Snoring Yourself to Death

Snoring is more than just an annoying habit that keeps your bed partner awake at night. In fact, it can be a symptom of a serious health problem. In this episode of the “Your Filthy Mouth” podcast, Dr. Chuck talks about the possibly deadly consequences of sleep apnea and how the cure can be found […]

E8: The “Mature” Mouth

Did you know Dr. Chuck’s dental practice has more than 250 patients age 90 or older? He outlines some of the challenges involved in caring for a “mature” mouth, and he also shares a study that says people who keep their teeth healthy live an average of 10 years longer than those who don’t.

E7: More Than a Podcast

“Your Filthy Mouth” is more than a podcast. We introduce you to the website, where you can listen to previous episodes and questions of the week, view videos, read Dr. Chuck’s blog, ask questions about oral health, and find links to dozens of studies and stories about how what happens in your mouth affects the […]

E6: Take Charge of Your Health

The human body is a lot like a car. Maintain it properly and you can go a long time without any serious problems. Dr. Chuck lists four steps to taking charge of your health.

E5: Get ’em Started Young

Baby teeth are more than just placeholders before the adult teeth come in. Dr. Chuck explains why it’s important to start dental care at a young age and gives tips on how to get kids to brush their teeth.

E4: Pain Myth Debunked

“My teeth don’t hurt so that means my mouth is healthy, right?” Dr. Chuck debunks the myth that if you’re not feeling any pain in your mouth, everything is fine. He also tackles several other popular misconceptions about your teeth and mouth.

E3: Invest Now or Pay Later

If you think dental health is expensive, just consider the cost of dental neglect. Dr. Chuck explains how investing time, effort and a minimal amount of money in keeping your mouth clean today can help you avoid huge dental bills and other health problems down the road.

E2: The Deadly Gap

Numerous studies have shown the negative impact that long-term, chronic dental infections – even those with no symptoms – can have onoverall health. Dr. Chuck explains how “The Deadly Gap” between physicians and dentists is keeping patients from realizing how problems in the mouth are spread throughout the body.

E1: Connecting the Dots

Did you know 50 percent of heart attacks are triggered by long-term dental infections, and a Surgeon General report from 2000 says you can’t have a healthy body with an unhealthy mouth? Dr. Chuck connects the dots between what happens in the mouth and what happens in the rest of the body.