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.

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 […]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.