Your Filthy Mouth

Your Filthy Mouth

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May 16, 2019 11 min
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.
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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.
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Dr. Chuck says in every town there are good dentists and "other than good" dentists. In this episode, he offers tips on how to differentiate between the two.
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April 25, 2019 16 min
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.
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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, Dr. Chuck talks about the possibly deadly consequences of sleep disordered breathing and how the cure can be found inside your mouth.
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April 11, 2019 9 min
Why worry about your child's baby teeth when they're just going to lose them in a few years anyway? Central Florida dentist Dr. Chuck Reinertsen explains why baby teeth are important and offers tips on how to get your child to brush.
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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. Central Florida dentist Dr. Chuck Reinertsen and Suzanne Lynn work through a checklist of steps that comprise a thorough examination.
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Central Florida dentist Dr. Chuck Reinertsen and Suzanne Lynn talk about some things going on in your mouth that you might not be aware of.
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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
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January 25, 2019 13 min
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 it right.
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January 17, 2019 11 min
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.
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January 1, 2019 15 min
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.
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December 25, 2018 17 min
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.
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In this episode, Dr. Chuck shares how he and other dentists collaborated with physicians at a recent oral-systemic health conference in Las Vegas.
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December 11, 2018 14 min
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.
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December 4, 2018 15 min
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.
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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 crunched the numbers and you’ll be surprised to hear just how much money you can save by being proactive.
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November 20, 2018 13 min
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.
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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.
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November 2, 2018 13 min
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 more about the connection between pregnancy complications and gum disease: American Academy of Periodontology: E...
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