The Difference Between Full and Partial Dentures

Do you know the important differences between full and partial dentures? Our team is happy to review both versions for optimal tooth replacement to help you better understand how they can restore your smile. Below we will review the main types of dentures, which are full and partial dentures, and... Read more »

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Pediatric Dentistry 101

Raising kids is tough work. As a parent, you want what’s best for them. What’s really challenging is teaching them about how things they may not like now are actually really good for them in the long run. A good example of that is oral health. Kids rarely enjoy brushing... Read more »

What to Know About Fluoride

If you’ve ever paid attention to the messaging on dental products, you’ve likely seen fluoride advertised as an ingredient at some point or another. It’s in nearly everything that you use to care for your teeth, and it’s there because it helps your oral health. But do you know what... Read more »

What to Expect When Having Veneers Placed

For those who wish for brighter, more aesthetic smiles, our dentist may recommend veneers. These tooth-colored shells are made to cover the front of teeth that have stains, chips or other minor cosmetic flaws. If you choose veneers for your smile, Dr. Susan Chmiel will first clean the teeth receiving... Read more »

Building a Foundation for Your Smile With Dental Bonding

If you ever sustain any damage to your teeth and gums, you may be required to visit your dentist for an oral health care restoration. Several treatments and repairs are routinely available to fix your smile and give you the smile makeover you will need. One of the most highly... Read more »

Teeth Lost to Periodontitis Might Be Replaced by a Removable Partial Denture

Gingivitis linked to poor oral hygiene can often be addressed by a professional dental cleaning treatment and conscious improvements in your daily oral hygiene routine. Without these measures, the mild inflammation of gum disease can worsen into the periodontal infection of periodontitis. As it continues to develop your gumline could... Read more »