The Tips You Need to Reach a Stunning Christmas Smile

Do you wish you had a bright and brilliant smile this Christmas? If so, Dr. Timothy Ross and Dr. Susan Chmiel have some tips that can help you achieve that smile goal! There are many things you can do to make your teeth and appearance more attractive. Some of those... Read more »

Extracting Wisdom Teeth Can Help Prevent Future Complications

Wisdom teeth are essentially third molars lurking in the back of the mouth as vestigial teeth leftover by the slow-moving processes of evolution. Most people have four wisdom teeth, but it is not unheard of for some individuals to have as many as six wisdom teeth, while there are some... Read more »

If You Have a Healthy Lifestyle, You Can Have a Healthy Smile

Do you want a strong, healthy, and beautiful smile? If so, it’s best to have a healthy lifestyle. Now, our Drs. Timothy Ross & Susan Chmiel team understands that that might be a difficult task if you’re not sure what a healthy lifestyle entails. So, we’re happy to help you!... Read more »

What to Do About Food Stuck in the Teeth

It’s not uncommon to get a small piece of food stuck between your teeth when you eat. In most cases, it comes free on its own. However, there are other times when you might get a tough piece of food, like a meat fiber or popcorn hull, uncomfortably stuck in... Read more »

A Missing Tooth in Your Smile Can Often Be Replaced by a Dental Implant

When a tooth is knocked out, extracted or lost to severe tooth decay, it can have a serious negative impact on your appearance and quality of life. One of the most effective methods Dr. Susan Chmiel recommends for restoring the function and appearance of a lost tooth is to have... Read more »

Antiseptic Mouthwash is Not a Viable Replacement for Flossing

When residual food particles and plaque are not removed between teeth and along the gumline, they can quickly harden into dangerous tartar. This greatly increases your chances of developing problems with tooth decay and gum disease. In recent years, certain antiseptic mouthwash manufacturers have made claims that their products are... Read more »

A Basic Filling Can Often Be Used to Repair a Cavity or Small Area of Tooth Decay

A cavity is a term used to describe a small-to-medium-sized area of tooth decay. It forms when the pervasive bacteria in your mouth work to exploit weakened tooth enamel. While most cavities are a result of an ineffective or inconsistent oral hygiene routine, they can also result from insufficient fluoride... Read more »

The Risks of Sharing Your Toothbrush

Do you ever consider using someone else’s toothbrush? Do you think using a toothbrush isn’t a problem, especially if you’re only sharing with a significant other? Would you be surprised to learn that you should actually never share your toothbrush with anyone? As you’ve probably guessed, you also shouldn’t lend... Read more »

First-Aid Tips to Safely Remove Food or a Foreign Object from Your Gumline

It’s quite common for a piece of food to get caught between your teeth or in your gums. Sometimes, these piece of food can get stubbornly stuck in your gumline. This could be even more serious if you have a bad habit of chewing on objects, like pencils, pens, and... Read more »

Be Sure to Include Your Bridge When You Brush and Floss

Even though your new bridge is made from materials that will not succumb to the bacterial effects of tooth decay, you will still need to include it in your daily oral hygiene routine. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can still pose a serious threat to the lifespan of... Read more »