How Fluoride Strengthens Your Teeth

Did you know that the enamel layer of your teeth is the hardest substance in the human body? But it shouldn’t seem too surprising, given the amount of biting and chewing of hard, crunchy food we are able to do. But strong as it is, tooth enamel isn’t invincible. One... Read more »

Taking Adequate Care of Your New Temporary Crown

When Drs. Timothy Ross & Susan Chmiel cemented a temporary crown over the abutment in your mouth, it was intended to protect the abutment long enough for the dental lab to complete your permanent crown. It’s important to remember that the temporary crown does not actually restore the full function... Read more »

An Extracted Tooth Can Effectively be Restored with a Bridge

Severe tooth decay, extreme fractures, cracks or a partially knocked out tooth can sometimes be so severe that the tooth in question cannot be saved by a root canal and thus requires extraction. Unfortunately, this can compromise your mouth in several ways. At first it might only limit your ability... Read more »

The Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

April has been designated as Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that oral cancer accounts for 85% of all head and neck cancers? And while nearly 10,000 people die every year because of it, many of those deaths are preventable. Early detection dramatically improves treatability, and oral cancer screenings... Read more »

Keeping Your Baby’s Teeth Healthy

A child’s developmental years have an enormous impact on his or her whole life. Baby teeth, although not permanent, are incredibly important for development and good oral health as a child grows. Knowing how best to care for your baby’s teeth can help him or her have a healthy, happy... Read more »

The Invisalign® Solution

Many adults with a misaligned smile are hesitant to straighten their teeth with traditional, metal braces. They worry that the metal brackets and wires will mar the appearance of their smile and will damage their confidence. If you are one of these people, what can be done? Come to our... Read more »

Countering Chronic Dry Mouth

One of the roles saliva plays in your mouth is to wash away plaque and food particles. Reduced saliva production greatly increases your chances of developing problems with tooth decay and gum disease. Dry mouth can have several causes, addressing the underlying source will go a long way towards helping... Read more »

Are Your Wisdom Teeth Causing Problems?

When your third molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth, come in, what do they do? What is there purpose? Do we really need them? Long ago, when our ancestors were trying to eat reeds and plants, we needed these back teeth to help chew. But since our diets have evolved,... Read more »

Tartar and Your Oral Care

Do you know what tartar is? Where it comes from and how to get rid of it? Let’s take a brief look at this mysterious substance that can inhabit your mouth. If you run your tongue along the back of your teeth, near the gum line, you can feel a... Read more »

What Should You Do During a Dental Emergency?

Are you devoted to caring for your teeth? Do you do everything you can to keep your smile healthy and strong? Still, you know that even if you care for your smile well, but do you know how to react to a dental emergency? We know how traumatic a dental... Read more »