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 »

Learning About Invisalign®

Do you long for a straighter smile when it comes to your teeth? If so, you are not alone. Many people wish they had straighter teeth. That is why Invisalign® is more popular now than ever before. Invisalign is perfect if you would like to straighten your teeth discreetly. Thanks... Read more »

Understanding Dental Implants

Dental Implants are a way for dentist’s to restore your smile if you are missing a tooth. It’s very effective when it comes to replacing teeth. Dental implants are designed to look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. Your dentist can shape and color the implant to match... Read more »

How to Use Tooth Whitening Strips

A bright white smile makes a good first impression and can say a lot about you. Unfortunately there are a lot of things that can contribute to keeping our teeth from looking their very best. Age, tobacco use and the staining caused by foods and dark beverages can dull your... Read more »

How to Achieve a Whiter and Brighter Smile

Is your smile in desperate need for a shine? If so, look no further than our in-office teeth-whitening system. Here at Drs. Timothy Ross & Susan Chmiel, we strive to give you a radiant and confident smile. The reasons for receiving teeth-whitening treatment can vary, and some of those reasons... Read more »

The Difference between Dental Veneers and Dental Bonding

You want the best when it comes to your teeth, especially when it involves how they look. If you are looking into ways you can fix that chipped, cracked or discolored tooth, look no further. Our team is going to help by showing you two common cosmetic dental procedures that... Read more »

FAQ About Lumineers®

What are Lumineers®? Lumineers are a type of dental veneer. How thin are Lumineers? One of the traits of Lumineers is that they are much thinner than traditional dental veneers. Lumineers are nearly as thin as a contact lens, about 0.2 mm. How much preparation do Lumineers require? Because Lumineers... Read more »