Avoiding Acid Erosion

Did you know that one of the biggest enemies to your teeth is acid? “Acid” is a word that stirs up many images, but the truth is that acid is found in many things that you eat and drink every day.  When acid starts to go to work on our teeth, it attacks the enamel and opens the door for... read more »

Protecting Your Teeth With Dental Sealants

Your back teeth are tasked with chewing your food in order to get it ready for digestion. In order to do their job well, those teeth, which are called premolars and molars come equipped with bumps and fissures that help the teeth grind up the food before it is swallowed. While those features help your back teeth to do that... read more »

The Excitement of a Better Smile Awaits with Laser Dentistry

Have you heard that lasers can be used in an assortment of oral health care procedures to improve your smile? Not only have lasers been proven proficient in many procedures, but they can reach levels of precision that were once deemed impossible. The excitement of a better smile awaits with laser dentistry. The key to understanding laser dentistry includes the... read more »

Warning Symptoms of Cavities

Cavities are a common issue that patients seek treatment for from Drs. Susan Chmiel. Sometimes it can be more difficult to discern what the issue causing your teeth pain might be. Here are two of the most common cavity symptoms that accompany cavities to help you spot them. Aching Teeth Do you have a tooth that has been hurting you... 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 your toothbrush to anyone. You see, there are a number... 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, so have our jaws, which are smaller than our ancestors... read more »