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 fluoride is? And what it can do for your oral... read more »

Your Regular Dental Checkup Might Also Include a Fluoride Treatment

The American Dental Association recommends having a regular dental checkup performed every six months. This cleans your teeth of bacterial matter and monitor the health of your oral tissues. Each checkup performed at Drs. Timothy Ross & Susan Chmiel is designed to address every aspect of maintaining good oral health. This starts with a thorough dental cleaning, performed by one... read more »

What Is the Benefit of Fluoride?

Fluoride is a mainstay in our society for its potential benefits to our teeth. Fluoride has even been added to the public water supply. However, many individuals are unaware what exactly it is that fluoride does. Your tooth enamel is a hard layer on your teeth designed to protect them, but it can be damaged through harmful acids eventually leading... read more »

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 of the best things you can do to help your... read more »

Six Things You Didn’t Know About Dentistry

1. The first toothbrush was manufactured in China in 1498 - Before 1498, a toothbrush didn’t have bristles. The first toothbrush with bristles was manufactured in China and was made from the hair of hogs, horses, and badgers. The first commercial toothbrush was made in 1938. 2. Periodontal disease is very common - Approximately 75 percent of the United States... read more »