Take Excellent Care of Your Gum Disease

If you have signs of gum disease, then it is important to get the help you need right away. Our professional dentists and team in Franklin, Wisconsin, are happy to help you with your gum disease, so you can reverse this condition before you suffer painful consequences. Gum disease can cause many oral health problems like tooth loss, bleeding or... read more »

Oral Accident and Injury Prevention Guidelines

The importance of your smile cannot be understated. Not only is it a window into your soul for the world to see, but it also facilitates speaking, eating, and chewing food properly. If one part of your mouth becomes damaged, it can have a domino effect on the rest of the mouth as well. Make sure your smile is protected... 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 people who have none. Your dentist, Dr. Susan Chmiel, routinely... 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 »

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 your bridge. Residual food particles and plaque that are not... 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 »

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 sticky, slightly rough coating on your teeth. This is plaque... read more »

Caring for Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease (more commonly called gum disease) is an inflammatory disease that can worsen and eventually destroy the gums and other structures which support the teeth. This disease is dangerous to your oral health because it is a painless infection that silently attacks, unless you seek proper treatment. Nonsurgical periodontal treatment is the least invasive approach for addressing periodontal disease.... read more »