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 »

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 »