How to Properly Recover After a Wisdom Tooth Extraction

After you’ve had one or all of your wisdom teeth extracted, it is extremely important to take good care of the areas that were treated. In order to do so, we strongly recommend taking the prescribed painkillers as well as following any instructions your dentist or oral surgeon provides. We also recommend that you: •… Read more »

Your Four Types of Dentures

Dentures generally aren’t a go-to decision for smile restoration. But did you know that dentures can be not only an effective method of tooth replacement, but also a cost-friendly one? Today our team at Family Smile Center, LLC will show you three common denture options people use today to restore their smile to its full… Read more »

Root Canal Treatment 101

Did you know that having a tooth that is severely decayed or infected can be detrimental to your overall health? And did you also know that a root canal can be one of the ways to treat a decayed or infected tooth? Today, our team at will give you the basics on root canal treatment…. Read more »

The Top Four Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants, a common dental cosmetic procedure for treating those with missing teeth, can be a great way to restore a smile. The benefits of having dental implants are endless, and today our team at Family Smile Center, LLC will describe four of these benefits. 1. Dental implants last longer Implants are meant to last… Read more »

Your TMJ Disorder Questions, Answered

TMJ disorder is a condition that affects many Americans. But for those who are experiencing jaw pain, it can be difficult to know whether or not they have TMJ disorder. Well today our staff at Family Smile Center, LLC is going to answer some of your basic TMJ disorder questions to better help you know… Read more »

Children Can Brush Their Teeth And Have Fun Too

The ADA (American Dental Association) recommends brushing teeth twice a day and flossing once a day. Adults know that this is important for dental health, but children may rank tooth brushing up with eating vegetables and going to bed on time. Here are a few ways you can make tooth brushing fun for your child…. Read more »

FAQ About Dental Sealants

What are dental sealants? A dental sealant is a plastic barrier painted onto teeth to seal out food and plaque, protecting teeth from decay. What teeth are dental sealants applied to? Sealants are applied to the premolars and molars in the back of the mouth. These teeth are more susceptible to decay because they have… Read more »

4 Ways to Optimize Your Tooth Brushing Routine

Brush Gently This may seem incorrect because you would think that brushing your teeth harder is the better way to get rid of plaque. However, scrubbing your teeth too hard can actually increase the chance of gingival recession and even result in tooth enamel loss. There are a couple of ways to help you brush… Read more »

Dental Aid in Haiti

Dentist Peter Cha and his wife, dental hygienist Sandy, recently provided dental care to people in need during a four-day trip to Haiti. The couple treated 94 people, and Peter Cha said a “good half of them had never seen a dentist before.” The Chas traveled this month to the developing nation with several other… Read more »

2012 Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry Awarded to Frederick Dentist

CHICAGO (June 27, 2012)—During the 2012 Annual Meeting & Exhibits of The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Dr. Peter William Cha, DDS, MAGD, was honored to receive the prestigious Mastership Award. The AGD is an association to which more than 37,000 dentists belong. The professionals in this association are committed to the provision of quality… Read more »