Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

The Connection Between Pregnancy and Oral Health

Have you heard of the connection between pregnancy and oral health? If not, we have news for you! If you are pregnant, then we congratulate you on the new addition to your family! Furthermore, our team also would like to inform you of things you may not know about how... Read more »

When You Need a New Toothbrush

How long have you had your current toothbrush? Almost no one can answer that question unless they just came from a dental checkup. It’s not something that we actively think about replacing. You do need to get a new brush fairly often, though. They wear out, and once the bristles... Read more »

Stop Oral Health Problems before they Start

There’s a very important reason that your regular appointments with Dr. Michael Scholes and the team at Scholes Family Dental in Couer d'Alene, Idaho are referred to as “preventative maintenance.” That’s exactly what we’re doing. Each visit here is a visit geared to preventing the onset of major oral health... Read more »

Learn More About Sugarless Gum

Are you ready to improve your smile by adding a simple treatment such as sugarless chewing gum? Although you may not think of chewing gum as something that can provide any sort of benefits for your smile other than potentially whitening your teeth and freshening your breath, the truth is... Read more »

Knowledge Foundation: Gingivitis

If you are suffering from periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, how would you know? Even though it is a serious gum tissue infection, it can often go undetected for many years due to its slow-moving progression. However, during one of the early stages of gum disease, known as... Read more »

We Can Answer Your Dental Crown Questions

Repairing a damaged or decayed tooth is often achieved with a custom-made dental crown. Our dentist can help you determine if receiving a tooth-shaped dental restoration is the best method to regain the use of your tooth. Our dental team is pleased to answer common questions about dental crowns and... Read more »

A Dental Exam Can Diagnose a Cavity

The American Dental Association advises consumers to have a routine dental checkup performed by a dentist like Dr. Michael Scholes twice year. This simple outpatient appointment is designed to clean and polish your teeth while also detecting any developing oral health problems. It starts with a professional dental cleaning and... Read more »