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 »

Flossing Success With a Water Flosser

The standard recommendation by dentists is to floss one time each day to remove food and bacteria from your teeth and gums. Let's face it, daily flossing can be a bit of a pain. The sad truth is, most people do not floss daily, and many people don't do it... Read more »

Poor Oral Hygiene Practices Increase Your Chances of Suffering a Cavity

The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth each morning and night, as well as making a conscious effort to thoroughly floss your teeth at least once each day. This basic oral hygiene regimen is designed to remove food particles, plaque, and bacterial deposits from your mouth before... Read more »

Tips on Reversing the Early Stages of Tooth Decay

If your dentist, Dr. Michael Scholes, has told you that you’re starting to form a cavity on one of your teeth, then you need to be very careful. Generally, you won’t even notice the cavity because it shouldn’t cause pain yet. This is a good time to try to reverse... Read more »

Do You Have Wisdom Teeth That Need Extracting?

When it comes to wisdom teeth, there is not always room in the mouth to allow them to emerge without issue. Usually, these third molars come in during the teen years or young adult age. The problem is when there is no room for them in one's dental arches. To... Read more »

Why Should I Prevent Enamel Erosion?

Enamel erosion is the process of acid attacking the tooth enamel and wearing it away. This dental problem can be dangerous for your smile, which is why your dentist, Dr. Michael Scholes, recommends avoiding it altogether. You can do so by limiting the acidic exposure to your teeth and rinsing... Read more »

A Dental Crown Might Be Needed to Treat a Tooth with a Previously Undetected Cavity

Your routine dental checkups at Dr. Michael Scholes’s dental offices are intended to clean away bacterial deposits from your teeth, while also identifying any early signs of tooth decay, periodontal disease, or other oral health conditions. If you have a bad habit of procrastinating this simple examination it’s possible for... Read more »

Be Sure to Floss All the Pertinent Areas in Your Mouth

Consistent oral hygiene practices are very important for the prevention of cavities, periodontal disease, and other oral health problems. This starts with brushing your teeth each morning and night as well as flossing your teeth at least once each day. When brushing, make sure you use a soft-bristled toothbrush with fluoridated... Read more »

A Dentist Might Be Able to Repair a Newly Developed Cavity with a Basic Dental Filling

Each of your routine dental checkups is designed to clean your teeth, while also detecting early signs of cavities, periodontal disease, and other oral health conditions. It’s also worth noting that dental caries can develop on one of your teeth in between your dental checkup. Early symptoms that tooth decay... Read more »