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 »

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 »