Start off the New Year With a Whiter Smile!

Have you been waiting for the right time to get teeth whitening treatment? There’s no better time than the New Year! In 2019, you are setting all kinds of new goals, and one goal you can shoot for is a whiter and brighter smile. Teeth whitening lightens teeth, helping remove discoloration and stains that have taken place over time. The... read more »

Gift Yourself and Your Loved Ones With a Healthier Smile

Your daily brushing and flossing routine is crucial to thwarting dreaded cavities and gum disease from invading your smile, but by itself, it’s still not enough to maintain top-notch oral health. There is a reason we recommend regular dental cleanings and exams! Seeing our dental team for routine dental checkups and cleanings supports your daily oral hygiene efforts by taking... read more »

The Difference Between Full and Partial Dentures

Do you know the important differences between full and partial dentures? Our team is happy to review both versions for optimal tooth replacement to help you better understand how they can restore your smile. Below we will review the main types of dentures, which are full and partial dentures, and the benefits they have to offer. Dentures replace missing teeth... read more »

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are fighting cancer or dental problems, catching problems in their early... read more »

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 the bone from the missing tooth’s chewing action. Over time,... 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. However, because it doesn’t have living cells it can’t grow... 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 might also take into account your family history. We will... 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 your oral health is significant during pregnancy. Our dentist, Dr.... 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 aren’t aligned in their proper position, the brush loses almost... 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 issues. These are problems that affect tons of adults across... read more »