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 »

All About Dry Socket

Have you just had a tooth extraction, or are you preparing to have one soon? Then you may want to be aware of the possibility of dry socket. Dry socket is rare, occurring in only 2-5% of extraction patients. It can be rather painful, but fortunately, with the proper care,... Read more »

What Can Dental Veneers Do for You?

Are you seriously considering dental veneers? If so, you have come to the right place! Dental veneers have swept the nation in popularity because of their wide range of success in providing people with a flawless smile. Here at Scholes Family Dental in Couer d'Alene, Idaho, our dental team is... Read more »

A Routine Dental Exam and Cleaning Is an Important Aspect of Preserving Good Oral Health

The overall health of your mouth has a significant bearing on your quality of life. Cavities, dental conditions, oral cancer, and periodontal health problems can cause significant discomfort and might prove expensive to treat. To help reduce your chances of suffering these complications, the American Dental Association recommends having a... Read more »

Your Other Flossing Options

If you’re tired of using dental floss to clean the crevices of your smile, you’ve come to the right blog! Our dentist, Dr. Michael Scholes, and dental team have some good news for you: You don’t necessarily have to use floss to clean between your teeth. There are other oral... Read more »