A Tooth May Need to be Extracted for Orthodontic Reasons

As your child grows their mouth and jaw structure gradually expands. This is often accompanied by their 20 primary teeth being replaced by the 32 adult teeth that will need to serve them for the rest of their life. As this happens it’s possible for two or more teeth to... Read more »

Crowns, Veneers, and Your Smile

Which tooth restoration option is the better choice: dental crowns or dental veneers? Both services are excellent treatment systems designed to enhance and upgrade the look of your teeth! Even as dental crowns can help your smile achieve new levels of aesthetic beauty, so too can dental veneers. As with... Read more »

A Sensitive Filling Needs a Dentist’s Attention

A dental filling can be used to repair a tooth with a small cavity or minor chip in its enamel. The fillings are typically bonded in place or secured with a strong dental adhesive. As time goes by inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine can start to weaken the... Read more »

Don’t Forget to Visit Us When You’re Expecting!

Getting ready for a baby is a big job! Right now, you are thinking about trips to the doctor, buying clothes, picking out a crib, and of course, selecting your new baby’s name! And while you’re getting ready for your new arrival, make sure that seeing your dentist is a... Read more »

Are You Prepared for the Recovery Process after a Tooth Extraction?

Are you prepared for the recovery process after a tooth extraction? Are you taking the time to ensure you are ready in advance for any problems or issues that may arise? In addition, your house should be prepared to ensure resting is easier for you as you let your mouth... Read more »

Love Your Smile’s Health With These Foods

Do you love your smile? If not, you are not alone. Thousands of people wish they had a healthier smile, which is why people are surprised to learn their foods can impact the health of their smile. Dr. Michael Scholes with Scholes Family Dental in Couer d'Alene, Idaho, has strived... Read more »

Your Wisdom Teeth: The Impact of Your Oral Health

Have you had your wisdom teeth removed? Do you know why some individuals need to get their wisdom teeth pulled? As you may have already guessed, your wisdom teeth might actually cause several issues if they aren’t addressed, but do you know what these issues actually are? Unfortunately, wisdom teeth... Read more »

Restoration After Dental Avulsion Can Often Be Accomplished by a Bridge

Dental avulsion is a technical term used to describe a tooth that was so severely traumatized that it was knocked out of the socket or damaged immediately at the gumline. In most of these cases, the pressure that knocked the tooth out causes so much damage that it results in... Read more »

Bad Breath Prevention Techniques

If you are interested in preventing bad breath in Couer d'Alene, Idaho, Dr. Michael Scholes and our dental team have some helpful tips and information for you. There are things you can do on a regular basis to keep your breath fresh and pristine. The first thing you can do... Read more »

All About Your Over-the-Counter Whitening Options

Do you have a dull, yellow smile? If so, it’s time to cosmetically enhance your teeth with a whitening treatment! Fortunately, there are many over-the-counter whitening treatments that can brighten your smile within the walls of your own home. The first treatment is using whitening toothpaste. Whitening toothpaste has gentle... Read more »