Finding the Source of Bad Breath Is Essential for Treating Halitosis

Halitosis is the technical term for chronic bad breath. It can be a sign of an oral hygiene or oral health issue. Identifying the underlying cause of your halitosis will aid in finding the best treatment method. An inconsistent or inadequate daily oral hygiene routine allows the natural bacteria in... Read more »

How to Care for Your Smile During a Dental Disaster

Oral injuries are not fun. They can be scary, overwhelming, and extremely painful. Just like a natural disaster, it’s best to have a plan in case of an emergency. If you have a plan for an oral injury, you will know what to do during the stressful and nerve-wracking time.... Read more »

Welcome the Holidays with a Crowning Smile

If you are dreading welcoming your extended family because of an embarrassing decayed or damaged tooth, it can make your holidays less enjoyable. Fortunately, many different aesthetic and structural tooth damage can be repaired and restored with a dental crown installed by Dr. Michael Scholes. A crown can solve many... Read more »

Five Awesome Diet Tips for a Healthy Smile

There are so many wonderful diet tips in the world today. However, did you know there are foods or drinks you can keep in your diet that help make your smile healthy and strong? Well, it’s true! Here at Scholes Family Dental in Couer d'Alene, Idaho, we are happy to... Read more »

Let Our Teeth Whitening Brighten Your Smile for the Upcoming Holiday Season

With the holidays off and running as we count down to Halloween, is your smile ready? Halloween gets the ball rolling with the rest of the holidays ready to follow suit, and we want to make sure your teeth are in their best shape yet. Dr. Michael Scholes is pleased... Read more »

Helping Your Bad Breath

How often do you have to deal with bad breath? As you know, having bad breath—regardless of how often you have it—can be an embarrassing experience. However, did you know that bad breath is typically caused by bacteria or by food particles in your mouth? While removing bacteria may be... Read more »

A Temporary Crown Is Only Intended to Protect the Abutment

A temporary crown is little more than a hard plastic cap that your Scholes Family Dental dentist secures over an abutment, while you await the dental lab’s completion of your permanent crown. As you go about your day, it’s important to remember that the temporary crown does not restore the... Read more »

Oral Hygiene Tips for Your New Dental Implant

Your new dental implant is made from a titanium abutment that is mounted with a dental crown. Even though these materials are not susceptible to the ravages of tooth decay, your new implant will still need to be included in your daily oral hygiene routine. Plaque buildup and residual food... Read more »

Using Fillings to Fix Cavities

Sometimes even the most effective and diligent oral hygiene regimen isn’t enough to prevent tooth decay. If you notice a problem area on one of your teeth, like a change in texture or if you experience sensitivity, you should not ignore the problem. If the problem is detected early enough,... Read more »

Gum Disease Is a Serious Issue

Did you know that gum disease is one of the most common oral health problems today? In fact, almost half of people over 30 have an advanced form of gum disease called periodontitis. Many people may not think it is all that serious if so many people have it and... Read more »