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 »

How to Ward Against Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay? When an infant or toddler has tooth decay, it is often referred to as baby bottle tooth decay. Baby teeth may be temporary, but they are important. Your child needs healthy, strong teeth so they can chew their food and speak properly. Healthy teeth... Read more »

A Spring Dental Cleaning Will Revitalize Your Smile

With March here now you might be feeling the urge to sweep away the heaviness of winter while ushering in the longer, lighter days. Traditionally, spring represents rebirth, rejuvenation, and regrowth. Spring cleaning can help us return to a lighter cycle of living, and not only can we harness the... Read more »

Flossing for Better Oral Health

There are so many types of floss methods on the market today that there is no good reason to skip this crucial step in any optimal oral hygiene routine. Flossing is a matter of finding a method that works best for you and then setting aside the time to do it.... Read more »

What Is The Difference Between A Periapical And Periodontal Abscess?

An abscess is a method your body uses to fight infection in the mouth. The body creates this pus pocket, which causes pain and sensitivity when it swells with pus. If the infection becomes more serious or it spreads, you may experience fever and swelling. Treatment is necessary if you... Read more »

Keeping a Strong Smile as a Senior

As you age, the health of your smile should never alter. The older you get, the better you should take care of your smile. If you properly take care of your teeth, gums, and underlying bone, you can keep your natural teeth for a lifetime without any problems. To help... Read more »