A Dental Exam Can Diagnose a Cavity

The American Dental Association advises consumers to have a routine dental checkup performed by a dentist like Dr. Michael Scholes twice year. This simple outpatient appointment is designed to clean and polish your teeth while also detecting any developing oral health problems. It starts with a professional dental cleaning and polishing treatment performed by one of Scholes Family Dental’s dental... read more »

Poor Oral Hygiene Practices Increase Your Chances of Suffering a Cavity

The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth each morning and night, as well as making a conscious effort to thoroughly floss your teeth at least once each day. This basic oral hygiene regimen is designed to remove food particles, plaque, and bacterial deposits from your mouth before they can affect the health of your mouth. If you... read more »

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 the cavity-forming process as much as possible. To help you... 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 an undetected cavity to spread throughout the tooth’s enamel layer.... 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, our Scholes Family Dental team can often repair a small... 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 develop an abscess, and there are two different types of... read more »