The Connection Between Pregnancy and Oral Health

Have you heard of the connection between pregnancy and oral health? If not, we have news for you! If you are pregnant, then we congratulate you on the new addition to your family! Furthermore, our team also would like to inform you of things you may not know about how your oral health is significant during pregnancy. Our dentist, Dr.... read more »

Learn More About Sugarless Gum

Are you ready to improve your smile by adding a simple treatment such as sugarless chewing gum? Although you may not think of chewing gum as something that can provide any sort of benefits for your smile other than potentially whitening your teeth and freshening your breath, the truth is it can be potentially helpful at times. Even though 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 »

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 your mouth with water after consuming an acidic food or... 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 Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, our dental team is prepared to talk to you about dental veneers so you... 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 hygiene tools you can use, and we’re happy to tell... 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 all dental procedures, no specific service is a blanket treatment,... 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 heal. For a list of tips to make your extraction... 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 may not come through your gums properly. If your wisdom... 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 and effective polishing agents that have stain removal characteristics. The... read more »