Cavities Can Be Prevented If You Are Willing to Fight Back

Cavities, also commonly referred to as tooth decay, is a process in which harmful materials in your mouth break down your teeth by stripping away their tooth enamel. Without tooth enamel, teeth can become weak over time, and rot out completely. Do not let tooth decay destroy your teeth without fighting back. There are a plethora of preventative tools at... read more »

What Are Dental Veneers? Find Out Here!

Dental Veneers are artificial shells glued to the front of your teeth for an aesthetic beauty that is nearly impossible to attain with proper oral hygiene alone. Our team at Scholes Family Dental can convert even the worst of toothy disasters into a mouth masterpiece. You will find yourself smiling all day long. Dental veneers are custom-crafted and designed for... 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. So, to help you create a plan, our Scholes Family... 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 Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, we are happy to provide you with five awesome diet tips that help your... 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 to offer whitening treatments that dissolve built-up stains and discoloration... 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. You can floss before or after you brush your teeth,... read more »

Three Tricks for Avoiding Tooth Decay

Do you know what the most common disease in children is?  Did you know that the disease is dental caries, also known as cavities? Did you know that the same disease is very common in adults? Luckily, there are a number of things you can do in addition to maintaining dental hygiene. Please don’t misunderstand—the suggestions we will list today... read more »

Be Careful When Eating These Foods

Do you have a filling, cap, or crown? Do you enjoy the strength and comfort these restorations provide? Sadly, teeth with restorations can be more vulnerable than teeth without restorations—and even these can break when you chew certain foods at the wrong angle. While breaking your teeth while chewing is rare, we are happy to provide you with a few... read more »

4 FAQs about Dental Veneers

You asked and we answered! We’re going to answer some of our most asked questions about dental veneers so you feel comfortable with your smile restoration decision. What are dental veneers? Dental veneers, also known as porcelain veneers, are thin, custom-made tooth colored shells that are designed to cover the front surface of a chipped or discolored tooth to improve... read more »

What Is Scaling And Root Planing?

Periodontal disease (gum disease) occurs when plaque and tartar infect the gums. If left untreated, periodontal disease can pull away from teeth, damage tissue, and even cause tooth loss. Some of the most common treatments for periodontal disease are non-surgical, deep cleaning procedures called scaling and root planing. Scaling This procedure is completed with a scaler tool, which can be... read more »