Flossing Success With a Water Flosser

The standard recommendation by dentists is to floss one time each day to remove food and bacteria from your teeth and gums. Let's face it, daily flossing can be a bit of a pain. The sad truth is, most people do not floss daily, and many people don't do it at all. If you care about your dental health but... read more »

Be Sure to Floss All the Pertinent Areas in Your Mouth

Consistent oral hygiene practices are very important for the prevention of cavities, periodontal disease, and other oral health problems. This starts with brushing your teeth each morning and night as well as flossing your teeth at least once each day. When brushing, make sure you use a soft-bristled toothbrush with fluoridated toothpaste. Work the brush head in small circles around the... read more »

Taking Care of A Dental Implant

You may have heard that replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant can improve the health of your teeth, but do you how? Implants can improve the appearance of your smile and help you chew comfortably again. Furthermore, implants are popular because of their durability. In fact, an implant can actually last for more than twenty years. However, if... 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 full function of the tooth to bite, chew or grind... read more »

Preventing Gum Disease

Thanksgiving is almost here with the delicious aromas filling the air around it. That is why it is more important than ever to remember to take extra care of your smile. Neglecting your oral needs can be dangerous and cause gum disease. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection of the tissue and bones that surround and... read more »