Knowledge Foundation: Gingivitis

If you are suffering from periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, how would you know? Even though it is a serious gum tissue infection, it can often go undetected for many years due to its slow-moving progression. However, during one of the early stages of gum disease, known as gingivitis, there are several indications and signs that it is... 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 »

A Routine Dental Exam and Cleaning Is an Important Aspect of Preserving Good Oral Health

The overall health of your mouth has a significant bearing on your quality of life. Cavities, dental conditions, oral cancer, and periodontal health problems can cause significant discomfort and might prove expensive to treat. To help reduce your chances of suffering these complications, the American Dental Association recommends having a routine dental exam performed twice each year. Each of these... read more »

Don’t Forget to Visit Us When You’re Expecting!

Getting ready for a baby is a big job! Right now, you are thinking about trips to the doctor, buying clothes, picking out a crib, and of course, selecting your new baby’s name! And while you’re getting ready for your new arrival, make sure that seeing your dentist is a part of your prenatal routine! By visiting your dentist, you... 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 »

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 »

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 particles left on your smile can harden into tartar near... 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 it doesn’t make the evening news, but gum disease can... 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 energy of spring to clear out the areas of our... 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 »