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 »

Restoration After Dental Avulsion Can Often Be Accomplished by a Bridge

Dental avulsion is a technical term used to describe a tooth that was so severely traumatized that it was knocked out of the socket or damaged immediately at the gumline. In most of these cases, the pressure that knocked the tooth out causes so much damage that it results in total tooth loss. To treat the pain and prevent a... 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 »

Helping Your Bad Breath

How often do you have to deal with bad breath? As you know, having bad breath—regardless of how often you have it—can be an embarrassing experience. However, did you know that bad breath is typically caused by bacteria or by food particles in your mouth? While removing bacteria may be your best answer, there are a few things other options... 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 »

How Your Toothbrush Impacts Your Teeth and Gums

2016 is on the horizon and now is the perfect time to make positive changes to your oral health. One of the simplest changes you can make is as easy as replacing your toothbrush. The purpose of a toothbrush is to remove plaque and to stimulate the gums to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. What kinds of toothbrush options can... 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 »

A Stealthy Enemy of a Healthy Mouth

Healthy gums are important to healthy teeth, and healthy teeth are important to the process of feeding your body the nutrients that keep it healthy. Therefore, you can quickly see how gum disease has the potential to influence your overall quality of life. In simplest terms, having gum disease means that the tissue that supports your teeth is infected. This... read more »