A Dental Exam Can Diagnose a Cavity

The American Dental Association advises consumers to have a routine dental checkup performed by a dentist like Dr. Michael Scholes twice year. This simple outpatient appointment is designed to clean and polish your teeth while also detecting any developing oral health problems. It starts with a professional dental cleaning and polishing treatment performed by one of Scholes Family Dental’s dental... read more »

Poor Oral Hygiene Practices Increase Your Chances of Suffering a Cavity

The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth each morning and night, as well as making a conscious effort to thoroughly floss your teeth at least once each day. This basic oral hygiene regimen is designed to remove food particles, plaque, and bacterial deposits from your mouth before they can affect the health of your mouth. If 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 »

A Dental Crown Might Be Needed to Treat a Tooth with a Previously Undetected Cavity

Your routine dental checkups at Dr. Michael Scholes’s dental offices are intended to clean away bacterial deposits from your teeth, while also identifying any early signs of tooth decay, periodontal disease, or other oral health conditions. If you have a bad habit of procrastinating this simple examination it’s possible for an undetected cavity to spread throughout the tooth’s enamel layer.... 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 »

A Sensitive Filling Needs a Dentist’s Attention

A dental filling can be used to repair a tooth with a small cavity or minor chip in its enamel. The fillings are typically bonded in place or secured with a strong dental adhesive. As time goes by inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine can start to weaken the connection between the healthy tooth enamel and the dental filling... 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 »

Welcome the Holidays with a Crowning Smile

If you are dreading welcoming your extended family because of an embarrassing decayed or damaged tooth, it can make your holidays less enjoyable. Fortunately, many different aesthetic and structural tooth damage can be repaired and restored with a dental crown installed by Dr. Michael Scholes. A crown can solve many issues: - Weak teeth: to protect weak teeth from cracking,... read more »