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 »

Crowns, Veneers, and Your Smile

Which tooth restoration option is the better choice: dental crowns or dental veneers? Both services are excellent treatment systems designed to enhance and upgrade the look of your teeth! Even as dental crowns can help your smile achieve new levels of aesthetic beauty, so too can dental veneers. As with all dental procedures, no specific service is a blanket treatment,... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Taking Care of Your Tooth Enamel

The hard, outer layer that protects your teeth against tooth decay is called tooth enamel. And even though tooth enamel is widely considered the hardest mineral substance in the human body — even tougher than bone — it still has some vulnerability. Beverage such as fruit smoothies and sodas contain citric acid, which is tough on your teeth. The quantity... read more »