Tyler B. Schaffeld DMD Blog
October 9, 2017
If the thought of dental insurance coverage gives you a headache, you’re in good company. However, there are a few basics of dental insurance that can help you better understand your coverage. A good dental office team will also be happy to help you understand insurance coverage and file your dental insurance claims. As the year comes to a close, now is the time to use up any remaining dental insurance benefits before the plan resets, so keep reading to learn more about how to maximize your coverage.
September 17, 2017
You’re watching your child play their favorite sport, and you’re having a great time. You’re cheering on your young athlete as they try their best to help their team. But then — bam! Your child takes a hard hit, and suddenly you’re rushing to your local emergency room because your little one suffered a serious injury. Incidents like this are all too common for children who play sports, but a custom mouth guard from your dentist in Enterprise can help prevent damage and keep your kid healthy.
August 20, 2017
The waitress is patiently waiting to take your order. You know you won’t be able to chew the steak you really want to order because of your missing teeth, so you choose the safe route and order soup again. You haven’t been able to enjoy a meal at a restaurant since you lost your tooth because you feel embarrassed about eating in front of others. You don’t have to feel self-conscious any longer! Your dentist in Enterprise has solutions for you and here are some of your options for tooth replacement.
July 23, 2017
It begins with some slight sensitivity when you’re enjoying your favorite summer treat – ice cream. You don’t think too much about it because it goes away quickly. The next thing you know, your tooth has more sensitivity, but Ibuprofen seems to do the trick and it feels better so you don’t contact your dentist. Before you know it, you are up in the middle of the night with severe pain that won’t let you sleep. The next day you are told that you need root canal therapy in Enterprise. How did this happen, and could it have been avoided?
June 23, 2017
The worst thing you can do when faced with a problem is to ignore it. The issue will never improve, only get worse. The same applies to your oral health. If one or more of your teeth have become damaged, you should visit the dental practice of Tyler B. Schaffeld, D.M.D. for dental crowns in Enterprise. If you have multiple teeth that need to be repaired, you may need to consider getting a dental bridge. Let’s explore these two restorative options to see which will provide the best solution to your dental problem.
May 22, 2017
When you meet someone new, do you give him or her your best smile? Perhaps you use a more reserved smile that doesn’t show your teeth? If you’re not satisfied with the appearance of your teeth it affects your confidence, and it’s always on your mind. Whether your smile just need a small upgrade, or a complete makeover, cosmetic dentistry offers many options and Dr. Tyler Schaffeld can help! Here are some of the cosmetic services your dentist in Enterprise offers.
April 24, 2017
You take your dental health seriously. You brush and floss your teeth daily to prevent tooth decay and gum disease while maintaining your preventive dental appointments. However, you could be overlooking one vital aspect to your oral and overall health—an oral cancer screening. Although oral cancer is not widely discussed, more than 49,000 Americans will be diagnosed with an oral oropharyngeal cancer this year. Unfortunately, it will also result in 9,750 deaths. With April being Oral Cancer Awareness Month, we strive to raise awareness about the importance of regular screenings to detect the cancer early. As your dentist in Enterprise, Dr. Schaffeld offers oral cancer screenings at each preventive appointment.
April 19, 2017
Your dentist in Enterprise, Dr. Tyler Schaffeld, treats his patients with a wide variety of general, restorative and cosmetic procedures. His skill and expertise combine to deliver the best in compassionate dental care. He emphasizes that the best dental treatment is preventive care–that is, routine visits every six months to his office and vigilant at-home care in between appointments.
February 1, 2017
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. It’s the perfect time to teach kids how to brush, floss and eat right. Also, be sure check in with Dr. Tyler Schaffeld, your dentist in Enterprise. He offers the preventive and restorative services your children need, and he has a lot to say about taking care of young smiles.
January 23, 2017
You’re grateful for a healthy smile, but will your teeth and gums always look and feel their best? Dental emergencies such as knocked-out teeth lost fillings or throbbing toothaches come on quickly. If one of these situations happens to you or a loved one, would you know what to do?
Dr. Tyler Schaffeld, dentist in Enterprise, tells his patients what to do when urgent dental problems arise and how to avoid them. Your best oral health depends on being prepared.