Tyler B. Schaffeld DMD Blog
May 24, 2018
One of the most prevalent conditions impacting people’s oral health is gum (periodontal) disease. A recent study shows that one in every two people over the age of 30 has some form of periodontal disease. Compounding the problem is the fact that the numbers continue to rise. In an effort to better educate you and enhance your oral health, your local dentist weighs in to explain the different stages of gum disease and how to prevent it from developing.
April 19, 2018
Your dentist in Enterprise is your smile’s best friend. They help vanquish plaque and tartar from your teeth, give you tips on how to prevent decay, and are always ready to help out if you run into a dental problem. But did you know that your dentist does even more? An oral cancer screening should always be part of a routine dental appointment. Let’s talk about why this is so important and what you can expect during your screening.
March 5, 2018
After seeing one too many pictures of yourself on Facebook, you decide it’s finally time to do something about your misaligned teeth. Metal braces are simply out of the question, as you imagine they’ll just make you look like you’re 14 years old. You do a little research online for alternatives, and you happen upon a treatment called ClearCorrect. It says it can effectively straighten your teeth without metal braces and in less time as well. This sounds too good to be true, but is it? Your dentist in Enterprise is happy to let you know exactly how ClearCorrect works so you can know if it’s the right treatment for you. (more…)
February 10, 2018
One very important part of dental care is often overlooked – education. Throughout any process you’re involved in, you should be simultaneously increasing your dental IQ. Thus, given that dental implants in Enterprise have exploded on the scene as a way to restore your missing teeth, your local dentist finds it important that you know and understand the differently terminologies that are used in relation to the process. So as you continue reading, prepare to briefly enter the world of dental terminology and leave feeling more informed that ever before.
January 31, 2018
It’s just about a month into the new year—how are you doing with your new year’s resolutions? Maybe you set out on a quest to better oral health. Have you been completing your due diligence to make sure your teeth and gums are in better condition in 2018 than 2017?
If not, your dentist in Enterprise is here to give you an extra nudge in the right direction with some helpful “new year, better oral health” tips. Learn more in this week’s blog post!
December 12, 2017
It’s been a few days since you noticed a slight discomfort in your mouth. It hasn’t gone away yet and it’s starting to feel more painful than when you first noticed it. Unfortunately, you have no idea what could have caused it or how to even address it.
That’s why your dentist in Enterprise is here to aid you and your aching tooth. In this post, they’ll go over the possible causes of your toothache as well as how to treat it prior to your next dental appointment.
November 18, 2017
What’s bigger than the Oregon – Oregon State rivalry? It’s the battle between the electric and manual toothbrushes. Is one actually better than the other? Your Enterprise dentist, Dr. Tyler Schaffeld, yields his expertise on the matter in hopes of ending the debate.
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.