Tyler B. Schaffeld DMD Blog
April 20, 2019
This year, over 53,000 Americans will get oral cancer. Of those, about 10,000 will lose their lives to the disease. Although it’s not the most talked-about form of cancer, it can wreak havoc on your life if not detected at an early treatable stage. When diagnosed at an early stage, the survival rate is 84%. At a later stage where the cancer has been able to spread to other parts of the body, the survival rate drops to 39%. Early detection is the key to being able to beat and treat oral cancer. Going to visit your dentist in Wallowa Country for your routine semi-annual checkup and cleaning could be the answer to saving your life. Read on to learn about what role your dentist plays in detecting oral cancer and how they conduct screenings.(more…)
March 20, 2019
Birds are chirping, bees are buzzing around, and an array of differently-colored flowers speckle the grass. Yes, spring has arrived, which explains why you feel so eager to clean and get things in order. Your dentist in Enterprise suggests you expand your approach to the traditional “spring cleaning” this year by including your dental health in your plans. Here are some simple tips to make it happen!(more…)
February 7, 2019
Introducing your child to healthy dental habits gives them access to a lifetime of good dental hygiene. Tooth decay can start as early as six months old, so establishing the basics of brushing and flossing as well as regular dental visits is essential to their health as adults. Your dentist in Enterprise gives tips and tricks to establish positive routines for children and their teeth.(more…)
January 10, 2019
“Do I need a root canal?” That’s a question which your dentist in Enterprise hears a lot. The answer depends on many factors, including the type of problem you’re experiencing. In many cases, a root canal can save a tooth that might otherwise be lost to extraction.(more…)
December 14, 2018
2019 is officially here, with all the promise and potential a new year offers. While you’re getting a head start on your new year’s resolutions, take a few moments to read these tooth care tips from a dentist in Enterprise. They’re designed to put a smile on your face that will last until 2020 at least.(more…)
November 1, 2018
Dental emergencies can be a shocking experience. They happen more often than you think, and not many people know what to do in the event of one. Whether your watching your kids play contact sports, or you bite down on a hard piece of food, dental disasters can strike out of nowhere. Keep reading to discover the best way to handle the most common dental emergencies from your dentist in Enterprise.(more…)
October 1, 2018
Did you know gum disease affects around 80% of Americans sometime in their lives? This disease is an inflammation of the gums that can progress to affect the bone that supports and surrounds your teeth. It’s caused by plaque that forms on your gumline, and if the plaque isn’t removed, it will build up and affect your gums. In more advanced stages, it will eventually infect the bone structure that supports your smile, leading to loosened teeth and tooth loss. Keep reading to learn the stages of gum disease, the signs to look out for, and how it’s treated from your dentist in Enterprise.
September 10, 2018
It seems like yesterday that you were ringing in the new year, and in almost the blink of an eye, another calendar cycle is coming to an end. You have a unique opportunity and challenge before you that, if met, will help to fortify your oral health as you transition into the upcoming year. Furthermore, it will save you time and money. As you read on, you’ll learn why it’s so important to get in to visit your dentist in Enterprise before the year ends!
August 22, 2018
When it comes to finding a good dentist in Enterprise, where should you start? You’ll be seeing them at least twice a year, so it’s worth the time and effort to make sure they provide quality care right from the start! After all, your oral health is incredibly important to your overall quality of life – healthy teeth and gums not only allow you to eat all your favorite foods, but also smile and laugh with confidence. And since dental work is an investment that you don’t make all that often, you want to make sure it’s done right. So, if you’d like some tips for finding a great dentist who will provide great care for everyone in the family, keep reading below!
July 20, 2018
Dental insurance can be confusing! You’re not even sure what a network is, let alone if your dentist is included in it or not. And what does it mean if they are not in your insurance plan’s network? Do you have to choose another dentist? Your dentist in Enterprise has answers for all of your insurance network questions – so read on!