Tyler B. Schaffeld DMD Blog
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!
June 10, 2018
You want to have the best dental health possible, but are some of your actions hindering it? If you’re missing dental visits, then you are definitely working in opposition to the maintenance of your oral health. As you read on, your dentist in Enterprise explains some of the benefits of preventive dentistry and why it’s so important to incorporate into your lifestyle.
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!