Tyler B. Schaffeld DMD Blog
3 Unexpected Tooth-Decaying Foods
June 14, 2022
When it comes to oral health, you likely already know to avoid highly processed, sugary foods. Things like candy, chocolate, ice cream, and cake are infamously bad for teeth and gums. However, you’d be surprised at how other foodstuffs can be harmful too. Even a seemingly “healthy” diet can lead to tooth decay and cavities if you’re not careful. Thankfully, your dentist in Enterprise can keep that from happening. To help you eat more teeth-friendly meals, here are three examples of unexpected cavity-causing foods.(more…)
4 Summer Oral Health Tips to Keep in Mind
May 4, 2022
Summer vacation is right around the corner, and people across the country are preparing to set out on a range of warm-weather adventures. From a weekend trip to the beach to international travel, the possibilities are endless. Regardless of if you travel near, far, or don’t travel at all this season, it’s important to make sure that you continue taking good care of your smile. Read on to learn about 4 summer oral health tips that will help you prevent dental issues and maintain a gorgeous, healthy grin all season long.(more…)
3 Reasons Why Spending Your Tax Refund on Dental Care Is a Smart Move!
April 22, 2022
Few things are more exciting than getting your return after filing your taxes. Your mind is probably brimming with possibilities on how to spend that money. Maybe you’d like to upgrade your TV or take a well-deserved vacation. But what if you spent your tax refund on something that will pay major dividends in the long run? One easy way to do that is by investing it in your dental health! Here are three reasons why it’s a great idea.(more…)
Freshen Up Your Smile with These 4 Spring Cleaning Tips!
March 25, 2022
Even if it’s not exactly warm outside yet, spring is officially here. If you’ve been meaning to get rid of some of the old junk that has accumulated in your home over the past year, now would be the perfect opportunity. However, your counters and closets aren’t the only things that deserve a spring cleaning – why not freshen up your smile while you’re at it? These four tips from a dentist in Enterprise can set you up for better dental health in the months to come!(more…)
The Relationship Between Oral and Heart Health
February 11, 2022
February is often regarded as the season. Every year, numerous couples purchase, flowers, chocolates, and other gifts to show their love on the 14th day of the month. Though Valentine’s Day has been ingrained into our culture, it’s not the only heart-related topic to discuss this month. February is also American Heart Health Month, a time dedicated to concentrating on cardiovascular health. Though it may come as a surprise, taking good care of your smile can actually result in a healthier heart. Read on to learn about the relationship between oral health and your heart.(more…)
Start the New Year Right with a Great Smile!
January 5, 2022
Are you wondering what you should do for your New Year’s resolutions? Everyone talks about extravagant changes they can make for themselves, but some improvements just sound way out there. Fortunately, there are a few easy goals you can work on this year, and they have everything to do with building a healthier smile and better you! Here are some New Year’s resolutions for improved oral health that your Enterprise dentist recommends taking on this year.(more…)
4 Stocking Stuffers That Don’t Harm Your Smile
December 2, 2021
Now that the holidays are just around the corner, you are probably doing all sorts of things to prepare. Whether you are eager to put together gifts for your loved ones, listen to festive music, or pull out the old family cookbook for some delicious baked treats, you’ll make some unforgettable memories. However, the last thing you want is for your children to end up with a mouthful of cavities as the new year rolls around. To counter this, here are some tooth-friendly stocking stuffer ideas for your family.(more…)
How Can Learning About the Parts of the Mouth Improve Oral Care?
November 4, 2021
When you were six years old, if your parents could get you to run that toothbrush over your little choppers for a couple of minutes twice each day, they were probably pretty proud of you. And that was an impressive job for sure, so congrats are deserved, but as you get older you learn more about your oral health and how you can take care of yourself.
Keep reading to learn about other parts of the mouth and the purposes they serve from your dentist in Wallowa County. The better you understand that every part matters to keep you healthy, the more likely you are to go the extra mile in your oral hygiene regimen.(more…)
3 Ways to Make the Most of Your Dental Insurance Benefits
October 18, 2021
If you have dental insurance, you’re probably aware of the basics of how it works. You pay a monthly premium, and in return, you get discounts on certain treatments. However, very few patients understand how to take full advantage of their plan. As a result, they end up avoiding or overpaying for the care they need. Knowing how to maximize dental insurance benefits is the key to making dental care more affordable. To learn how to do this, here are three simple tips from a dentist in Enterprise, OR.(more…)
A Detailed Look at the Evolution of Dentures
September 4, 2021
Tooth loss isn’t a modern problem and considering the standards of dental care thousands of years ago, tooth loss was a matter of when, not if. On that note, dentures have been around for quite a long time.
From the Etruscans to the Japanese to George Washington and now in modern dentistry, keep reading to learn how necessity and innovation affected the evolution of dentures so that they became an excellent option for the modern patient.(more…)