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How to Avoid Further Problems from a Chipped Tooth


January 17, 2020 / Schaffer Dental Excellence

As much as you care for your teeth, they can break or chip for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, teeth chip or break while chewing on a hard piece of candy, become damaged playing sports, and often teeth break due to an old amalgam filling weakening the tooth’s structure. However a tooth chips, it’s important to see a dentist right away.

How Stressing Less Could Save Your Teeth


December 24, 2019 / Schaffer Dental Excellence

Stress is abundant. Wracked with cluttered schedules, traffic jams, financial burdens, medical worries, and too many electronic screens, no one’s blaming anyone for feeling a bit stressed out.

We don’t want to add to your list of worries, but you might not realize that excessive stress could negatively impact your teeth.

Is Candy Actually the Scariest Part of Halloween? Here Are 5 Ways to Enjoy Responsibly


October 21, 2019 / Schaffer Dental Excellence

Halloween’s an exciting time, and whether you’re dressed as a vampire with fangs or a more benign character, you shouldn’t let your teeth spoil all the fun. That being said, Halloween tends to increase everyone’s sugar intake — not just trick-or-treaters’ — and exposes their teeth and gums to loads of sugars that feed bacteria, which produce acids that break down enamel, causing tooth decay and cavities.

Relax at the Dentist with Oral Conscious Sedation


June 18, 2019 / Schaffer Dental Excellence

If you experience extreme anxiety around even just the notion of visiting the dentist, you’re not alone. Dental anxiety affects many patients, leading many to neglect their oral health, develop more serious dental problems, and then require dental procedures and care that are much more complicated and expensive than a simple professional cleaning and examination.

Dental Implants: A Permanent Tooth Loss Solution


May 22, 2019 / Schaffer Dental Excellence

Technology in the dental industry has advanced immensely in recent years, one of the most noteworthy is the development of dental implants. Prior to their creation, tooth replacement options were limited between either bridges or dentures. With the look and feel of natural teeth, dental implants offer patients with tooth loss a much more alluring and comfortable option to replace one or more missing teeth.