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.

Should You Consider Replacing Your Amalgam Fillings?


January 16, 2019 / Schaffer Dental Excellence

If you over age 30, chances are you have an amalgam filling, the gray or silver-colored fillings you can see when you look inside your mouth. At one time, amalgam fillings were the best available choice, but modern dentistry now has many more effective and more attractive options. If you are not currently experiencing any pain … Continue reading “Should You Consider Replacing Your Amalgam Fillings?”

Why Doesn’t My Dental Insurance Cover This


August 17, 2018 / Schaffer Dental Excellence

Dental plans differ from general health insurance. Based upon agreements made between employers and insurance companies, the amount covered by dental plans varies depending on how much employers pay into their dental plans and the coverage guidelines set within dental plan agreements. No standard for dental coverage exists; coverage varies greatly between plans, employers and coverage levels.