At Scheive Family Dental Care, we believe patient education is an essential part of our job. That's why we do our best to educate our patients about all things oral health to help you achieve and maintain a happy, healthy smile for a lifetime of wellness.
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You love your teeth. Your brush them twice a day, floss once a day, and see your dentist regularly. Right? We love your teeth, too! In fact, there’s so much to know about caring for your oral health that dentistry has quite a few categories of specialties and different kinds of dentists. The primary dentist […]
If you have a crooked tooth, odd spaces between your teeth or a poor bite, you might be considering all of your orthodontic options. Orthodontics is a specialty in dentistry that realigns your teeth and bite for the best possible look and function. Did you know that our ancestors actually had naturally larger jaws? This […]
In a great tale of opposites, lemon juice can be both acidic and basic, or alkaline. Read on to find out why people are talking about this, and what it means for your oral and overall health. What is pH and why does it matter? Drinking lemon juice (usually diluted in a glass of water […]
The annual Invisalign GP (general practitioner) Summit took place in September 2017 in Washington, D.C. 700 North American dentists with special training in Invisalign treatment represent 26 regional Gallerite groups across the U.S. and Canada, and 456 of the 700 attended the event. The Gallerite groups were named after Dr. David Galler, one of […]
We were delighted to see Dr. Scheive featured in VoyageChicago‘s September edition! She was able to share her passion and talk about what inspired her to become a dentist, her favorite part of the job, and the mission of your dental team at Scheive Family Dental Care. We hope you’ll enjoy the article as much […]
The technology of dental medicine is advancing by the minute. There are now sophisticated techniques for diagnosing and tracking oral cancer, correcting crooked teeth in less than a year, treating periodontitis (advanced gum disease) without surgery, and much more. Yet, when it comes down to diagnosing issues and creating an effective treatment plan, nothing beats […]
A recent, three-part study by Crest® puts numbers to what most of us already knew – white teeth are beautiful and powerful! The study used both qualitative and quantitative measures in multiple settings to determine what effect white teeth can have on a person’s life. The findings are pretty clear. In a portion of the […]
As a parent, you will have numerous opportunities to teach your children valuable skills and each one will yield priceless memories. Your child’s first step, your child’s first word, your child’s first bike ride, your child’s first unassisted brushing and flossing session…Well, maybe that last one won’t be as memorable, but Dr. Scheive wants to remind […]
Saliva. Just the word can conjure an array of images in your imagination. From salivating at a delicious meal to studying Pavlov’s dogs to watching a baseball player spit, life is full of saliva! And that’s a good thing because saliva is very important for oral and overall health. Problems with saliva can lead to […]
If you’ve ever gone too long between brushing your teeth, you know how slimy and dirty your teeth can feel. Some people lovingly call this layer of grime “teeth sweaters.” But it has a real name: plaque. Plaque is common but it can cause poor oral health if you ignore it. Read below for more […]
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