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.



  • 80% of American adults have gum disease.
  • George Washington did not have wooden teeth.
  • You should actually brush BEFORE you eat.
  • Sleep apnea can affect kids, too.
  • TMJ affects more women than men.

Follow our blog to learn about these and many more fascinating facts about what's going on in your mouth.

Can Gum Disease Cause Birth Defects?

April 13th, 2018

What is Gum Disease? The short answer: gum disease is a common gum infection that can become very problematic, but you can prevent it! The long answer: all the tissues in your body have a self-defense mechanism called “inflammation.” When bacteria build up in your mouth, your gum tissue will inflame to try and kill […]

Dental Insurance FAQ: The Basics

March 27th, 2018

At Scheive Family Dental Care, we understand that dental insurance can be a tricky thing to navigate. Evaluating dental plans and considering deductibles, benefits, which treatments are covered, and the mountain of other information insurance companies provide can be a headache in and of itself. Dr. Scheive wants every Glen Ellyn resident to have the […]

DDS vs. DMD: A Dental Degree Breakdown

March 13th, 2018

If you are looking for a dentist in Glen Ellyn, you may have picked up on the fact that there are two types of dental degrees – DDS and DMD. Perhaps you’ve noticed that there are far more of one than the other, or maybe they are split 50/50. Either way, you’re probably wondering what […]

Orthodontics 101

February 27th, 2018

A healthy, beautiful smile is important for your overall health and life satisfaction. If your teeth are too close to each other, too far apart, too crooked, or if they fit together uncomfortably when your mouth is closed, it’s likely you have malocclusion. From the root words “mal” for bad, and “occlusion” for closed, malocclusion […]

Senior Dentistry: Embrace Healthy Aging

February 13th, 2018

Someone once said, “Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.” How true!  While it can be frustrating to watch your health change as you age, you don’t have to accept poor oral health and tooth loss as just an inevitable part of the aging process. Your oral health is just […]

Oral Cancer – Protection & Early Detection

January 27th, 2018

Cancer is always a scary word. But it doesn’t have to be the last word. Equipped with good information and the best doctors, you can feel empowered to navigate whatever stands before you or your loved one. Oral cancer is common and affects approximately 50,000 Americans every year. If you have more questions about oral […]

Sugar Rush: When Sweet Turns Bitter

January 13th, 2018

You’ve heard it before. Too much sugar is not good for little bodies. Or, more precisely, added sugar is not good for people, big or small. The more we learn about how sugar affects the body, the more we realize that lots of added sugar has lots of downsides for health. This is particularly true […]

Dentists Are Doctors, Too!

December 27th, 2017

There are many kinds of doctors – Doctors of English, Doctors of Philosophy, Doctors of Medicine, Dr. Pepper… (wink). Of course, when we use the term doctor, we most often mean a physician or doctor of medicine. But did you know that dentists are doctors, too? Every doctor has a specialty, and a dentist’s specialty […]

Can Dry Socket be Deadly?

December 13th, 2017

The dreaded words of warning for anyone who has a tooth extraction: dry socket. A dry socket is a painful complication after a routine treatment like an extraction, but it can be avoided if you’re careful, and it definitely won’t kill you. Read more below from Glen Ellyn dentist, Dr. Scheive, on what dry socket […]

Emergency Dentistry

November 27th, 2017

Accidents are never planned and rarely anticipated, but good dental care is always ready and available 24/7. Like all medical emergencies, dental emergencies require quality care, and fast! Here’s what to do if you think you have a dental emergency on your hands.

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