May 12, 2017
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day. Isn’t brushing well good enough? Dr. Steve Schwam, your dentist in Redmond, says that flossing is a big part of preventive dental care. That’s why he stresses its importance with all his patients–from children to adults in their seniors years. Learn more about this oral hygiene practice and how it supports the health of your teeth and gums.
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May 7, 2017
If something were about to attack you, would you want to know about it? Well, gum disease is a devastating oral health condition which sometimes creeps up on people unnoticed. Intrinsically, it is very destructive, affecting the health of your teeth, bone and soft tissues and your systemic health, too. Dr. Steve Schwam, your dentist in Redmond, wants you to understand gum disease and recognize its signs. When you’re prepared, you’ll keep this enemy at bay and enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles.
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May 1, 2017
Dental phobia, a very intense fear of going to the dentist, afflicts nine to 15 percent of Americans say experts at the Cleveland Clinic. The fear is so bad that many people postpone preventive and restorative care, or worse, stop seeing their dentists completely. Steve Schwam DDS, your dentist in Redmond, has seen it before, and he sympathizes. He offers oral conscious sedation to calm dental phobia so his patients receive the care they deserve without being afraid.
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April 22, 2017
For the past few days, you’ve had a toothache that just won’t go away. When you check your mouth this morning, you see some swelling, and you feel the anxiety start to creep in. What should you do when you experience a dental emergency like a severe toothache, knocked-out tooth, or cracked or broken tooth? You should see the most respected emergency dentist in Redmond for treatment as soon as possible. Dr. Steve Schwam offers dental first aid tips in the post and reminds his patients to stay calm, and call him at (541) 639-4879 if an urgent oral healthcare situation arises.
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April 19, 2017
Your oral health impacts your looks, self-image, and overall well-being. Don’t you want the best dentist in Redmond treating you and your family? Of course, you do. May we suggest you consider Dr. Steve Schwam, family dentist in Redmond? His skills, compassion and commitment to the finest of personalized care will impress you, as will his wide range of preventive, restorative and cosmetic services. Whatever you and your family may need, Dr. Schwam and his team can deliver it.
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April 10, 2017
Let’s be honest – when you look in the mirror, there’s only one part of your appearance that leaves you unsatisfied: your smile. Your teeth are dull and yellow from all the coffee you used to help you get through long hours working full-time and completing your Master’s Degree. How can you get the radiant grin you deserve? With teeth whitening in Redmond from Dr. Steve Schwam, you can achieve the impressive results you’ve been dreaming of.
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April 3, 2017
Did you know that oral cancer is one of the deadliest forms of this disease? This is because cancers of the mouth and throat are usually diagnosed in their later stages. Due to the advancing disease and limited treatment options stemming from late discovery of this serious illness, patients only have about a 50% survival rate at the five-year mark. Since prevention and early detection are so crucial to saving your smile – and your life – you should stay on top of your health with preventive care from your dentist in Redmond. Dr. Steve Schwam knows how important oral cancers screenings are and explains more about this condition in this post, as he participates in April’s Oral Cancer Awareness Month.
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March 24, 2017
Do you normally get up for work and start your day with your dental routine? Brushing, flossing, even swishing and gargling some minty mouthwash—just how any dentist would recommend. But lately, you’ve been noticing some slight bleeding and sensitivity. How long has it been since you’ve visited your dentist in Redmond? Even with excellent dental hygiene at home, it’s critical to routinely visit your dentist to maintain good oral and general health. The office of Steve Schwam offers a wide variety of preventive dental services to help our patients achieve and maintain optimal health in and out of our dental practice. Here are 5 reasons why you should regularly have your dentist check your teeth and gums.
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March 10, 2017
More often than not, people picture prosthetic teeth and gums floating in a glass of water next to their grandparent’s bed when they hear the word dentures. As you probably know now, dentures are for any patient that is missing more than one teeth. You don’t have to be elderly to benefit from dentures in Redmond. A part of keeping the newfound stability and strength that your dentures offer is by practicing good upkeep. Research has shown that there is a close relation to good health and maintaining clean dentures. That is why Dr. Steve Schwam put together this list of helpful tips for you to keep your teeth healthy and bright—both your natural and prosthetic teeth that is!
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February 28, 2017
We all want to look our best. If you’re experiencing significant tooth loss, you may be considering dentures. Restoring your smile is highly important for your self-esteem, but also in keeping optimal oral health for your gums and jawbone. If you already have dentures and they constantly need to be repaired or refitted, your dentist in Redmond, Dr. Steve Schwam, offers a much more comprehensive denture process through neuromuscular dentistry. By taking the patient’s entire mouth into consideration, a denture can be created that is more snug-fitting, comfortable and natural looking.
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