We’re concerned about a new study that says the state of America’s teeth doesn’t look great. Results from the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging show that one in three people in the US are embarrassed about the way their smiles look — and 40% said they do not get regular cleanings or preventive dental care.
Oregon Esthetics Blog
September 27, 2017
September 24, 2017
In addition to your home oral hygiene, regular care from your dentist in Redmond is equally as important. It is recommended that you have a preventive appointment for a cleaning and checkup every six months. Despite this advice, only 64% of adults saw their dentist last year. A leading reason for delaying care has to do with the fear of cost. However, if you have dental insurance, you can schedule an appointment while staying within your budget. As the end of the year approaches, now is the perfect time to utilize your coverage to get the services you need.
September 14, 2017
Your home oral hygiene habits are your first line of defense against potential dental issues, like tooth decay and gum disease. One of the most frequently used tools you have is your toothbrush. The one you choose will be the most valuable thing you have by your side to properly clean your teeth to keep your smile healthy and beautiful. However, as you walk down the oral hygiene isle, you will be surrounded by many different options, including those that are traditional and electric. It can be difficult to determine which will be the most beneficial for your individual needs. Your dentist in Redmond can help you decide while you also consider your personal preferences.
August 27, 2017
There’s no way to know how long root canal therapy has been around. Believe it or not, the first traces of root canal have been back dated to the second or third century. After scientists discovered a human skull in the deserts of Israel with a small wire at the site of a tooth infection, they came to a simple conclusion: root canal has been around for years and years to save teeth!
Although root canals have a bad stereotype, your dentist in Redmond will only recommend and perform one if it’s absolutely necessary to save your teeth!
August 16, 2017
The old saying “so and so is becoming a pain in the neck” used to be a lighthearted way to express when something was becoming annoying. But now, that saying is resonating all too well. Your jaw is literally becoming a pain in your neck! The clicking, sticking, and soreness has interfered with your normal habits and declined your quality of life.
The good news is that you don’t have to suffer from jaw, neck, or head pain any longer. Your Redmond dentist is here to help you better understand TMJ disorder and discover the best ways to treat it.
August 5, 2017
With back to school season just around the corner, it’s time to make a quick checklist to be sure that you and your child are fully prepared for the year. New clothes? Check! School supplies? Check! What about a custom mouth guard from your dentist in Redmond?
That last one probably caused some hesitation. The fact is that if your child is a student athlete, they need an effective way to defend their teeth against sports-related dental accidents.
July 24, 2017
Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders effecting US adults, but many patients remain undiagnosed or are misdiagnosed for years before they finally receive the necessary treatment. At the Redmond dental office of Steve Schwam, DDS, we are here to help patients who believe they’re suffering from sleep apnea. With a complete understanding of the ways the oral and facial structures work together, dentists are the ideal practitioners to provide effective treatment to keep airways clear. If you’d like to find out more about how your Redmond dentist can improve your sleep, contact our team to schedule a sleep apnea consultation today.
July 14, 2017
If you’ve experienced advanced tooth loss, the Redmond dental team of Steve Schwam, DDS is here to help you restore natural tooth function. We offer a wide range of tooth replacement solutions for patients missing any number of teeth. For those patients who’ve experienced advanced tooth loss, a partial or full denture may be the right option. During a tooth replacement consultation in our office, we’ll walk you through all of your tooth replacement options and help you find the best solution to keep you smiling.
July 1, 2017
Dental emergency can be painful and frightening. That’s why the first step during any dental emergency is to take a few deep breathes and try to calmly assess your situation. Then, pick up the phone to give the Redmond dental office of Steve Schwam, DDS a call. We welcome patients experiencing dental emergencies. In most cases, we’re able to see emergency patients on the same day they call us. If we’re unable to see you right away, our team members will always walk you through first aid and pain management to keep you safe and comfortable until you arrive in our office.
June 29, 2017
What kind of smile do you have? The kind that is broad and happy or the kind that hides behind your hand because you’re ashamed of your teeth? If your smile is marred by teeth that you’d rather not have people see, then speak to Dr. Schwam about porcelain veneers in Redmond. These thin coverings conceal imperfections and reveal a smile that will make you proud to share!