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Dentist in Redmond Treats Each Stage of Gum Disease

October 14, 2018

Filed under: General Dentistry — Dr. Steve Schwam @ 8:06 pm

dental cleaningDid you know a healthy smile relies on more than just your teeth? Your gums are equally important. The biggest threat to their health involves a preventable infection called periodontal (gum) disease. Although you can easily avoid it with the proper oral hygiene habits and regular care from your dentist in Redmond, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates at least 50% of adults have a form of it. The early stages may seem subtle, but over time the complications become more severe. Eventually, your smile may not be the only thing at risk. It can impact your general health as well.
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Use Your Dental Benefits Now to Visit Your Dentist in Redmond

September 24, 2017

Filed under: General Dentistry — Dr. Steve Schwam @ 12:28 pm

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.
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Your Dentist in Redmond is Currently Accepting New Patients

June 12, 2017

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: , — Dr. Steve Schwam @ 10:23 am

Dr. Steve Schwam is the dentist in Redmond that is accepting new patients. Whether you are new to the area or have lived here for many years, Dr. Schwam and his team would like to welcome you! We know you’re going to love living here. As your dentist in Redmond, Dr. Schwam is dedicated to providing you and your family with all of the dental treatments you need to have smiles that are healthy and attractive. We treat patients of all ages, so bring the whole family to our office.

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Tips for Finding a Dentist in Redmond

February 13, 2017

You value getting your family expert dental care. Trust Steve Schwam DDS for services you need. Read tips on finding that just right dentist in Redmond.What’s more important than your family’s well-being? You want your dentist in Redmond to provide trusted, expert services for years to come. We think you’ll discover Steve Schwam DDS is your perfect fit when you follow these tips for finding a family dentist in the Redmond area.

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How Often Should You See Your Dentist in Redmond?

December 29, 2016

Your dentist in Redmond, Dr. Steve Schwam, sees his patients every six months for oral exams and cleanings. Read why preventive care is so vital.If you had a cavity or a cracked filling, would you want to know about it? Would you like to keep ahead of gum disease and other oral health problems? You and your family can enjoy years of healthy, bright smiles with preventive dental care from your dentist in Redmond, Dr. Steve Schwam.

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Your Dentist in Redmond Says Flossing Does Matter

October 10, 2016

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: , , , — Dr. Steve Schwam @ 7:59 pm

Flossing is a mainstay of at-home oral hygiene. Learn why it’s beneficial from Dr. Steven Schwam, your dentist in Redmond.The US Department of Health and Human Services says flossing is an important part of daily oral hygiene for both children and adults. Why? Dentist in Redmond, OR, Dr. Steve Schwam says flossing removes plaque, keeping decay and gum disease from attacking your mouth. Flossing is simple but partners effectively with brushing, in-office preventive care and other dental health disciplines.

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Black line around my cap, crown

September 10, 2014

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry,General Dentistry,Porcelain Veneers,Uncategorized — Dr. Steve Schwam @ 6:41 pm

So you woke this AM , took a shower, started  to brush your teeth,  and as everyone does looked the mirror , smiled at yourself , checking the two Dental Crowns you had placed on your front teeth 5 years ago to close the gap between teeth.  OH my,  what is that black line at the gum line!!!!  it was not there just a while ago.  So you get the whitening dental tooth paste . scrub a dub harder and harder, Two days later it is still there.  you are panicked , upset. walk around not smiling as much. worried about the tooth decaying off .  

Stop worrying .  usually the black line is from caps  or dental crowns that are made of a metal base and porcelain tooth color baked  in layers around the metal  PFM for short.. Great stuff, strong, and once the ONLY thing we had in dentistry. Times have changed.  The only reason to place the crown under the gum line was to hide the black lines, Unfortunately , two thing happen, the gum shrinks over time exposing the black shadow from the black metal in the crown, and the Gum also is harder to clean due to the cap below gumline.  

With modern hard all porcelain tooth colored dental materials, you do not need to worry about this any longer. The dentist does not even have to put the end of the crown below the gum line, He/she  just needs to be experienced in Cosmetic dentistry to understand how to match the end of the crown at gum line to the color of that is there.   Give us a call at  541 526 5661 or visit us at  drschwam.com and take a look at the before and afters, We can change your happy smile again.  look forward to hear from you  Steve Schwam DDS

Good Dental Health Contributes to Overall Health

December 24, 2013

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: — Dr. Steve Schwam @ 10:46 am

I would like to share with you a story of a diabetic man who has successfully managed to reduce his insulin intake after his dentist removed his infected teeth. In addition to his long history of uncontrolled diabetes, the man also underwent open heart surgery in 1997 and was recently diagnosed with glaucoma. Although this gentleman worked hard with his medical specialists for years to get his blood sugar under control, he continued to see very little result. Amazingly, in just 10 days after this man had mouth surgery, he actually suffered from a low sugar attack, prompting his family to call EMS.

Two days after the incident, his doctor discovered the root cause of his attack, too much insulin.  For years, the patient had to take high dosages of insulin to keep his blood sugar and his infection under control. Now that the infection in his mouth had been removed, he simply did not need to take as much medication to manage his condition. As a result, he was advised to reduce his medications. Six months later, the patient was feeling quite a bit better and his blood sugar levels have been stable with a significantly lower dosage of medication. Amazing, isn’t it? (more…)

Ease Your Fears with Sedation Dentistry

December 3, 2013

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: — Dr. Steve Schwam @ 11:53 am

If you end up with pain in your stomach or an uneasy feeling every time you even think about calling your dentist, you are not alone. Many people experience mild to intense anxiety at the thought of a dental appointment. It is more common than you think. Some people have had bad experiences, while others simply never have felt easy about visiting a dentist. No matter the reason, ignoring your dental hygiene and well-being is not a good idea.

Regular dental visits are important not just for your dental health; neglecting your oral health by not visiting your dentist can also be detrimental to your overall physical health. Regular visits to the dentist are important. Aside from teeth cleanings regular checkups are important to look for abnormalities and conditions, such as tumors or cancer. Additionally, plaque and tarter left to grow on your teeth can lead to gingivitis and gum disease, also called periodontal disease. (more…)

Bad Breath or Halitosis

October 29, 2013

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: — Dr. Steve Schwam @ 11:00 am

Chronic bad breath, otherwise known as halitosis, is described as an unpleasant odor originating in the mouth. While we all have bad breath from time to time, chronic bad breath can be an embarrassing condition. Learn more about the causes and treatments along with how you can prevent it.

Causes of Bad Breath

There are a variety of causes to bad breath, some of the most common of which include:

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