Keep Your Teeth Safe from Bruxism

Have you ever heard of bruxism? If not, that’s OK! Our dentist, Dr. Brandon Schvaneveldt with Ridge View Smile Care in Logan, Utah, is happy to give you the information you need about this health condition. Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, is a health condition that causes your teeth... Read more »

A Misshapen Tooth Might Be Addressed by a Dental Crown

Ideally, each of your teeth should have a specific shape and orientation that matches its partner in your bite pattern. However, genetics, the loss of a primary tooth to tooth decay, and other factors can sometimes cause a tooth to emerge from the gums with misshapen tooth enamel. Without professional... Read more »

Flossing with Water Instead of String

The two best dental tools you have at home in your fight against dental disease are brushing and flossing. You’ve probably heard your dentist’s plea to floss every day. But, the sad truth is, most people do not floss daily, and many people don't do it at all. Since many... Read more »

A Tooth Chipped by Night Grinding Might Be Repaired with a Dental Filling

Clenching and grinding your teeth while sleeping might seem mundane at first. Yet over time, the excessive pressure and forces applied to your teeth can potentially exceed the structural integrity of tooth enamel. This can lead to a chip or fracture on one or more of your teeth. In a... Read more »

Gum Disease is More Common Than You’d Guess

If you’ve ever heard about gum disease, you recognize that its effects can be serious: lost teeth, infected gums and hurt bones. So that must mean that the disease is really unlikely, right? Most people still have their teeth, don’t they? Actually, the truth may surprise you. Keep reading to... Read more »

Enjoy Your Smile Thanks to Tooth Hazard Prevention

  Keeping your smile safe doesn't have to be a hard task. Using basic preventive measures, you can rest assure your teeth will continue to thrive for the rest of your life. However, it is important to understand that once your adult teeth are fully grown in, you will not... Read more »

Care for Your Smile During Wrestling Season

If you’re a wrestler, you’re probably focusing on being faster, more efficient, and stronger. These are all great things to focus on, but you also need to focus on your smile. Whether you believe it or not, your smile can be in grave danger this wrestling season. So, to help... Read more »

Details Why Enamel Erosion Prevention is Recommended

Your dentist, Dr. Brandon Schvaneveldt, strongly encourages you to do everything you can to prevent enamel erosion. Enamel erosion occurs when you expose your teeth to acid on a regular basis. The acid tends to attack the tooth enamel and wear it down, making it weak and vulnerable. There are... Read more »

A Lost Dental Crown Needs Timely Treatment from an Experienced Dentist

A strong dental adhesive is typically used to cement a dental crown onto the abutment that anchors it in your mouth. Unfortunately, there are still some times when an oral accident or oral health complication can cause a dental crown to release and fall out. Should this happen to you,... Read more »

Small Dental Caries Might Be Treated with a Simple Dental Filling

The gradual buildup of plaque acids in your mouth from poor oral hygiene can gradually start to affect your tooth enamel. As this continues to occur, small areas of demineralized tooth enamel, which are known as dental caries, can start to develop. This can cause a minor change in the... Read more »