Schultz Center for Dentistry
Jeffrey L. Schultz, D.D.S.

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Schultz Center for Dentistry Reveals Newly Improved Office

At Schultz Center for Dentistry, we strive to provide the most pleasant dental experience possible, which is why we are proud to announce the recent remodel of our office space! When you come to your next appointment with Dr. Schultz, you’ll find a whole new look to the office you have come to know.

To update our space, we revamped the entire front office area by opening it up and creating a more modern look with new furniture. In addition to the overall new feel, we have added another operatory, which allows us to now seat five patients at once for more efficient and convenient dental care.

We’re excited to present the ...

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How Long Will Professional Teeth Whitening Last?

With professional-grade bleaching agents, the results of our teeth whitening treatments can be dazzling and give your smile a bright new appearance. Opalescence Boost in-office treatment and Opalescence at-home kits are two popular whitening procedures that give our patients at Schultz Center for Dentistry easy options to remove surface stains and deeper-set discoloration. A common question our patients ask when considering these treatments is how long they can expect their smile to remain bright.

For most patients, the results of Opalescence Boost – a one-hour in-office treatment – typically last from 6 to12 months. Factors that can influence the duration of your results may include:

  • Drinks that cause staining such ...

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What is the Difference Between Over-the-Counter and Professional Whitening Treatments?

With so many whitening products available in stores and dental offices, it can be challenging to figure out which treatment is best for you. Both over-the-counter whiteners and professional whitening treatments have proven effective at brightening teeth; however, these two methods are not necessarily equal.

At Schultz Center for Dentistry, we offer in-office and at-home whitening options that can have many advantages compared to their OTC counterparts, including:

  • Professional-grade bleaching formulas
  • Dentist-monitored supervision and application
  • Improved ability to control and customize shade of whiteness
  • Greater efficiency and more vibrant results

Though over-the-counter products may help remove surface stains, professional whitening treatments are often best for patients who wish to transform the color of their teeth dramatically. ...

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Can I Smoke If I Have Dental Implants?

While it is widely known that doctors advocate against using tobacco products because of their adverse effect on overall health, recent research shows that tobacco can also severely impact the success rate of dental implants.

Although dental implants are typically a stable, secure, and natural-looking solution for tooth loss, smoking can cause the failure rate of an implant to skyrocket. According to one study, the average failure rate for a dental implant is 1.4% for non-smokers. For dental implant patients who also smoke regularly, the implant failure rate jumped to 15.8%.

Also, the success of dental implants relies on the patient maintaining good oral hygiene and possessing adequate jawbone density to hold ...

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Does the Dental Implant Procedure Hurt?

While most of our patients are excited about the benefits dental implants can provide, some worry about the potential pain. Our cosmetic dentist Dr. Jeffrey Schultz is highly-trained in implantology, has a great deal of experience, and understands how to perform the dental implant procedure with the utmost precision, safety, and comfort. To help our dental implant candidates feel more comfortable about their upcoming surgery, Dr. Schultz uses the consultation as a time to review what to expect.

In order to minimize pain or discomfort during dental implant surgery, patients are first given a local anesthetic. This anesthetic keeps the area numb during the procedure and can help patients ...

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Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

In addition to negatively impacting the appearance of your smile, missing teeth can lead to a number of serious health concerns. Gum irritation, infection, bite problems from shifting teeth, and additional tooth loss can all result from the gap left behind from a missing tooth. A dental implant is essentially a replacement tooth that can allow you to chew and speak again with ease while also improving the beauty of your smile.

If you are seeking a natural-looking restoration for one or more missing teeth, dental implants can provide unparalleled support and stability compared to traditional dentures or bridges. As an added benefit, dental implants are custom-designed for each patient ...

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Do I Have Sleep Apnea?

Many individuals with sleep apnea might not even know they have it. However, there are certain signs and symptoms that may help detect this condition. In most cases, a person’s loved one will be the first to notice these signs, as loud snoring and gasping for air while sleeping are common telltale signs of sleep apnea. Some other signs can include:

  • Forgetfulness
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue or drowsiness during the day
  • Daytime headaches
  • Pauses in breath while asleep
  • Waking up with a sore throat and/or dry mouth
  • Inability to concentrate during the day

Sleep apnea is caused by soft tissues in the back of the throat (and/or the tongue) relaxing and preventing the proper flow of air. While the airway ...

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