Fort Wayne & NE Indiana News

The latest positive news written by residents and organizations in our community.
Business   |   Latest News

Local Dentist Donating $10,000 Worth Of Cosmetic Dentistry

People of all ages recognize the importance of a healthy lifestyle: A balanced diet, regular exercise, plenty of water and a good night’s sleep. However, many don’t know that good oral hygiene is also a step toward a healthier lifestyle.
For the younger generation, focusing on simply sticking to a routine with their dental care is key. A lot of younger people, however, only visit the dentist once a year, or even less. Many people don’t realize that decay in baby teeth can lead to premature tooth loss, which can result in crowding of the adult teeth that replace them. This can result in the need for braces to fix this problem. Placing sealants on the newly erupted adult teeth can help to prevent decay in the childhood years.
“As young adults graduate from school and leave the nest, we often see an extended absence, and they often have gum disease,” said, who has over 32 years of experience in dentistry. As calculus accumulates from lack of routine dental cleanings, bacteria produce toxins which can destroy the supporting bone of the teeth.
“I often use the analogy of cancer to describe periodontal disease,” noted Dr. Scheele. “It doesn’t hurt and oftentimes goes undetected until it is too late.”
With regular routine home care and dental cleanings, however, this is totally preventable. Recent studies have linked periodontal disease to many other health problems, such as cardiovascular problems, bacterial pneumonia, low birth-weight babies, and diabetes.
“Depending on each individual’s at-home care and rate of calculus build-up, we customize the frequency of dental cleanings to each patient,” added Dr. Scheele. “Many of our patients find that three or four cleanings per year are necessary to prevent gum disease. Once we have a healthy foundation we offer a full line of dental services to maintain our patients’ optimal oral health.”
Dr. Scheele offers everything from routine tooth colored fillings, crowns and implants to advanced cosmetic restorations. In fact, Robert C. Scheele DDS & Associates is currently donating $10,000 worth of cosmetic dentistry to a person in need of a smile makeover. The smile giveaway starts in June and the winner will be announced on January 1, 2020. To enter, send an email of a picture of your smile to scheelesmilegiveaway(at) and explain why you need a makeover. You can also nominate another person. About Robert C. Scheele DDS & Associates
Dr. Scheele and his caring team use the latest technology to create beautiful and healthy smiles. Robert C. Scheele DDS & Associates services include routine dental cleanings for the whole family, dental care for all ages, periodontal treatment and maintenance cleanings, cosmetic dentistry, veneers, crowns, bridges, tooth colored fillings, amalgam filling removal and restoration, teeth whitening, bonding, gingival sculpting, tooth contouring, post and core, comprehensive oral cancer screening, and tooth jewelry. For more information, please call (260) 637-6144, or visit Robert C. Scheele DDS & Associates is located at 9830 Auburn Road, Suite 103,Fort Wayne, Indiana. Local Dentist Donating $10,000 Worth of Cosmetic Dentistry