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About Jeffery R Van Treese DDS

Dr. Van Treese graduated from Miami University, OH in 1982 and went on to Ohio State University where he graduated from the dental school in 1986. He served a general practice residency in 1987 and then came to Sidney to start his dental practice. 2012 marks his 25th year as a dentist in Sidney. He has been married to Libby since 1981 and they have four young adult children. The whole family is active in Tournament Water Skiing and they have won several national awards. They have one dog and three cats. Dr. Van Treese is very active in his church, where he is a Board member and past chairman of the Sidney First Methodist Church Foundation. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA with additional responsibilities to the YMCA Foundation Board. Dr. Van Treese was very active in helping to bring free dental care to the uninsured and under-insured to the Shelby County area by working with the free medical clinic Compassionate Care. He is just beginning a term on the Compassionate Care Board of Directors. He and some of our team members regularly volunteer their time to this great cause. For the past several years, he has been the local chairman for the Give Kids a Smile program, which is a national event held every February to bring free dental care to children who are uninsured. Many dental offices in our area participate in helping the children of Shelby and Miami County to begin on a journey towards great oral health for a lifetime. Continuing education is critical to providing the best care possible to our family of patients, and Dr. Van Treese not only takes many courses every year, he provides many opportunities for his team members to do the same. Recent courses he has taken include: Bruxism – New Treatments for Tooth Grinders Mini Implants for Complete and Partial Dentures Sleep Medicine and Dental Treatments Invisalign Orthodontics Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy Root Canals

Flossing Regularly Is The Key To A Happy Smile

October 18th, 2018 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in Oral Health - (0 Comments)
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Flossing regularly might not sound like something you want to do. Maybe you think brushing your teeth is enough for you. Maybe you just don’t have the time for it. If you want to have a happy smile you can truly be proud of you’re going to want to floss those pearly whites. After all, …
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The Facts You Should Know About Osteoporosis Medication

September 19th, 2018 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News | Oral Health - (0 Comments)
Osteoporosis medication

In the past, medication has been used to retard the outbreak of bone diseases such as osteoporosis and metastatic bone cancer. These drugs are in a category known as bisphosphonates that slow down the function of osteoclasts cells. The drugs in this category have different names, and many of them are taken in the form …
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Dental Pain and Discomfort: What You Need to Know

September 3rd, 2018 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News | Oral Health - (0 Comments)
Reasons to visit the dentist

Regular dental check-ups are important for your oral hygiene and overall health, but there may be dental problems that need attention. Some of the dental issues include tooth pain, floss or inflamed gums that may bleed when you brush. It is important for Dr. Van Treese to check on crowns, dental implants or dentures, but …
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Summer Dental Health Part 3

August 2nd, 2018 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News | Oral Health | Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

If your child has not been to the dentist and is due for a cleaning, now be a great time to schedule an appointment. Having a dental exam and cleaning shortly before school starts is a great way to head back to school with a clean smile. If there are any issues, fixing them before …
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Why Mouthguards Are Important to Our Dental Health

July 19th, 2018 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News | Oral Health - (0 Comments)

If you or your child is involved in sports, then you probably know how important mouthguards are. Mouthguards tend to be viewed as only protecting your teeth. However, they protect more than just that. Mouthguards protect an athletes lips, jaw, tongue, and face from impact. Parents should know that there are not many sports or …
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Summer Dental Health Part 2

July 5th, 2018 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News | Oral Health - (0 Comments)

Summer isn’t complete without spending plenty of time with friends and family. The next time you have guests over, Dr. Van Treese has some simple tips to make sure nobody leaves with a dental health issue! Keep you and your guests hydrated. Water is not only crucial for keeping harmful bacteria from damaging your teeth …
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When Do I Need to Go to the Dentist?

June 19th, 2018 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News | Oral Health - (0 Comments)

Visiting the dentist every six months is a great way to keep a healthy mouth, but are these cleanings the only time I should go? Below, Dr. Van Treese gives a couple of other instances where a trip to the dentist is necessary. One or more of your teeth are sensitive or hurt If you …
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Summer Dental Health Part 1

June 5th, 2018 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News | Oral Health - (0 Comments)

Don’t let dental health issues disrupt your summer activities! A lot of families take some time to go on vacation during the summer. If you’re planning a trip, here are a couple of things to remember: Make sure you pack your toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and anything else you need to care for your mouth. Keep …
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3 Simple Ways to Fight Against Gingivitis

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in Gum Disease | News | Oral Health - (0 Comments)
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Gingivitis, which occurs when bacteria builds-up around the gum line, is an early sign of gum disease. It is important that you see a dentist if you show any signs of gingivitis, but keeping your mouth healthy and avoiding issues such as gingivitis is easy! Floss Your Teeth It is important to floss at least …
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Is This Drink Harming Your Dental Health?

May 14th, 2018 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in Gum Disease | News | Tooth decay - (0 Comments)
dentist in Sidney OH soda and our teeth

Soda is a popular drink, but this drink can be especially harmful to your dental health. You are probably aware of the negative health effects that soda has on our bodies, such as an increased risk of diabetes and obesity, but soda is also harmful to our mouth. Soda is especially bad for our teeth for …
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