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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

Gingivitis vs. Gum Disease. What’s the Difference?

October 6th, 2014 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

 Teeth are held firmly in place by the gums, bone and ligaments.  Healthy gums fit tightly against the teeth. Gum disease is an infection that  affects the tissues and bone that support the teeth. It is caused by plaque, a sticky film that forms on the surface of the teeth, which contains  bacteria that can …
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Why Are You Supposed to Brush Your Tongue?

August 26th, 2014 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News - (0 Comments)

Germs that cause gum disease, gingivitis, and tooth decay live in groups. These bacteria are much less destructive when their groups, called colonies, are mechanically broken up with a toothbrush. Another problem caused by bacterial colonization is the production of foul odors. The surface of the tongue is covered with many little tissue projections, called …
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Do I Need To Have My Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

June 30th, 2014 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News - (0 Comments)

The third set of molars are often called “wisdom teeth” because they developed around what used to be called “the age of wisdom”, which is around 18. They have absolutely nothing to do with intelligence. In fact, quite the opposite. Most wisdom teeth can’t even figure out how to erupt through the gums crown first! …
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Is There Anything Wrong With Chewing Gum?

June 12th, 2014 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News - (0 Comments)

It goes without saying that mastication, or chewing, is an absolute necessity of normal living. As we age, eating becomes one of the only pleasures that most of us can enjoy in almost any setting. All one has to do is to take a look at the plethora of fine public eating establishments in the …
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Improve Your Oral Health With These Foods: Pt. 2

May 30th, 2014 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News - (0 Comments)

Continuing from our last post, Improve Your Oral Health With These Foods, we will be going over  4 more foods that can help to improve your overall oral health.  Ideally, you want to avoid food that combines high sugars, acid and stickiness. When you eat food that is high in sugar and acid, you’re not …
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Improve Your Oral Health With These Foods

May 20th, 2014 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News - (0 Comments)

My patients are always asking for new ways to improve their oral health. A great way to maintain a bright and healthy smile is to make optimal overall health your priority. Staying mindful of how we treat our body is vital to being healthy inside and out. Common oral bacteria known as Streptococcus Mutans cause the mouth …
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Symptoms of Oral Cancer

April 29th, 2014 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News - (0 Comments)

According to the ADA, nearly 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or throat cancer this year. Regular oral cancer examinations are the best way to detect oral cancer early on. The ADA states that if symptoms do not disappear within 2 weeks, make sure to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Signs and …
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What is Periodontal Disease?

April 3rd, 2014 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News - (0 Comments)

My main priority is to provide the best possible dental care for the people of Sidney and all surrounding areas. Along with providing excellent care, I make it my priority to educate my patients so they can better understand the dangers of things like gum disease. Gum Disease, also known as Periodontal Disease, can be very …
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Foods and Beverages That Stain Your Teeth

March 20th, 2014 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News - (0 Comments)

One of the most common questions from my patients in Sidney is how they can whiten their teeth and brighten their smile. Our teeth are composed of enamel, which acts as a protective barrier that prevents cavities and tooth decay. Enamel also give your teeth their white color. Certain products we consume can break down …
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Junk Food and Bad Oral Health

March 10th, 2014 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News - (0 Comments)

Oral health and overall health are linked in several ways that many people do not realize. At the office of Dr. Jeff Van Treese, it’s very important to us that we help our patients in Shelby County live healthy lives. Although junk food can be a treat every so often, these foods can lead to severe …
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