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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

Why is Dental Plaque Harmful?

April 17th, 2018 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in Gum Disease | News - (0 Comments)
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When you allow plaque to form and stay in your mouth for an extended amount of time it can easily lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Although plaque forms naturally on our teeth each day, proper brushing and flossing, as well as routine trips to the dentist, can clean it away. When the plaque …
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How to Care for Your Dental Health When You’re Sick

April 2nd, 2018 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News | Oral Health - (0 Comments)
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It can be difficult to think about your dental health when you’re sick, but it’s important to remember that, even if you’re sick, you need to continue keeping your mouth healthy. Here are a couple things to keep in mind the next time you feel under the weather. Choose Sugar-Free Cough Drops It’s important to …
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The Importance of Deep Cleanings

March 19th, 2018 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in Gum Disease | News | Oral Health - (0 Comments)
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In order to properly treat periodontal disease, deep cleanings are an important part of keeping your gums healthy. When you go to the dentist for your routine cleaning, your hygienist will use a dental tool to scrape away plaque. In the event plaque buildup advances to more severe stages, it can begin to attack below …
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Why Water is so Good for Your Teeth

March 7th, 2018 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News | Oral Health | Tooth decay - (0 Comments)
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It’s amazing what water can do for your health. Not only does drinking water help distribute nutrients, remove waste from the body and keep our skin looking healthy, water is also excellent for the health of your mouth. Children’s Dental Health and Water Fluoridated water is a good way to help children’s teeth remain healthy. …
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Is Periodontal Disease Contagious?

February 19th, 2018 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in Gum Disease | News | Oral Health - (0 Comments)
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Dental health issues are not contagious in the traditional sense, however, some things, such as gum disease, are a little more complicated. Gum disease is caused by bacteria building up underneath your gum line that then leads to an infection. If you sit in a room with someone who has gum disease you are not …
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Properly Store and Clean Your Toothbrush

February 5th, 2018 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News | Oral Health - (0 Comments)
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The way you store your toothbrush is almost just as important as the way you brush your teeth. Properly taking care of your toothbrush is something we tend to overlook, but the next time you finish brushing your teeth, be sure to keep these tips in mind: After you brush After you brush your teeth, …
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Why Flossing is Important to Your Dental Health

January 22nd, 2018 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in Gum Disease | News | Oral Health | Tooth decay - (0 Comments)
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If you are not flossing every day, plaque and bacteria can begin to build up, causing a number of issues including cavities, gum disease, and tooth decay. Many people think that brushing your teeth is enough, but brushing only reaches so much of your tooth. Flossing can get in between your gums and between your …
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New Year’s Resolution for Your Oral Health

January 8th, 2018 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News | Oral Health - (0 Comments)

With 2018 in full swing, it is time to start working on your new resolutions. Many people focus on exercising, their diet or spending more time with friends and family, but have you thought about your dental health? Your dental health and overall health are connected and keeping a proper dental hygiene routine only takes …
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Tips for Easing Dental Anxiety

December 26th, 2017 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in Gum Disease | News | Tooth decay - (0 Comments)
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Going to the dentist can cause some anxiety, especially if you are going in for a procedure, but there are some individuals that have severe anxiety or even a phobia of visiting the dentist for any reason. It is estimated that anywhere between 9-15% of US adults do not schedule dental appointments due to their …
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Health and Wellness | Sleep Apnea: OSA and CSA

December 12th, 2017 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News | Sleep Apnea - (0 Comments)
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Previously, Dr. Van Treese explained the causes of snoring and the potential side effects that snoring can have on someone. Sleep apnea is one of the major causes of snoring and is actually a common disease that millions of Americans deal with. Sleep apnea causes an individual to stop breathing for a few seconds during …
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