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Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea – The Silent Killer

Do loved ones constantly give you grief about your snoring? Do they complain about the nonstop sound, or the many interrupted nights of sleep your snoring has caused them? Well, it’s time to take action.  What Really Causes Snoring? The direct cause of snoring is vibration of the soft tissues of your mouth and throat. […]

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Boise Dentistry From A to Z

A stunning smile can be a person’s most attractive feature. A great smile expresses good health, confidence, and sincerity. It becomes part of your identity and is an area many are self-conscious about. That’s why it’s important that you’re happy with how your smile looks. Our practice brings the very best of cosmetic treatment to […]

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Are You at Risk for Oral Cancer? Ask Your Dentist!

Regular dental exams offer many benefits, but the most important might be the inclusion of oral cancer screenings in our Boise dental practice. Your dentist is your first line of defense against oral cancer. Early detection leads to early diagnosis, and that means early intervention is possible. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and I […]

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Spring Dental Cleaning in Boise

With spring on its way, many people decide it’s time to deep clean their homes. The idea is to do thorough cleaning, the kind that gets stuff clean in places your normal, daily cleaning just doesn’t reach. Just as it’s good for your home to occasionally deep clean your kitchen, it’s good for your health […]

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Helping Children Build a Healthy Smile

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM), so it’s time to brush up on children’s dental hygiene. They often need a little help with their brushing and flossing, and they rely on their parents, teachers, and their Boise dentist to develop healthy hygiene habits. The slogan for the 2019 NCDHM campaign is “Brush and […]

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Forming Healthy Habits for The Lazy Brain

Our brains are lazy, and it’s an important concept we should understand when we want to create new habits, such as flossing our teeth every day.  As we dive into 2019, note that 92% of us will fail to keep our New Year’s resolutions. The good news is that we can use our understanding of this […]

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Say Good Night to Nighttime Teeth Grinding

Did you know that stress can affect your teeth? Chronic teeth grinding and clenching, a condition known as bruxism, is a side effect of stress. As many as 10 percent of patients at our Boise dental practice show symptoms of bruxism, and most of them don’t even know it! Nighttime teeth grinding can cause a […]

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Halloween Candy: The Good, The Bad, and The Sticky

You don’t have to be a kid to appreciate a fun Halloween in Boise. It’s festive, you get to wear costumes, and there’s even candy! Even dentists like candy. What dentists don’t like are the problems that can result from the cascade of candy following Halloween. The average trick-or-treater returns home with up to 7,000 […]

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7 Shocking Dental Statistics

  We want to see you for regular checkups and cleanings — and we hope that’s all we need to see you for. In a perfect world, all our patients would brush at least twice a day, floss daily, eat healthy diets, and drink mostly water. Unfortunately, most of us are falling short of this […]

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Will Fluoride Toothpaste Prevent Tooth Decay?

Does your choice in toothpaste really matter? Yes. In fact, choosing the right toothpaste is one of the most important oral health decisions you can make! The American Dental Association recently affirmed what dentists have been saying for a long time — fluoride toothpaste prevents cavities! As a dentist, I’m here to tell you that […]

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