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Yes, It’s Safe to Go to the Dentist

Some people might be hesitant to make dental appointments during the coronavirus pandemic. After all, dentists had a government-mandated break earlier in the year, and in August the World Health Organization gave questionable guidance that routine dental care be avoided until we sort this whole COVID-19 thing out. These steps were taken as precautionary measures […]

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7 Ideas for a Fun and Safe Halloween in 2020

2020 seemed destined for holiday greatness: Valentine’s Day is on a Friday. 4th of July is on a Saturday. Halloween is on a Saturday. Thanksgiving is on a Thursday (of course). Christmas is on a Friday. New Year’s Day 2021 is on a Friday. Then COVID-19 came along, and here we are in October and […]

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Why Do We Even Have Wisdom Teeth?

From infancy through adolescence, we develop our first set of teeth, lose them, and then grow a whole new set. Just when you think you’re all done growing teeth, a new set of molars emerge, which we call “wisdom teeth.” After you’ve waited so long for your final teeth to come in, they may cause […]

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Teeth Whitening in Boise

While we all want to have movie-star good looks, as your dentist, I can only help with your teeth. The process of aging, diet, and inadequate dental hygiene can result in teeth that are discolored. Fortunately, teeth whitening in Boise is a quick and effective way to improve your smile and roll back the effects […]

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Oral Health and Aging

Oral hygiene is important at any age, but many lack appreciation for just how important it is in our older population. Because of the ties between oral health and overall health, mouth care is critical for the elderly. The Connection Between Oral Health and Disease Your mouth is teeming with bacteria — most of which […]

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Dental Crowns from your Boise Dentist

What’s a dental crown and why do I need one? That’s a great question, and we hear it from patients regularly. Sometimes a tooth is damaged beyond what a simple filling can repair. A dental crown is simply a “cap” that is fit to the surface of the tooth to restore it to its normal […]

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Modern Dental COVID-19 Update

To our patients, families, and friends: The wait is over! The “stay in place” order from Governor Little will be phasing out beginning April 30th. Prior to this date, we were asked to treat urgent and emergency patients only. Beginning May 4th, we will resume seeing all patients during regular business hours. As we start […]

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What Idaho Families Need to Know About the Coronavirus

Unless you’ve been living in a bubble (which isn’t a terrible idea at the moment), you’ve heard a lot about COVID-19, a.k.a. the coronavirus. As these events continue to unfold, we’d like to keep our friends and neighbors informed about our community. Health experts around the world are racing to track and contain a new […]

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Are Artificial Sweeteners a Safe Alternative to Sugar?

You’re a health-conscious shopper. When choosing healthy snacks at the grocery store, you’ll pick up that yogurt container and take a look at the nutrition label. Low in calories and added sugar? Check. And so that yogurt finds a home in your shopping cart.  But you may have overlooked something.  We all understand that most […]

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Celebrating 75 Years of Fluoride

For most people, February means chocolates and expressions of love. For a dentist, February is special because it’s National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM). This month we dedicate ourselves to educating families about pediatric dental hygiene. The 2020 NCDHM slogan is “Fluoride in water prevents cavities! Get it from the tap!” 2020 marks the 75th […]

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