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5 More Tips for Healthy Teeth

Here is my promised follow up to last week’s blog post about healthy diet and healthy teeth. My tips are a version of the visual here, expanding to really explain the WHY’s behind those basic principles. As much as I’d love to hear you tell me, as your Boise dentist, that you have given up […]

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5 Diet Tips for Healthy Teeth

As your Boise dentist, I have been emphasizing flossing a lot this month but the other side of the coin is eating healthy, whole foods. Here is a quick overview of the last couple blog posts: We eat sugar. The bacteria in our mouths eat the sugar. The more sugar we consume, the more the […]

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Save $$$$ with $1/month and 1 minute/day!!

As a Boise dentist, I hear way too many excuses about why people don’t floss. Quite frankly, I think it all comes down to personal accountability. The individuals who take responsibility for their health are the ones that find the motivation to make daily flossing a solid part of their lives. Do They Floss? I […]

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The Secret To Never Seeing Your Dentist Again!

Now, obviously, I hope that you actually enjoy coming in to my practice in South East boise see me every 6 months, but as a dentist, I have to be realistic. It’s probably not your favorite appointment to keep. So aside from the personal desire to make your visits to my office enjoyable, or at […]

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Sit back and Relaaaaaax

Conscious sedation is a miracle for people who really need it. Those of you who have mild to severe anxiety when confronted with the chore of sitting in that dentist office chair and having sharp pointy metal tools scraping your teeth while you struggle to keep your mouth open. Ok ok, I’ll stop! =) Some people […]

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Why you should STOP brushing your teeth

Your Boise dentist is telling you to stop brushing your teeth? That’s crazy, right?! Well, you ARE right. It’s crazy. But I mean it. Just not in the way you think. Brushing manually with a regular toothbrush just doesn’t do the job very well. So what I am recommending, is to switch to an electric […]

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Gift Idea for Kids: Books about Oral Health

Fun children’s books about brushing and flossing are a great gift idea for the little ones in your life. Since it’s not just the holiday gift giving season but also the season of sweets, sugary treats, and candy- a book that talks about oral health is a smart choice. And yes, as a dentist and […]

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How do I get my kids to brush and floss?

I’m a dentist AND a Dad. I understand how hard it is to get your kids to brush their teeth regularly. However, I can’t stress enough how important it is for you to keep trying. My kids are all professional hygienists! I think there is this crazy – yes, crazy! – idea that the children […]

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A Natural Breath Freshener

Here, smell my breath. Has anyone ever asked you to do that? No thanks! I say. But with this natural breath freshener, it might not be so bad. Mint is a common flavoring to most oral hygiene products. Its unrivalled popularity is not only due to its clean and freshening flavor and scent, but the […]

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Taking Toothpaste to the Great Outdoors

This summer I was lucky enough to go on a high adventure trip with some of the older boys in my Boy Scout troop. Amid water skiing, mountain biking, hiking, camping, and fishing – you better believe I took care of my teeth. Camping is no excuse for getting lazy with your oral hygiene! But […]

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