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What You Didn’t Know About Your Mouthwash

I recently stumbled upon quite a few reports about a specific mouthwash that was literally KILLING people’s taste buds.  I was amazed, but not completely shocked. This particular brand of mouthwash is not one we recommend here at Modern Dental in Boise, because we have had patients with bad experiences with it as well. Nothing […]

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Why Should I Use Dental Floss?

Modern Dental’s very own, Dr. Wagner, discusses why dental floss is so important to use: Well, there’s a very simple answer to that. When I went to dental school I had never used floss before and I was diagnosed with ELEVEN cavities. Now at dental school I realized the importance of dental floss. And that […]

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How to Properly Brush Your Teeth

How to properly brush your teeth is something patients regularly ask me about. There’s a number of techniques you can use, but the most important thing is to just remember to brush and floss daily! While watching this video, all I could think about was how much toothpaste these techniques would get on the mirror! […]

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I Have A Fear Of Dentists, What Should I Do?

Dr. Wagner of South East Boise’s Modern Dental addresses a common issue. Fear of the dentist: Well, there is a couple of things that you should be aware of. Number one, dentistry and the ability to deliver comfortable care has improved so much in the last few years. Technology has given us methods and materials that make […]

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They Don’t Teach the 15-Point Turn in Driver’s Ed

I got the privilege this year to join my son at Scout Camp as a group leader in the beginning of July. They put me in charge of bringing the Scout trailer down from the mountains after our last day. Now to get the trailer in, the other leader that brought it up had to […]

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How Do I Tell If I Have Periodontal Disease?

Dr. Wagner from Boise’s Modern Dental here. Today I’m going to explain the signs and symptoms of periodontal disease and why it needs diagnosed by a professional: Well, this is something that is generally not noticed by an individual it is usually diagnosed by a professional. However there are some signs to indicate periodontal disease that […]

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What Causes Bad Breath?

Do you know what causes bad breath? Dr. Wagner from Boise’s own Modern Dental answers that question, here. The answer might surprise you and encourage you to brush more often! Well the answer is very simple. Really it comes down to bacteria. Bacteria and oral cavities. Bacteria in the mouth can hide in a number of […]

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Are silver fillings safe?

Hi, I’m Dr. Wagner from Boise’s Modern Dental here to answer the question, “Are silver fillings safe?” Well, this is a tough question because it depends on which country you come from. Silver fillings have been outlawed in several European countries and in many cases, even in Canada. In Canada silver fillings are outlawed for children […]

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Oral Protection In An Active World

Picture this: At the end of the championship soccer game for my son’s u10 team that I coach, The Flaming Piranha’s, it’s TIED. This is our rival team. They won the championship against us this last fall. This is personal. Soccer has shootout overtimes, basically meaning one person lines up against the goalie and tries […]

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How We Made Miracles Happen for Mother’s Day

When we say dental care you probably think about brushing your teeth or flossing (or lack thereof). What I’m actually talking about today is dental caring. We live in a very giving community. The Treasure Valley is known for our can do, everyone pitches in attitude. We wanted to share with you our Mother’s Day […]

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