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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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Dental Veneers Can Transform Your Smile

  Whether it’s too late to go back in time to prevent the stains in your teeth or you simply have gaps that make you self-conscious, dental veneers are a quick way to transform your smile to movie-star perfection. Our dental practice in East Boise has the perfect solution for patients with less-than-perfect teeth. Read […]

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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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Do You Have Nagging Tooth Pain?

Are you experiencing tooth pain? Whether it be a chronic ache or a sharp pain when you eat or drink, your Boise dentist is here to help! Few things are more aggravating than tooth pain, but there are a variety of issues that could be causing your toothache. Let’s do some troubleshooting to understand what […]

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Did Your Smile Survive the Boise Holidays?

Between Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day (coming up soon), most people have consumed a lot more sugar lately than they do during most of the year. While the occasional treat isn’t harmful, we’ve seen an increase in the number of cavities in our Boise dental practice. This trend is reflected nationwide, among nearly every age, […]

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Positive Stories from 2017

If you’re like us, then you found 2017 absolutely exhausting. Polarizing politics, natural disasters, harassment scandals, and acts of terrorism dominated our news cycles the entire year, and we’ve had enough. We want to focus on the positive in life, so that’s exactly what we’re going to do. That’s why I was really happy to […]

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