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Using Science to Straighten Your Teeth

I’m talking a lot about orthodontia this month because I want everyone to know that at Modern Dental in Boise, we offer some cutting edge orthodontic options for straightening your teeth and aligning your bite. We pride ourselves on making continuing education an important part of our professional lives. We know that we are only […]

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Modern Dental AND Orthodontics…Wait, What?

Yes, the name of our Boise office is actually Modern Dental and Orthodontics. While we are not licensed Orthodontists, I do have extensive training in orthodontics. I can perform various procedures in order to help straighten your smile. Orthodontics is one of the things that has really been a passion of mine during my career. […]

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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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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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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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Teeth Whitening – Is It Safe?

Not long ago, teeth whitening was a cosmetic procedure that was rarely advertised. Today, it is hard to watch TV without seeing a commercial promising an increased quality of life simply by using whitening strips. If you’re considering teeth whitening, you want to make sure it won’t do more harm than good. Before starting a […]

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Do You or Your Child Need Braces?

The added financial responsibility of caring for others can be stressful, especially when deciding whether to buy braces for your children. Braces cost money that could be spent elsewhere, and your child’s social life and physical appearance will be impaired temporarily. How do you know if your child really needs braces? Let’s take a look… […]

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