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Spring Dental Cleaning in Boise

With spring on its way, many people decide it’s time to deep clean their homes. The idea is to do thorough cleaning, the kind that gets stuff clean in places your normal, daily cleaning just doesn’t reach. Just as it’s good for your home to occasionally deep clean your kitchen, it’s good for your health […]

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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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Will Fluoride Toothpaste Prevent Tooth Decay?

Does your choice in toothpaste really matter? Yes. In fact, choosing the right toothpaste is one of the most important oral health decisions you can make! The American Dental Association recently affirmed what dentists have been saying for a long time — fluoride toothpaste prevents cavities! As a dentist, I’m here to tell you that […]

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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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Cone Beam X-Rays in Boise

If traditional x-rays are like a paper map for your teeth, then cone beam x-rays are the Google Earth map of your mouth. Good treatment starts with good information. When dental x-rays first became available, they were a valuable tool to help diagnose patients. Procedures and technology have both radically improved since then, but we […]

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Service Spotlight — Dental Crowns

Sometimes the best way to restore a damaged tooth is with a dental crown. A crown is essentially a “cap” that restores a tooth to it’s normal shape and size. Crowns strengthen and repair the tooth’s structure, even improving the appearance of color, shape, and alignment. There are several reasons why we might recommend a […]

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7 Tips to Make Mornings Magical [Again]

Trust me, I know the struggle of getting out of bed each morning, when the alarm goes off.   Should I call in sick? As tired as I am, maybe I’ll call in dead. At the very least, I should skip the gym this morning and get an extra hour of sleep. Maybe I’ll even […]

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