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Are Artificial Sweeteners a Safe Alternative to Sugar?

You’re a health-conscious shopper. When choosing healthy snacks at the grocery store, you’ll pick up that yogurt container and take a look at the nutrition label. Low in calories and added sugar? Check. And so that yogurt finds a home in your shopping cart.  But you may have overlooked something.  We all understand that most […]

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Celebrating 75 Years of Fluoride

For most people, February means chocolates and expressions of love. For a dentist, February is special because it’s National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM). This month we dedicate ourselves to educating families about pediatric dental hygiene. The 2020 NCDHM slogan is “Fluoride in water prevents cavities! Get it from the tap!” 2020 marks the 75th […]

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Poor Dental Health Linked to Serious Health Risks

Did you know that poor dental health is linked to other serious health risks? Your Boise dentist can be your first line of defense not just for your teeth, but your overall health as well. Come on in and say “aaaahhhh” and there is a lot that your dentist can learn about you. For instance, […]

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Sugar Overload: Kids Are Eating Way Too Much!

One out of six children in the United States are obese by the age of five, and the rates just keep going up with age. While there are many factors that can contribute to weight gain, a lot probably has to do with the fact that 99 percent of toddlers consume more added sugar per […]

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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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Are You at Risk for Oral Cancer? Ask Your Dentist!

Regular dental exams offer many benefits, but the most important might be the inclusion of oral cancer screenings in our Boise dental practice. Your dentist is your first line of defense against oral cancer. Early detection leads to early diagnosis, and that means early intervention is possible. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and I […]

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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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