Articles

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 […]

Read More

Sleep Apnea: Are My Children At Risk?

Sleep apnea in children is more common than one might think. In fact, a handful of recent studies have suggested that up to 25 percent of children who are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might also show signs of obstructive sleep apnea. Looking For Some Good News? Something as small as a sleep […]

Read More

When Should Your Children Start Going to the Dentist?

As a family dental office in Boise, this is a question that we get all the time from parents in the Treasure Valley area. They want to know what the proper age is to start having their children go to the dentist. If you consult a textbook on the subject, it’ll probably say age 1 […]

Read More

Protecting Your Child’s Teeth During Sports

Soccer has started up again. Tess, 7, and Sam, 11, are both in Idaho Rush Soccer Leagues right now. And because I’m not just a dad, but also a Boise dentist, the next thought on my mind is… mouthguards! Well, maybe not the very next thought. I tend to reminisce about my days playing midfield. […]

Read More

Gift Idea for Kids: Books about Oral Health

Fun children’s books about brushing and flossing are a great gift idea for the little ones in your life. Since it’s not just the holiday gift giving season but also the season of sweets, sugary treats, and candy- a book that talks about oral health is a smart choice. And yes, as a dentist and […]

Read More

How do I get my kids to brush and floss?

I’m a dentist AND a Dad. I understand how hard it is to get your kids to brush their teeth regularly. However, I can’t stress enough how important it is for you to keep trying. My kids are all professional hygienists! I think there is this crazy – yes, crazy! – idea that the children […]

Read More

Child Tooth Decay: Facts, Treatment and Prevention

Tooth Decay Facts Since the early 1990’s child tooth decay has been on the rise. According to the most recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 42% of children ages 2 to 11 have had tooth decay (dental caries) in their primary teeth. What is even more shocking is that 23% of children ages 2 […]

Read More

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… […]

Read More

How to Get Your Toddler to Brush Their Teeth

Your children’s health is top priority.  You want them to have the best health possible, and good health starts with the teeth. Without healthy teeth, your children’s looks and speaking ability will suffer, possibly causing self-esteem and social problems. Bad teeth can also affect your child’s ability to eat healthy foods. When should your child […]

Read More