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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 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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IV Sedation: Relaxing in the Dentist’s Chair

Does the idea of going to the dentist give you chills? Many people in the Treasure Valley and elsewhere are quite nervous about getting teeth capped, having cavities filled, or even just visiting for a cleaning. That’s why we brought IV sedation to our dental practice in Southeast Boise. There are several levels of sedation […]

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7 Fascinating Facts About Smiles

A simple smile can translate a lot of information. In fact, research shows a genuine, confident smile can have a big impact on your career, your love life, and even your health. Studies have long reported that smiling can help boost your immune system too, as well as relieve stress. Smiles Away! We have natural […]

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Brushing with Bacteria? You Could Be!

According to research conducted at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, solid-head power toothbrushes retain less bacteria compared to hollow-head toothbrushes. Results of this study were published in an August issue of the Journal of Dental Hygiene. The Dirty Truth The research shows that up to three thousand times more bacteria grew […]

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Fluoride is a Science, Use it Wisely!

I love the day-to-day of being a dentist at Modern Dental in Boise, but I also love the nitty-gritty science of dentistry. I learn more on this science frequently so that I can pass on that knowledge to all of my patients. Because that means stronger, healthier, whiter teeth for everyone! Fluoride is a Must […]

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Yellow Jackets, Winter, and Toothpaste

So, you may remember my last blog post about leaving your toothpaste at home the next time you go camping? Well, I was thinking about my trip and decided to share a story. One of the other camp leaders is an excellent dutch oven cook. He made us some fried chicken on our last night […]

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How to Properly Brush Your Teeth

How to properly brush your teeth is something patients regularly ask me about. There’s a number of techniques you can use, but the most important thing is to just remember to brush and floss daily! While watching this video, all I could think about was how much toothpaste these techniques would get on the mirror! […]

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I Have A Fear Of Dentists, What Should I Do?

Dr. Wagner of South East Boise’s Modern Dental addresses a common issue. Fear of the dentist: Well, there is a couple of things that you should be aware of. Number one, dentistry and the ability to deliver comfortable care has improved so much in the last few years. Technology has given us methods and materials that make […]

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5 Secrets to Overcoming Dental Phobia

Sweaty Palms, pounding heart, nausea, dizziness, dread, fear…. Sound familiar? Well, you are not alone! 35 million Americans experience the same thing when faced with going to see the dentist. Dental phobias are very common and extremely debilitating for some people. This type of phobia has many layers. The fear may not be of the […]

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