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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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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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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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The Best Resolution of All

Major points of transition in our lives always feel like a chance to start over. Whether it’s a new school, a move for a new job, or celebrating a new year, we tend to think of these times as opportunities to remake ourselves. ‘This time, I’ll be more confident and funny’, ‘I’ll stay organized and […]

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Keep Up with Your Studies, Your Teeth, and Your Health

As a dentist, Boise is a unique city. Our patients are Boise natives, newcomers, and college students from all over the world. We see all kinds of people at our practice and they have all types of dental needs. When it comes to college students, though, we see some pretty persistent trends. College students tend […]

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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 […]

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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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High in Cheese, Low in…Cavities?

As a Boise dentist, I don’t always get to be the bearer of good news; so I’m excited to share that more research has been done that shows correlations between certain cheeses and their ability to fight cavities. Cheese is also a good source of calcium and can help keep your bones (like your jaw bone, […]

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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. […]

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