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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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Does Drinking Through a Straw Prevent Cavities?

I’ve heard a lot of myths – a.k.a. excuses – in my years as a dentist. It’s worth it for me to highlight some of them every so often. Today’s myth is that drinking through a straw prevents cavities. The Untruth: It was a pretty popular myth years ago when there were some studies coming out […]

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5 Diet Tips for Healthy Teeth

As your Boise dentist, I have been emphasizing flossing a lot this month but the other side of the coin is eating healthy, whole foods. Here is a quick overview of the last couple blog posts: We eat sugar. The bacteria in our mouths eat the sugar. The more sugar we consume, the more the […]

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Oral Protection In An Active World

Picture this: At the end of the championship soccer game for my son’s u10 team that I coach, The Flaming Piranha’s, it’s TIED. This is our rival team. They won the championship against us this last fall. This is personal. Soccer has shootout overtimes, basically meaning one person lines up against the goalie and tries […]

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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 […]

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Stop Teeth Grinding

Bruxism is characterized by the grinding of the teeth and typically includes the clenching of the jaw. In most people, bruxism is mild enough not to be a health problem.   Bruxism is one of the most common sleep disorders. Some experts view bruxism as nothing more than a habit. It can be a result of […]

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What to Do if a Tooth is Knocked Out

Tooth loss is frightening. It is a common theme in nightmares, and in real life, the consequences of losing your adult teeth are far-reaching. Tooth loss harms your self-esteem, your dignity as a human being, and your wallet. If you have lost a tooth through injury or accident, there are steps you can take that […]

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