The Blog

17 Jan

How Dentistry Has Evolved

There’s no doubt about it: in the last millennium, the field of dentistry has come a long way. Way back when if you were suffering from an infected tooth, your only hope was that a handyman or barber would (painfully) extract it. Thankfully, we’ve made leaps and bounds since then! Here are some incredible dental

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14 Dec

Post-Dental Surgery Tips

If you’ve recently had dental surgery, you could be looking at some recovery time at home. Here are some dos and don’ts to help get you get through your recuperation post-surgery as smoothly as possible. DO Ice your mouth and face. This will decrease swelling and bruising, and greatly minimize your discomfort. Eat soft foods

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22 Nov

Why Do Teeth Chatter?

We’ve all been in this situation: it’s winter, we’re outside, and even though we aren’t thinking about it consciously, our teeth start chattering. But why do our teeth chatter when it’s cold out? And are there any serious problems associated with chattering teeth? Trying to Stay Warm In a nutshell, your teeth chatter when your

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27 Oct

Ask Your Boise Dentist: How Do I Survive Halloween?

With the Halloween holiday comes ghosts and goblins and lots of surgery treats.  Some of the treats can even play some unwanted tricks on your teeth.  How to survive the fun sugar-filled holiday? Well your Boise dentist has comprised a Halloween Candy Survival Guide! How do candies and treats cause cavities? The bacteria in you

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26 Oct

Halloween Candy FAQ

Halloween is just a few days away! While you’re preparing your costumes and trick-or-treating routes, you’re probably also looking forward to consuming much more sugar than you usually would. Here’s how to keep yourself and your kids healthy this Halloween! Is sugar really bad for my teeth? Yes! Sugar is considered highly acidic, and acidic

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