Dental Blog

Our dental practice is dedicated to educating you with the latest tips and tricks to maintain your optimal oral health.

How Dentistry Has Evolved

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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!


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Post Dental Surgery Tips

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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.


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How to Overcome Dental Anxiety or Fear

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There’s arachnophobia, there’s claustrophobia, and then there’s odontophobia (or dental phobia). Unfortunately, fear of the dentist is a very real thing, and if you experience it, you should know that there are plenty of patients out there feeling the exact same thing. Dental anxiety can be a result of bad experiences at the dentist as a child, a dislike of the sounds of the tools, a lack of control, embarrassment about your teeth, or even because of the close proximity of the doctor and staff.


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Dental Implants vs. Traditional Dentures

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Life happens, and sometimes that means dealing with dental issues that affect the way you feel about your smile. Many of our patients come to us with missing teeth looking to restore their confidence in their smile. We absolutely hate for anyone to miss out on smiling at the good things in life because they’re unhappy with their teeth (or lack thereof). At Green Tree Dental, we provide restorative dentistry, including dental implants that can help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.


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Ask Your Boise Dentist: How Do I Survive Halloween?

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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!


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5 Foods That Help Keep Your Teeth Healthy

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It’s no secret that sugar is bad your teeth. Things like candy and soda are common culprits behind cavities, but what foods actually keep your teeth healthy? Here are five foods that you can eat confidently knowing they’re positively contributing to your oral health.


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Ask Your Boise Dentist: Where Are All Of These Cavities Coming From?

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It’s time for your regular 6 month dental checkup with your Boise dentist Dr. Schmidt. The last time you were in to see the team at Green Tree Dental you needed a couple of cavities filled despite the fact that you brushed twice a day and even flossed most days.


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Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Root Canals

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There are a few pretty universal reactions to the words “root canal,” including cringing, profuse apologies, and someone offering up their own root canal horror stories. It’s no surprise, then, how scary it may seem to hear from your dentist that you may need one. But a little-known fact about root canals is that they’re a common and relatively simple procedure


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Boise wedding season is coming, is your smile ready?

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Wedding season is approaching quickly and the team at Green Tree Dental wants to make sure you’re prepared. Whether you’re the bride or groom-to-be, in the wedding party, or a guest this summer, let your Boise dentist Dr. Schmidt help you get your smile ready for the event.


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5 Questions to Ask Your Dentist

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The standard recommendation is to see your dentist once every six months, although depending on your individual situation, you may have to see your dentist more often than that. Be sure to ask your dentist if he or she believes that you would benefit from more frequent visits, be it for teeth whitening or gum care


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