Category Archives: Teeth Whitening

  • Blaisdell Family Dentistry Teeth Whitening News

    Blaisdell Family Dentistry Dental News For Boise IdahoTooth whitening treatments have advanced significantly. The team at Blaisdell Family Dentistry is trained on the latest, safest and most effective products and systems. If you need up-to-date information on teeth whitening, schedule a consultation by calling 208-922-6902.

    At Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise, we are excited about new light tooth whitening systems. If you are worried about tooth whitening sensitivity, light whitening systems may provide the ideal solution. It is critical to avoid at-home whitening smile products if you are concerned about sensitivity.

    Drs. Blaisdell recommends have your teeth illuminated in a tightly controlled, professional environment such as our dental office in Boise, Idaho.

    Don’t take chances with something as essential as your teeth.

    Need straightening in addition to whitening? Ask us about the unprecedented choices now available in braces. Speed braces bring teeth into alignment faster than any previous teeth straightening systems used in Boise.

    If you weren’t able to get braces for crooked teeth when you were a kid, it is not too late. The latest teeth straightening treatments can transform your smile quickly and discreetly. Come to our dental practice and we can show you before and after photos, and look at your options.

    Give us a call at 208-922-6902, or visit us at http://www.blaisdellfamilydentistry.com/about-blaisdell-family-dentistry/.

     

     

    Contact Blaisdell Family Dentistry:

    208-922-6902

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    8877 W Hackamore Dr
    Boise, ID
    83709

     

  • Beautiful Teeth Without Breaking The Bank

    affordable teeth whitening Boise

    At Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise, our smile makeover patients believe that life-changing cosmetic dentistry is a worthwhile investment. Indeed, for most people, the value of a healthy, attractive smile cannot be measured in dollars. We acknowledge, however, that cosmetic dentistry is not cheap.

    Do you have to spend thousands of dollars to upgrade your smile? Actually, no. Today’s post focuses on the most affordable cosmetic dental procedures.

    We offer the following services:

    porcelain veneers
    prepless veneers
    teeth whitening

    Dental Bonding
    In many cases, dental bonding can be used to correct a tooth that has been chipped.

    When Lynn R. Blaisdell repairs a tooth with dental bonding, a pliable resin material is applied to the tooth. Drs. Blaisdell expertly molds the material to create the desired shape. The resin is then hardened using a special light. After hardening, Drs. Blaisdell performs any necessary trimming and shaping followed by a final polishing.

    Dental bonding is typically less pricey than porcelain veneers or dental crowns. Call us at 208-922-6902 to discuss cosmetic dental financing options.

    Beware of brand-new Boise area practices that advertise uncommonly low prices for dental bonding, veneers, or dental implants. The skill and artistic ability necessary to attain minuscule tolerances should not be undertaken by a beginner. Thoroughly research any new cosmetic dentist you are considering for any cosmetic dental procedures or complete smile makeover.

    Tooth Whitening
    Most Boise people are aware that there are several different tooth whitening methods. Lynn R. Blaisdell recommends scheduling a tooth whitening consultation to discuss your options. Even inexpensive OTC tooth bleaching systems can be misused and result in tooth sensitivity, damage to tooth enamel, and irregular coloration.

    Regarding the cost of teeth whitening: if you decide on an at-home system from a drugstore, you may have to buy several packages to obtain even slight whitening. In-office whitening or a take home system from our office may be more affordable in the long run.

     

    Contact Blaisdell Family Dentistry:

    208-922-6902

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    8877 W Hackamore Dr
    Boise, ID
    83709

     

  • How Long Should You Brush?

    Meridian Cosmetic Dentistry

    Did you remember that brushing and flossing fights bad breath and removes stains?

    If you have persistent stains that brushing can’t remove, get your teeth bleached at Blaisdell Family Dentistry for a dazzling stain free smile.

    The American Dental Association recommends two minutes as a minimum time for brushing. Most men and women think they brush that long but would be surprised if they actually set a timer. Most of us only brush for about a minute, if that.

    We are Drs. Lynn R. & Craig Blaisdell of Blaisdell Family Dentistry. In our office, we practice preventative dentistry by working with our patients to establish essential oral hygiene habits.

    If you are looking for a a family dentist in Boise, I invite you to come meet my friendly team.

    Our address is 8877 W Hackamore Dr, Boise, Idaho. We offer general and restorative dentistry, including cosmetic dentistry and dental implants.

    And here’s a quick cold-fighting tip for our Boise patients; get a new toothbrush when you catch a cold. A toothbrush teeming with germs can re-infect you!

    Give us a call at 208-922-6902.

  • Sun Valley Tooth Whitening: What The ADA Has To Say

    Sun Valley cosmetic smile makeover

    When a cosmetic dentistry procedure becomes popular in the Boise and Nampa areas, it’s natural to want to experience the dramatic results for yourself. However, responsible dental patients should know what the American Dental Association has to say regarding common cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening.

    The ADA advises patients to speak with with their Boise area dentist before starting any bleaching regimen. An oral examination that is in-depth will help your dentist to know if tooth whitening is for you. This is especially essential when you have dark stains on your teeth or multiple crowns and/or fillings.

    Once you have agreed on a tooth whitening method, your dentist can supervise your use of whichever bleaching agent you have chosen. This will help you to be sure that the frequency of use of your teeth whitener is never too high.

    Or, you and your dentist may choose to have your teeth whitened in their Boise area office. In-office teeth whitening procedures take much less time than at-home whitening, but it’s vital to find out which procedure is right for you.

    Also, if you are shopping for whitening tooth products at your favorite Nampa, Meridian, or Sun Valley drugstore, be sure to look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance.

    Along with tooth whitening, there are many other industry-leading cosmetic dentistry procedures your dentist can recommend, which will help you achieve the remarkable smile you want. These include dental implants, gum contouring, veneers, and more!

    Hello. We’re Drs. Lynn R. & Craig Blaisdell, trusted Boise dentists. We are dedicated to oral health and happy patients. We help our cosmetic dental patients love their smiles! If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 208-922-6902. A member of the friendly staff here at Blaisdell Family Dentistry would love to set up an appointment for you.

    Call today!

    Drs. Lynn R. & Craig Blaisdell
    Blaisdell Family Dentistry
    8877 W Hackamore Dr
    Boise, Idaho
    208-922-6902

    The following website was used as source material for this blog: http://www.ada.org/en/about-the-ada/ada-positions-policies-and-statements/statement-on-the-safety-and-effectiveness-of-tooth, accessed on August 8, 2014

  • Whitening For 3 Types Of Tooth Stains In Boise

    Boise Teeth Whitening for 3 Types of Stains

    Hello Boise! If your smile could use some brightening, what are you waiting for? Professional teeth whitening and teeth bleaching are the easiest ways Nampa residents can dramatically improve their appearance.

    It is important to realize that not every Boise smile responds the same to teeth bleaching. The degree of whiteness attained and the treatment time necessary depends on the type of stains being treated.

    1. Surface or extrinsic stains are the most accessible and easiest to remove. They are caused by the usual suspects: coffee, tea, wine, cola, smoking and the natural aging process.

    2. Intrinsic stains can be lightened but it may take a bit longer. These stains form from the inside out but are visible through the enamel. They can be caused by trauma, tetracycline antibiotics, infection, or excessive fluoride use in childhood before the enamel is fully formed.

    3. Combination: Some Boise folks have both extrinsic and intrinsic staining. As we age, our teeth change – regardless of how well we take care of them. Two things that work against us is that our enamel thins while the dentin underneath fades and yellows. Again, the extrinsic stains on the enamel are the quickest to lighten, but ongoing treatment with a peroxide-based penetrating whitener can lighten the deeper discoloration.

    It is best to trust fast teeth whitening treatment to the care of an experienced cosmetic dentist such as Lynn R. & Craig Blaisdell of Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise. Lynn R. & Craig Blaisdell and the experienced team of dental professionals at Blaisdell Family Dentistry have been brightening smiles since 1981. We also offer porcelain veneers, prepless veneers, teeth whitening, dentures and family dentistry.

    Upgrade your face value by brightening your smile!

  • Do Whitestrips Work?

    Boise Teeth Whitening If you have visited the toothpaste aisle at your Boise Wal-Mart, you have probably noticed dozens of products that claim to whiten your teeth. A few years ago, the only over-the-counter tooth whitening options in Boise were whitening toothpastes and Crest Whitestrips. Now there is a wide variety of products at every drugstore counter in the Boise area.

    Whitening Rinses
    Meridian whitening rinses are similar to mouthwashes. They kill bacteria, freshen breath and may help remove plaque. Whitening rinses, however, contain tooth-whitening ingredients not found in mouthwashes. Manufacturers advise taking a mouthful of the rinse and letting it slosh around on your teeth for one minute twice a day. Though this method is simple, many users never notice a lightening of their teeth. This is probably because the rinse does not touch your teeth long enough to truly whiten them.

    Whitening Strips
    The whitening strips you can buy in Boise grocery stores have a couple of drawbacks. Though they contain a bleaching agent, it is much less potent than those used in Sun Valley dental offices. Another problem is that they do not whiten between teeth because the strips only touch the front surface. Though it is possible to remove stains, it can take months to see any whitening. By that point, you have probably spent more money than you would have if you’d have chosen the professional system at your Boise tooth whitening dental clinic.

    Teeth Whitening Gels
    Whitening gels are painted onto teeth with a small brush. One problem with whitening gels is that they only stick to dry teeth. If any saliva gets on the teeth during treatment, the gel is more likely to slide off.

    If you are serious about dramatically whitening your teeth, the safest, quickest, and most affordable system is at your Boise dental office.

    Blaisdell Family Dentistry is located at 8877 W Hackamore Dr in Boise. Our phone number is 208.922.6902. You can find more information on our Boise dental website online at http://www.blaisdellfamilydentistry.com/about-blaisdell-family-dentistry/.

  • Affordable Teeth Whitening?

    Affordable Nampa Tooth Whitening If you are like most Boise web users, you have probably seen the multitude of ads for ‘free teeth whitening kits’.

    Some show a ‘real Nampa mom’ who discovered a ‘tooth whitening secret’. Others assure you that their system is the one that ‘Meridian dentists don’t want you to know about’. Many contain a link to a page that contains a convincing Sun Valley tooth whitening testimonial. They bolster their legitimacy by aligning themselves with respected companies such as CNN, USA Today and Forbes.

    Unfortunately, most of these are rip-offs. In a recent article, the Better Business Bureau explains the scam:

    The countless Web sites for various teeth whitening products claim to offer a no-risk, money back guarantee, free trial of the product. To sign up, customers must provide a credit or debit card number to cover shipping. Complainants to BBB state that they are billed before their trial ends and continue to be billed after they have told the company they want to cancel.

    Complainants also may find mystery charges for other companies and services that they didn’t realize they were signing up for with their ‘free’ trial.

    The BBB has received complaints about the following company/product names:

    • Dazzle White
    • White Smile
    • Teeth Smile
    • Dazzle Smile
    • Ivory White
    • Max White
    • My Whitening
    • Gleaming White Smile
    • Advanced Wellness Research

    Don’t trust your smile to an internet scammer. Your Boise tooth whitening dental office is the only place for safe teeth bleaching. You don’t want to take a chance with your credit card number or your tooth enamel! Call us at Blaisdell Family Dentistry for advanced cosmetic dentistry and worry-free tooth whitening. You can reach us at 208.922.6902.