Persistent Dry Mouth?

The Blaisdell Family Dentistry Guide To Dry Mouth

Many residents in our Boise community experience dry mouth occasionally. Some develop dry mouth in social situations or when they are under a lot of stress. Sporadic or infrequent dry mouth is usually not a serious dilemma. Constant dry mouth, or xerostomia, is not only irritating but can also lead to severe health problems. Your…

Raise Your Dental IQ

Raise Your Dental IQ

Small things can raise your Dental IQ and benefit your smile. One simple lesson involves bacteria, and everyone’s mouth has a lot of it. But, don’t worry, bacteria per se isn’t the problem. The critical thing is the balance of bacteria. This is where brushing and flossing come into play. Brush and floss properly each…

A Noteworthy Dental Experience

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When Drs. Lynn R. Blaisdell walks into the room, you frequently feel the atmosphere kick up a notch. Here at Blaisdell Family Dentistry, we see patients for anything from fillings to cosmetic dentistry to cleaning requests. Having your teeth cleaned can be just as critical as addressing cavities and taking care of cosmetic dentistry needs.…

Smile Transformations At Blaisdell Family Dentistry

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Hello friends of Blaisdell Family Dentistry! Today’s article is for individuals who aren’t happy with their smile. Don’t Like Your Teeth? Common problems for patients include yellow teeth, misaligned teeth, too much or too little gum tissue, missing teeth, or weakened teeth. Few people have naturally impeccable smiles, but those that practice proper oral care…

Gum Disease Linked To Alzheimer’s: Keep Those Gums Healthy!

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As if you needed another reason to keep your gums in top condition. Scientists have found a connection between a bacteria that cause periodontitis (advanced gum disease) and Alzheimer’s Disease. Porphyomonas gingivalis is a bacteria that can result in chronic periodontitis. The bacteria was discovered in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. The research study, “Porphyromonas…

What Is A Canted Midline?

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Drs. Lynn R. Blaisdell considers many factors when designing a smile for any smile makeover patient. One of the smile design elements involved is the facial midline. The proficient cosmetic dentist considers the length and angle of the facial midline to accurately position porcelain crowns, veneers, and dental implants. When front teeth restorations do not…