Great Reasons to Floss Your Teeth

Three Great Reasons to Floss Your Teeth by Blaisdell Family Dentistry

Flossing your teeth is just as important as brushing them, which is why we always remind our patients to floss at Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise. We’re using this short blog post to review the best reasons to floss. Flossing and gum disease. Since dental floss gets into areas your toothbrush cannot reach, it is…

Should You Pull a Loose Baby Tooth?

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Losing baby teeth is a rite of passge for children: tangible evidence of getting older, plus a little profit if the tooth fairy pays a visit. At Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise, we have some thoughts on losing baby teeth. Sometimes things don’t go as expected. The loose tooth won’t come out, even after a…

Dental Implants Play a Starring Role in Makeovers and Mouth Reconstruction

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Dental inplants from Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise dramatically transform smiles. They are commonly used in both smile makeovers and complete mouth reconstruction. Dental implants restore form to your teeth and function to your bite. They are both cosmetic and restorative, which leads  to a common question: What’s the difference between a smile makeover and…

Can You Name 9 Dental Specialties?

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Most people probably know how a pediatric dentist differs from an orthodontist. But you may not know that the American Dental Association recognizes nine dental specialties. This post from Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise looks at disciplines within dentistry, and the years in which they were formally recognized by the ADA. Endodontics (1983): This area…

Gum Disease And Tooth Loss

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Did you know that the most common cause of tooth loss among adults is gum disease? At Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise, the good news is that gum disease is easy to treat if it is detected in the early stages. Regular check-ups are critical, but there are warning signs for gum disease that everyone…