What is Dental Sleep Medicine?

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What is dental sleep medicine? It’s a relatively new branch of dentistry that treats sleep apnea and other sleep-related breathing problems. Don’t confuse dental sleep medicine with dental sedation or sleep dentistry. Dental sleep medicine treats sleep apnea. What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a malady where you have frequent, intermittent gaps in breathing…

Implant Dentures: Fixed or Removable?

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Now, denture wearers have an amazing new tooth replacement option. Implant-retained or implant-stabilized dentures both provide numerous advantages over standard dentures. Secure in the mouth—no slipping Furnishes up to 100% natural chewing function Upper denture doesn’t cover as much of the palate Comfortable Little or no gum irritation Doesn’t impair speaking ability Strong and durable…

Attack Of The Gummi Bear

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Here at the Boise dental blog, we never like to be the bearers of bad news, but we are dedicated to our patients’ oral health. So, today we offer an essential warning about a lesser-known danger of sticky candy. Most people probably know that sugar is not your teeth’s friend. Eating candy creates the perfect…

6 Ways To Prepare For Your Dental Procedure at Blaisdell Family Dentistry

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Nervous about an upcoming procedure? Let Blaisdell Family Dentistry offer 6 ways to prepare yourself mentally, emotionally, and physically before your big dental day. First, remember Drs. Lynn R. Blaisdell is trained to provide the best care and comfort possible. Second, take some time to relax and identify what you are nervous about. Take deep…