Do I Need A Dental Cleaning If I Brush And Floss At Home?

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Today’s post focuses on professional dental cleanings. You might wonder if you need a professional dental cleaning if you already practice dental hygiene daily at home. The answer is that both processes are vital because they work in tandem to maintain oral health. Dr. Lynn R. Blaisdell encourages patients to practice preventative dentistry by: Brushing…

The 411 on TMJ

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Do you have unexplained pain or clicking sounds in your jaw? They can be the result of a serious jaw condition. Some conditions with the jaw and the muscles that control it are known as temporomandibular disorders (TMD). But it’s also typically called TMJ, because that’s the acronym for the name of the joint. Technically,…

Pregnancy And Oral Health

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In today’s Blaisdell Family Dentistry blog we will discuss how pregnancy impacts your dental health. I am Drs. Lynn R. Blaisdell and I want all expectant Idaho mothers to realize the importance of good oral hygiene during pregnancy. Because of the changes going on in a pregnant woman’s body, there are potential dental health issues…

Worried About Dental Visits?

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“How can I deal with anxiety about visiting the dentist?” 1. Consider what the anxiety stems from. For example: pain, injections, loss of control, personal space invasion, embarrassment about fear of the unknown. 2. Communicate these fears and concerns with your dentist. 3. Expect respectful consideration and open discussion about resolving issues of concern. Drs.…