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.…

Is Mouthwash A Must?

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If you’ve ever walked the oral care aisles of any drugstore, you know that there are many different types of mouthwash. Some tout their germ-killing abilities, others emphasize their fluoride content, and some claim to whiten teeth while freshening the breath. These are all great benefits, but will they help meet your oral care needs?…

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.…

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 Beautiful Smile Worth?

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What is a beautiful smile worth? Men and women who have received a smile makeover at Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise say it was worth every penny. Your smile is a part of you that you share with your family, friends, and co-workers every day. An attractive smile creates confidence. If you are uncomfortable with…