These Snacks Are Just As Bad As Candy For Kids’ Teeth

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Most parents know that candy is bad for teeth. Suckers, and other forms of candy are made mainly of sugar. Sugar creates acid that drills into enamel, and that small hole can become a cavity. Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise would like to discuss kid snacks. Because sugar is bad for teeth (and overall physical health), many moms and…

Do You Have Periodontal Disease?

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Periodontal disease is more common than you might think. At Blaisdell Family Dentistry, we see patients with gum disease every day. Some patients aren’t even aware they have it until our team diagnoses it. Fortunately, it can be treated with varying degrees of treatment depending on the severity. What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease, more…

6 Good Reasons to Visit Your Dentist

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6 Good Reasons To Visit Your Dentist More Often

Most people visit the dentist about once each year. As many as forty percent of Americans see their dentist less often, and some go for years without a checkup. At Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise, we strongly recommend against this. Don’t put your dental health at risk! Most dentists recommend a visit to the dentist’s…

What Is Oil Pulling?

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Today’s Blaisdell Family Dentistry dental post looks at oil pulling; an alternative practice that has been generating a lot of buzz around Boise. Oil pulling has been a part of Indian Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. It is the practice of swishing oil in the mouth for up to twenty minutes to benefit the teeth,…

The Future Of Tooth Decay In Boise

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The Future Of Tooth Decay In Boise

Dental patients in the Boise area may wonder what would happen if they didn’t seek quality dental care on a regular basis. The answer isn’t pretty. At Blaisdell Family Dentistry in the Boise, Eagle or Meridian ID area, our general dentistry services focus on the importance of your oral health. A common result of untreated cavities…

Give Me Some Air

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At Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise we are committed to dental excellence, and to the dental health of each of our patients. How long have dentists been drilling teeth? Would you believe 9,000 years? In an ancient graveyard in Pakistan, archaeologists unearthed skulls containing teeth that had received drilling. The stone-age dentists removed decay using…

Beware Of Hidden Sugar

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At Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise, we tell our to watch their sugar intake in order to prevent cavities and maintain good dental health. If you are trying to get sugar out of your diet, you are probably skipping the usual suspects: candy, soda, and baked treats. But not all sugar is as obvious as…