Is Grandpa Smiling?

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The team at Blaisdell Family Dentistry in the Boise, Eagle or Meridian ID are wants to discuss how are Americans doing when it comes to the dental health of the 65+ population. The Good News: The rate of decay in the elderly has decreased in the past thirty years.1 The Bad News: 25% of persons…

The Challenge Of Oral Hygiene For Orthodontic Patients

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There is no doubt about it – it is harder to keep your teeth clean if you wear braces. It’s unfortunate (and ironic) when brace wearers develop tooth decay and weaken their teeth while they’re actually trying to improve their smile with braces. The team at Blaisdell Family Dentistry wants to discuss how to keep…

Dental Sealant Q & A

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The team at Blaisdell Family Dentistry in the Boise, Eagle or Meridian ID loves to discuss sealants. The team thinks they’re the tops! Q. What are dental sealants? A. Dental sealants are permanent plastic barriers applied to the biting surfaces of teeth. They prevent cavities by filling in the grooves and fissures where food particles…

Which Type of Toothbrush is Best?

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Toothbrush Wars in Boise

It may surprise you to know that some people have very strong opinions about which type of toothbrush is the best: manual or electric. The team at Blaisdell Family Dentistry in the Boise, Eagle or Meridian ID hears this question a lot. Is there really one that is clearly better? Most dentists will tell you…

3 Tips To Make Brushing Count

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The team at Blaisdell Family Dentistry in the Boise, Eagle or Meridian ID area provides great dental care. Many of our patients want to know if they are brushing correctly. Having patients come for treatment and leave with questions answered—from which toothpaste to buy to proper tools and techniques—is our business. At Blaisdell Family Dentistry we…

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…