Our Standard Of Excellence

At Blaisdell Family Dental in Boise, we are dedicated to the dental health of each one of our patients. We want everyone who settles into one of our chairs to have a good experience. But more important, we want our work to result in healthy teeth and gums that last a lifetime. That is our…

For A Healthier Smile, Stop Doing This

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The team at Blaisdell family Dentistry in Boise would like to discuss how to have a healthy smile. Here is a list of what NOT to do. Chewing sugared gum all day. Cavities, a sore jaw, or issues with your bridgework may result. If you must chew, select gum with Xylitol. Drinking soda and energy drinks. These…

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

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How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise offers helpful tips about toothbrushes. How often should your replace your toothbrush? The angle of the bristles on your toothbrush are an important part of cleaning. Straight bristles scrub your teeth and flex your gums. A light circular motion is enough to clean your teeth without causing damage. Flat or frayed…

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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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…