Think Before You Pierce

The Dangers of Oral Piercing

If you are considering puncturing your lip or tongue, this message from Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise is for you. Please consider the following: Infection Your mouth is full of bacteria. Any opening in the tissue carries the risk of infection. The germs from your tongue and mouth can easily get into your bloodstream. Dentists…

Getting Ready For A Dental Implant?

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This post from Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise focuses on the preparation needed for a dental implant. What is a dental implant? A dental implant is a permanent post inserted into the jawbone with attached abutment and artificial tooth. An implant can also support a dental bridge or denture. Who can benefit from dental implants?…

Hiccups In Your Dental Routine

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The most common times people brush their teeth are morning and night, either before or after breakfast, after dinner, or at bedtime. But sometimes hiccups in the schedule can knock you off a well-established routine. At Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise, we have some thoughts on that. Sometimes after dinner isn’t super cut and dried.…

Why Sports Drinks Put Teeth At Risk

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Many health-conscious people depend on sports drinks for hydration, but the team at Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise has a word of caution for you. While they help maintain electrolyte levels in the body, the acidity of sports drinks can erode tooth enamel. When that happens, those pearly whites are more susceptible to staining, discoloration,…

Helping Teeth Survive Adolescence

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If you are the parent of a teenage, you may already have some concerns about your child’s well-being. As they progress toward  independence, some make questionable choices. The team at Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise can help with their dental health. You may know of teens that skip meals, or eat ramen noodles for lunch…