Avoid These 5 Smile Wreckers

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We hope today’s post will alert blog visitors to some harmful oral health risks. At Blaisdell Family Dentistry, too often, we treat decay and damage caused by the following: 1. Sports Injuries Many parents send their children out on the playing field with a mouthguard but fail to safeguard themselves when they participate in activities…

The 411 on TMJ

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Do you have unexplained pain or clicking sounds in your jaw? They can be the result of a serious jaw condition. Some conditions with the jaw and the muscles that control it are known as temporomandibular disorders (TMD). But it’s also typically called TMJ, because that’s the acronym for the name of the joint. Technically,…

Are Dental Veneers Reversible?

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When individuals seek cosmetic dentistry to improve their smile, porcelain veneers are a celebrated option. Unlike a crown that completely covers the tooth, a veneer is a super thin layer of very heavy-duty porcelain, composite bonding, or ceramic. When bonded to a tooth, the veneer creates a natural, translucent, and new surface. It improves the…

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…

Bright And Healthy Smiles

No one disputes the fact that bright and healthy smiles are more attractive. Everybody likes to see an attractive smile, and having beautiful teeth is also healthy for your self esteem. Glad to Meet You I’m Lynn R. Blaisdell, DDS. I serve the Boise community with dental services including dental implants. I provide dental services…

You May Have Gingivitis

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This post from Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise is about gingivitis, which is early-stage gum disease. Every person’s mouth provides a cozy home for over 600 types of bacteria. If you are devoted to oral hygiene and have healthy gums, these microbes usually don’t impact your health. However, if you have gum disease, bacteria can…