Category Archives: Teeth Whitening

  • Want A Great Smile? Teeth Whitening in Boise

    Whiter Teeth for Boise Teeth whitening has become one of the easiest ways to upgrade your smile. And with cosmetic dentistry from Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise, there is little effort and no pain.

    Blaisdell Family Dentistry can help you understand your options for teeth whitening and the results you can expect from the procedures we offer.

    Over-the-counter whitening systems can give pretty good results, but many users aren’t satisfied with what they get. The simple truth is that the results you get from professional whitening far surpasses anything that comes from a tube.

    Blaisdell Family Dentistry can help you whiten your teeth effectively and get spectacular results. We provide Zoom! teeth whitening, which can transform your teeth in a single visit to our office.

    Zoom! whitening incorporates dental-grade hydrogen peroxide activated LED lamps. The treatments penetrate deep into the enamel of your teeth to bleach away deep stains and other discolorations.

    Our friendly staff would love to answer any questions you have about Zoom! teeth whitening. Blaisdell Family Dentistry also offers Boise residents porcelain veneers, and general and family dentistry. Visit our smile gallery to see the possibilities. And then give us a call to schedule an appointment.

    Contact Blaisdell Family Dentistry:


    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    8877 W Hackamore Dr
    Boise, Idaho


  • Retaining Brightness After Teeth Whitening Treatment

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    If you decide to improve your smile with a professional teeth whitening treatment, you want the results to last as long as possible. Unfortunately, the same things that stained your teeth prior to the treatment can stain them after the treatment. Over time, common staining will take place. To help slow down that process, Blaisdell Family Dentistry offers helpful recommendations to make your unforgettable smile last.


    First, rinse daily with anti-cavity rinse. This improves dental hygiene, reduces bacteria, slows the accumulation of plaque, and also helps whiten your teeth. Additionally, there are many over-the-counter rinses with an additional whitening agent which will help extend the results of the whitening process.


    There are some daily practices to abstain from because they will stain your teeth over time. These include drinking coffee, tea, soft drinks, red wine, smoking, and even some medications. If you cannot completely cut these out of your life, rinse your mouth out after you use them.

    Avoid acidic foods and beverages. These can weaken or wear away the enamel on your teeth, and thin enamel allows the yellow dentin to show through.

    Artificial coloring in any food items can stain your newly whitened teeth. Candy, popsicles, and fruit punch are examples.

    Remember the Basics

    We probably don’t need to remind you, but brushing your teeth correctly a couple times a day will help you keep your white smile. You may choose a toothpaste with extra whitening or baking soda to help the process. Proper brushing should take you at least two minutes using short brush strokes, paying close attention to the gum line and hard-to-reach areas. Clean the outer surfaces of your upper, then lower teeth, including the inner surfaces. Finally, don’t forget the chewing surfaces and your tongue. Using good brushing techniques for 120 seconds will support dental hygiene, and permanent stains will not build up as fast.

    It doesn’t take too much effort or money to make your whitened smile last. If you have any questions about tooth bleaching or would like additional tips on how to retain your fresh, white smile, call Blaisdell Family Dentistry.

    Contact Blaisdell Family Dentistry:


    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    8877 W Hackamore Dr
    Boise, Idaho

  • The Ultimate Anti-Aging Treatment

    Boise Pediatric Dentistry Wishing for a whiter smile but not sure how to get it? New to tooth whitening jargon?

    At Blaisdell Family Dentistry, we educate patients on the variety of teeth whitening protocols; from whitening trays to teeth bleaching to opalescence whitening. We do smile bleaching every day.

    Toothpaste Can’t Erase All Stains

    Almost every toothpaste claims to lighten teeth, but as we age our teeth gradually turn yellow or gray, despite all the whitening toothpastes we use repeatedly. Tooth enamel, while one of the toughest substances in the body, is porous. Over time, the food and drinks that come in contact with our teeth lead to staining and discoloration. You probably have already observed that a toothbrush cannot clean these microscopic pores.

    Powerful Peroxide

    Carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide are the two main smile whitening ingredients. They can penetrate the outer layer of your teeth to clear away the build-up and help restore the original color.

    Call Blaisdell Family Dentistry at 208-922-6902 to schedule an appointment and we will explain the difference between these tooth bleaching ingredients and how they may affect your smile whitening results.

    Contact Blaisdell Family Dentistry:


    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    8877 W Hackamore Dr
    Boise, Idaho

  • How To Get The Whitest Teeth

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    Some people’s teeth are whiter than others, but I think it’s safe to say that most of us Boise residents want our teeth to be pearly white! If you are one of those people, then Blaisdell Family Dentistry can help you achieve that beautiful smile you deserve. Today we want to share some tips on teeth whitening and what we can do for you!

    Don’t Forget to Brush
    The first tip seems like a no-brainer, but many individuals still overlook this practice. We are talking about daily tooth brushing. Brushing your teeth with a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste is one of the best ways to keep your teeth clean and prevent tooth decay. Often our teeth become discolored or stained because of what we consume (drinks, food, etc.) but when we brush our teeth, it decreases the damage.

    After brushing teeth, another tip is using a fluoride rinse to finish the cleaning job. Fluoride helps get into the cracks where bacteria can be hiding away. When the bacteria is killed, it prohibits it from spreading and discoloring your teeth. When you are shopping for a fluoride rinse, check the labels. Some ordinary mouthwashes don’t contain fluoride.

    Sometimes the discoloration is too extreme to be reversed by home remedies. That’s why we at Blaisdell Family Dentistry offer other effective services to beautify your smile. We provide in-office teeth whitening and take-home teeth bleaching kits. Each of these are an effective solution to teeth whitening. Call us today for a consultation!


    Contact Blaisdell Family Dentistry: 208-922-6902

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    8877 W Hackamore Dr
    Boise, Idaho


  • Blaisdell Family Dentistry Teeth Whitening News

    Blaisdell Family Dentistry Dental News For Boise IdahoTooth whitening treatments have advanced significantly. The team at Blaisdell Family Dentistry is trained on the latest, safest and most effective products and systems. If you need up-to-date information on teeth whitening, schedule a consultation by calling 208-922-6902.

    At Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise, we are excited about new light tooth whitening systems. If you are worried about tooth whitening sensitivity, light whitening systems may provide the ideal solution. It is critical to avoid at-home whitening smile products if you are concerned about sensitivity.

    Drs. Blaisdell recommends have your teeth illuminated in a tightly controlled, professional environment such as our dental office in Boise, Idaho.

    Don’t take chances with something as essential as your teeth.

    Need straightening in addition to whitening? Ask us about the unprecedented choices now available in braces. Speed braces bring teeth into alignment faster than any previous teeth straightening systems used in Boise.

    If you weren’t able to get braces for crooked teeth when you were a kid, it is not too late. The latest teeth straightening treatments can transform your smile quickly and discreetly. Come to our dental practice and we can show you before and after photos, and look at your options.

    Give us a call at 208-922-6902, or visit us at



    Contact Blaisdell Family Dentistry:


    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    8877 W Hackamore Dr
    Boise, ID


  • Beautiful Teeth Without Breaking The Bank

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    At Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise, our smile makeover patients believe that life-changing cosmetic dentistry is a worthwhile investment. Indeed, for most people, the value of a healthy, attractive smile cannot be measured in dollars. We acknowledge, however, that cosmetic dentistry is not cheap.

    Do you have to spend thousands of dollars to upgrade your smile? Actually, no. Today’s post focuses on the most affordable cosmetic dental procedures.

    We offer the following services:

    porcelain veneers
    prepless veneers
    teeth whitening

    Dental Bonding
    In many cases, dental bonding can be used to correct a tooth that has been chipped.

    When Lynn R. Blaisdell repairs a tooth with dental bonding, a pliable resin material is applied to the tooth. Drs. Blaisdell expertly molds the material to create the desired shape. The resin is then hardened using a special light. After hardening, Drs. Blaisdell performs any necessary trimming and shaping followed by a final polishing.

    Dental bonding is typically less pricey than porcelain veneers or dental crowns. Call us at 208-922-6902 to discuss cosmetic dental financing options.

    Beware of brand-new Boise area practices that advertise uncommonly low prices for dental bonding, veneers, or dental implants. The skill and artistic ability necessary to attain minuscule tolerances should not be undertaken by a beginner. Thoroughly research any new cosmetic dentist you are considering for any cosmetic dental procedures or complete smile makeover.

    Tooth Whitening
    Most Boise people are aware that there are several different tooth whitening methods. Lynn R. Blaisdell recommends scheduling a tooth whitening consultation to discuss your options. Even inexpensive OTC tooth bleaching systems can be misused and result in tooth sensitivity, damage to tooth enamel, and irregular coloration.

    Regarding the cost of teeth whitening: if you decide on an at-home system from a drugstore, you may have to buy several packages to obtain even slight whitening. In-office whitening or a take home system from our office may be more affordable in the long run.


    Contact Blaisdell Family Dentistry:


    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    8877 W Hackamore Dr
    Boise, ID


  • How Long Should You Brush?

    Meridian Cosmetic Dentistry

    Did you remember that brushing and flossing fights bad breath and removes stains?

    If you have persistent stains that brushing can’t remove, get your teeth bleached at Blaisdell Family Dentistry for a dazzling stain free smile.

    The American Dental Association recommends two minutes as a minimum time for brushing. Most men and women think they brush that long but would be surprised if they actually set a timer. Most of us only brush for about a minute, if that.

    We are Drs. Lynn R. & Craig Blaisdell of Blaisdell Family Dentistry. In our office, we practice preventative dentistry by working with our patients to establish essential oral hygiene habits.

    If you are looking for a a family dentist in Boise, I invite you to come meet my friendly team.

    Our address is 8877 W Hackamore Dr, Boise, Idaho. We offer general and restorative dentistry, including cosmetic dentistry and dental implants.

    And here’s a quick cold-fighting tip for our Boise patients; get a new toothbrush when you catch a cold. A toothbrush teeming with germs can re-infect you!

    Give us a call at 208-922-6902.

  • Sun Valley Tooth Whitening: What The ADA Has To Say

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    When a cosmetic dentistry procedure becomes popular in the Boise and Nampa areas, it’s natural to want to experience the dramatic results for yourself. However, responsible dental patients should know what the American Dental Association has to say regarding common cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening.

    The ADA advises patients to speak with with their Boise area dentist before starting any bleaching regimen. An oral examination that is in-depth will help your dentist to know if tooth whitening is for you. This is especially essential when you have dark stains on your teeth or multiple crowns and/or fillings.

    Once you have agreed on a tooth whitening method, your dentist can supervise your use of whichever bleaching agent you have chosen. This will help you to be sure that the frequency of use of your teeth whitener is never too high.

    Or, you and your dentist may choose to have your teeth whitened in their Boise area office. In-office teeth whitening procedures take much less time than at-home whitening, but it’s vital to find out which procedure is right for you.

    Also, if you are shopping for whitening tooth products at your favorite Nampa, Meridian, or Sun Valley drugstore, be sure to look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance.

    Along with tooth whitening, there are many other industry-leading cosmetic dentistry procedures your dentist can recommend, which will help you achieve the remarkable smile you want. These include dental implants, gum contouring, veneers, and more!

    Hello. We’re Drs. Lynn R. & Craig Blaisdell, trusted Boise dentists. We are dedicated to oral health and happy patients. We help our cosmetic dental patients love their smiles! If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 208-922-6902. A member of the friendly staff here at Blaisdell Family Dentistry would love to set up an appointment for you.

    Call today!

    Drs. Lynn R. & Craig Blaisdell
    Blaisdell Family Dentistry
    8877 W Hackamore Dr
    Boise, Idaho

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  • Whitening For 3 Types Of Tooth Stains In Boise

    Boise Teeth Whitening for 3 Types of Stains

    Hello Boise! If your smile could use some brightening, what are you waiting for? Professional teeth whitening and teeth bleaching are the easiest ways Eagle residents can dramatically improve their appearance.

    It is important to realize that not every Boise smile responds the same to teeth bleaching. The degree of whiteness attained and the treatment time necessary depends on the type of stains being treated.

    1. Surface or extrinsic stains are the most accessible and easiest to remove. They are caused by the usual suspects: coffee, tea, wine, cola, smoking and the natural aging process.

    2. Intrinsic stains can be lightened but it may take a bit longer. These stains form from the inside out but are visible through the enamel. They can be caused by trauma, tetracycline antibiotics, infection, or excessive fluoride use in childhood before the enamel is fully formed.

    3. Combination: Some Boise folks have both extrinsic and intrinsic staining. As we age, our teeth change – regardless of how well we take care of them. Two things that work against us is that our enamel thins while the dentin underneath fades and yellows. Again, the extrinsic stains on the enamel are the quickest to lighten, but ongoing treatment with a peroxide-based penetrating whitener can lighten the deeper discoloration.

    It is best to trust fast teeth whitening treatment to the care of an experienced cosmetic dentist such as Lynn R. & Craig Blaisdell of Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise. Lynn R. & Craig Blaisdell and the experienced team of dental professionals at Blaisdell Family Dentistry have been brightening smiles since 1981. We also offer porcelain veneers, prepless veneers, teeth whitening, dentures and family dentistry.

    Upgrade your face value by brightening your smile!

  • Do Whitestrips Work?

    Boise Teeth Whitening If you have visited the toothpaste aisle at your Boise Wal-Mart, you have probably noticed dozens of products that claim to whiten your teeth. A few years ago, the only over-the-counter tooth whitening options in Boise were whitening toothpastes and Crest Whitestrips. Now there is a wide variety of products at every drugstore counter in the Boise area.

    Whitening Rinses
    Meridian whitening rinses are similar to mouthwashes. They kill bacteria, freshen breath and may help remove plaque. Whitening rinses, however, contain tooth-whitening ingredients not found in mouthwashes. Manufacturers advise taking a mouthful of the rinse and letting it slosh around on your teeth for one minute twice a day. Though this method is simple, many users never notice a lightening of their teeth. This is probably because the rinse does not touch your teeth long enough to truly whiten them.

    Whitening Strips
    The whitening strips you can buy in Boise grocery stores have a couple of drawbacks. Though they contain a bleaching agent, it is much less potent than those used in Sun Valley dental offices. Another problem is that they do not whiten between teeth because the strips only touch the front surface. Though it is possible to remove stains, it can take months to see any whitening. By that point, you have probably spent more money than you would have if you’d have chosen the professional system at your Boise tooth whitening dental clinic.

    Teeth Whitening Gels
    Whitening gels are painted onto teeth with a small brush. One problem with whitening gels is that they only stick to dry teeth. If any saliva gets on the teeth during treatment, the gel is more likely to slide off.

    If you are serious about dramatically whitening your teeth, the safest, quickest, and most affordable system is at your Boise dental office.

    Blaisdell Family Dentistry is located at 8877 W Hackamore Dr in Boise. Our phone number is 208.922.6902. You can find more information on our Boise dental website online at