Conscious Sedation: Sleep on It

Drills, needles, x-rays, excavators, forceps…It’s no wonder ‘sleep dentistry’, aka conscious sedation, is all the rage. Even with the friendliest, most talented doctor, going to the dentist can be truly terrifying. Thank heavens we have modern medicine practices to help us get through these dark times. But, what does ‘sleep dentistry’ really mean?   Conscious…

Psychology of Clean Teeth

It’s always important to learn why we do certain things. Why you go through all the time, money, and pain of going to the dentist. It obvious that we do it so that our teeth will feel good because let’s face it, theirs not many things more uncomfortable then having a tooth ache! And then…

Woman smiling with veneers

Veneers: What To Know

When you ask the question, “what do you first notice when meeting a new person?”, so often the answer is “teeth” or “smile”. Our smiles can make or break a first impression. It takes a lot to keep a smile healthy, bright, and plain gorgeous. Veneers are a simple and strong choice to help you…

Pretty young woman blowing her nose with a tissue outdoor in winter. Young woman getting sick with flu in a winter day. Woman with a cold.

Nosey Teeth: Sinus Irritation & Tooth Pain

Spring is just around the corner and I know I’m not the only one excited for some sunshine. However, spring also brings along a slew of negatives, especially to those with allergies. All of our wonderful Idaho wind doesn’t help either. With the plants growing and the wind blowing: our noses are left running like…

Woman grinding her teeth

Grinding Your Teeth to Dust

Bruxism or teeth grinding effects around 8% of adults and even more children. Grinding your teeth can have serious consequences. Your dental health is in serious danger if you habitually grind your teeth. Along with headaches, and jaw problems- your teeth really pay the price. Learn about risk factors, consequences, and prevention of grinding your…

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4 Things You Should Know About Fillings

Fillings aren’t perfect, and it can be a real pain when something goes wrong. Keeping yourself educated can help you to make your fillings last longer, and hopefully, prevent the need for new fillings. Here are a few of the things everyone should know about dental fillings: Fillings Don’t Last Forever In fact, the average…