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How Important Is Flossing?

Floss. It’s Important. Even though it is recommended to floss at least once each day, it is safe to assume that most adults don’t accomplish this goal. The idea behind flossing is to remove plaque, which contains bacteria that feed on leftover food or sugar in your mouth and releases an acid that can eat…

A child sucking his thumb

Thumb Sucking & Your Child’s Teeth

There are several reasons a child may choose to suck on their thumb. Whether done for comfort, due to anxiety, or out of habit, thumb sucking in children can lead to dental problems later in life, like an overbite or speech impediments. Many parents may wish to address thumb sucking at an early age before…

Man with missing front tooth

Replacing a Front Tooth

Whenever a person is participating in physically risky activities, like contact sports or bicycle stunts, it is highly recommended to wear a mouthguard. But what happens if it’s too late – what if an accident has already occurred and you’ve found yourself with a missing front tooth? It’s important that you know your front tooth…

two people brushing their teeth

Getting Someone To Brush Their Teeth

Getting someone to brush their teeth definitely seems like one of those common sense things that you really shouldn’t need to do, but the unfortunate reality is that dental hygiene is not high on the priority list for many people. In the midst of busy schedules and years of bad habits formed as a child…

periodontitis

Periodontitis: A Form of Gum Disease

If you have periodontitis, you might have a few questions. Periodontitis is a form of gum disease, or periodontal disease, which affects the gum tissue. Here is a look at the causes, symptoms, and treatment options in Idaho Falls. Common Causes of Periodontitis Gingivitis, which is the first and most mild stage of gum disease,…

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Dry Mouth

Dry Mouth also is known as Xerostomia, is characterized by a decreased flow of saliva. Dry mouth is more common in older adults as a result of aging and hormonal changes; medical illnesses such as cancer that require radiation therapy to the face/neck, and Sjogren’s syndrome among others. Dry mouth is also a side effect…

Benefits of Braces

Imagine how different your life would be if smiling, eating, or speaking caused you pain, discomfort, or even embarrassment. Thankfully, we live in a world where anyone can obtain the smile they deserve! The Importance of Braces There are so many health benefits to braces and this article is going to help explain the importance…

What are Dental Implants

Dental implants are metal posts that are positioned into the jawbone surgically beneath the gums. These implants allow your dentist to put replacement teeth onto them. Let’s learn how they work and the two types of implants available. How Do Dental Implants Work Dental implants are surgically fused to your jawbone so they provide support…

woman having tooth pain when she chews

Do You Experience Sharp Pain When You Chew

Are you experiencing a sharp pain when you chew or bite down? The dentists at Eagle Rock Dental Care would like to help you understand what you may be experiencing and what you can do about it. Cracked Tooth Syndrome Small painful cracks in teeth are known as Cracked Tooth Syndrome. Cracks you can see…