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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…

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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…

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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…

What is a Dental Crown

A dental crown is a “cap” that is placed over a tooth to cover it. This is used to restore its shape, size, and strength as well as its appearance. Crowns encase the entire tooth above the gum line. Let’s talk about why a crown is needed and what types are available. What Are Dental…

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What Are Craze Lines

Are you wondering what those vertical lines in the front of your teeth are? Those are almost certainly what are called Craze Lines. Craze Lines Vertical lines in the front of your teeth are called Craze Lines. Over years and years of use of our teeth, they develop small vertical cracks in your enamel (the…

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Do Your Gums Hurt During Pregnancy

Gingivitis during pregnancy is a common occurrence and can be treated during pregnancy with good oral hygiene. Pregnancy gingivitis is caused by a bacterial growth on your teeth that results in the buildup of plaque and may cause pain and bleeding through inflammation and swelling. We also recommend that women who are pregnant should have a periodontal…