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Is Fizzy Water bad for your teeth?

In a nutshell the answer is No, sparkling water is not bad for your teeth. If you are a fan of the fizzy stuff like San Pellegrino, or our personal favorite, San Faustino, you can rest easy all is well. But there are a few "gotchas" to take in mind.

The recent research study comparing the effects on extracted human teeth placed in tap water verses sparkling water showed no difference in erosion or break down of the tooth enamel. One difference was citrus in the water increased the acidity. But the normal habit of drinking mineral water was not found to be harmful to your teeth. Great news for our European ...

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Fair Prices, Great Care

Affordable Dental Care | Boise Dentist

The Problem:

While dental care is not part of the Obama-Care program, dental coverage has been greatly affected by Obama-Care. The new medical insurance plans have increased premiums for families and their employers. The ever-increasing medical insurance costs have rolled-over into dental care. Dental insurance companies have been charging more and have become more restrictive in what they will cover. They are covering less and less while putting hidden loopholes into their policies to deny more claims. For example, most companies would pay for a crown every 5 years. Now, many have hidden clauses that they will only pay for that tooth to be worked on ONCE ever in a lifetime. ...

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Meridian Dental Visit for Kids

Child Dentistry | Atlantis Dental

What age should I take my kids for a first visit at a Meridian Dental Office?

This question comes up quite often from my patients who have children. The pediatric associations recommend one year as a target for a child’s first dental exam. Several other factors may also play into the decision of when to first take your toddler to the dentist like emotional maturity and stranger anxiety.

What to Expect

Your first Meridian Dental office visit should happen before any problems are present. The best time to introduce a child to the dentist is before any invasive treatment is required. Preventative care can happen at the pace that your child’s emotional needs ...

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How to Find and Evaluate a Family Dentist in Boise

Boise ID Dentist | Atlantis Dental Care

You need to find a Family Dentist in Boise Idaho, but how? Determining if a dentist has excellent training and caring can be very difficult. Does an appealing yellow page ad mean “Great Dentist” or just that a great marketing firm was hired? How about a convenient location. While a nice perk, it doesn’t tell you anything about the skills and caring of the Dentist.1-800 Dentist or other advertised “dentist finding services” are usually just paid advertisements by the dentist.

Offers of free or discount services have absolutely no connection to good dentistry. Do the mailers in your mail box have “before and after-treatment photos” of beautiful smiles? Did the advertising ...

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Porcelain Crowns vs. Gold Crowns

Dental Crowns | Boise ID Dentist

How do you choose whether to get a porcelain crown vs gold crown?

For years, dentistry offered only gold or other metal crowns. Not the most aesthetic solution for your teeth. Then porcelain came on the scene. While porcelain is strong and beautiful, it was brittle and prone to fracture on sharp impact. Porcelain has gotten more tooth-like and much stronger than in previous years. Porcelain crown fractures happen much much less than in the past.

Now when choosing a porcelain crown versus a gold crown you have a new option.

Zirconium Crown

Zirconia crowns are an entirely new type of aesthetic tooth colored crown. Zirconia crowns are much stronger than porcelain crowns and ...

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Meridian Dental Visit for Kids

Children's Dentistry in Boise ID

What age should I take my kids for their first visit at a Meridian Dental Office?

This question comes up quite often from my patients who have children. The pediatric associations recommend one year as a target for a child’s first dental exam. Several other factors may also play into the decision of when to first take your toddler to the dentist like emotional maturity and stranger anxiety.

Your first Meridian Dental office visit should happen before any problems are present. The best time to introduce a child to the dentist is before any invasive treatment is required. Preventative care can happen at the pace that your child’s emotional needs demand. Some ...

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Welcome to our New Office Manager, Bonnie!

We felt it was time to add another professional to our staff. We found a real pro in Bonnie. Come meet her and be impressed with her level of dental knowledge. Bonnie has been in the dental field since she was a teen. She has worked chair side with the doctor, front desk, billing and management. She and our long-term receptionist Joyce bring a wealth of experience to the practice. Appointments are more efficient for our patients and dealings with dental insurance are clarified. Take a minute and come meet our new front office superstar addition.

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