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Solutions for Protecting Your Gums

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With so much information emerging about the connection between your dental health and your overall well-being, it has never been a better time to visit your dentist in Boise, ID. Your dentist can help you achieve and maintain excellent oral health, that in turns provides you with a good foundation for better overall health.

The Oral Systemic Link

Information has shown that the same bacteria that cause periodontal (gum) disease, also contribute to other chronic health concerns such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and low birth weight in babies. Bacteria from gum disease can enter the bloodstream, which allows it to travel to other areas of the body.

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Deep Cleanings for Gum Disease: What You Need to Know

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Keeping your smile healthy and attractive starts with prevention. If you brush, floss, and visit the dentist for your semi-annual dental cleanings, you may never have to worry about developing gum disease.

But your life is busy, and it’s all too easy to let dentistry fall to the bottom of your to-do list. A few missed appointments and an at-home hygiene routine that gets a little too relaxed can quickly undo all your efforts, and you may find yourself facing gum disease.

Gum Disease 101

Gum disease develops in two stages:

Gingivitis

This is the earliest and mildest stage of gum disease. Bacteria-filled plaque and tartar that isn’t removed with correct brushing or ...

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Should You Try to Clean Your Own Teeth with Pro Tools? (Hint – NO!)

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The American Dental Association recommends twice-yearly visits to your dentist for exams and professional cleanings. This interval allows your dentist to periodically check your teeth and gums to stay ahead of decay and periodontal disease.

It doesn’t seem like a huge time commitment – we’re talking a couple of hours every year. But if you fear dental visits, those couple hours a year are a couple of hours too many. You know you should take better care of your teeth, so you may be tempted to take matters into your own hands, which is not a good idea.

DIY Dental Hygiene Kits

Recently, a popular coupon site promoted a ‘dental hygiene ...

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Improve Your Nutrition for Your Best Oral Health

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Your dentist or hygienist may have explained the importance of proper nutrition to support good oral health. You know that one thing you must avoid is sugar, but that’s only part of the picture.

Every day we learn more about the effect that oral health has on the body, it’s clear that there’s a lot more involved with a healthy diet than avoiding sugar. It’s also critical to understand all the pieces that make up a picture of “good nutrition” so you can make appropriate choices.

Beware of Hidden Sugars

Bacteria that lead to decay prefer sucrose, which is found in table sugar, honey, and corn syrup. But fructose, lactose, and ...

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Kudos to the Hygienist!

We hired a new hygienist last year. And it is quite the process. There are several hygiene schools around with no shortage of graduates. A multitude of people are relocating to Boise and hygienists are no exception. Every week hygiene resumes cross my desk. So finding a hygienist is not a problem. Finding a great hygienist is a treasure hunt.

To make a long hire short: we hired Jacque.

Let me explain why:

Integrity, Excellence, Service are our practice core values, and Jacque has them in spades. Not just once in a while. Not eighty percent of the time. All the time. Jacque can treat the last patient of the day ...

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Gum Disease can be Sneaky

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What is Gum Disease?

Gingivitis or Gum Disease is an infection of the gum tissues. Periodontitis or Jaw Bone Disease occurs when the bone holding your teeth becomes infected and dissolves away. These diseases can affect just a few specific teeth or your entire mouth. They can range from early, mild (non-painful) stage to an advanced very damaging and painful condition with loss of teeth, and bacteria that affect your heart and other areas of body. Gum Disease in Boise Idaho is sneaky. Well, it’s sneaky everywhere, but maybe even more in Boise. I see lots of it.

A new study involving over 3,500 people discovered that almost half of ...

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