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Training for Dental Implants in Boise ID

Dentist Meridian ID | Dental Implants

Dental Implant Training

Dental Implant training is an interesting topic. We all want the best-qualified practitioner providing our treatment. So, how do you find out if your dentist has appropriate training?

The first thing to understand about dental implants is that there is no such thing as a recognized implant specialty. Dentists who complete Endodontic residency are specialists in root canals. Likewise, Pedodontists for kids, Orthodontists for braces, etc. These specialties are recognized by all dental organizations like the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and all State and Federal Medical boards. However, there is NO SPECIALTY FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS.

There are dentists who have focused their practices on one or more ...

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From Flossing to Dental Implants

Flossing and Dental Implants | Atlantis Dental Care

Only about 12% of Americans floss. Hard to believe? Not so much. It’s boring. But if you want to keep your own teeth instead of dental implants, crowns or bridge work, then it is absolutely essential.

Flossing with twigs has been around since prehistoric times. But it was in 1815: American dentist, Dr. Levi Spear Parmly who introduced the idea of using waxed silken thread as floss. Too bad he wasn’t able to share it with his contemporary George Washington. Would have prevented those horrible and carved wooden dentures. If only we had a time machine to go back and provide President Washington some implants to hold his dentures, then we ...

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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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Gum Disease can be Sneaky

Periodontal Treatment | Boise Id Dentist

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 all ...

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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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Dental Implants in Boise Idaho

Dental Implants | Boise ID Dentist

My Grandfather passed away last week. He was 101 years old, born well before the advent of Dental Implants. He was an amazing man who taught me many things, told me many stories, and was a great example of how to live a kind and humble existence. He told me many many stories about his youth. Many stories were about the Indians, the Spanish Flu pandemic, and the Great Depression. Some of those stories were about going to the dentist and what it was like 100 years ago. Stories about no anesthetic, no x-rays, and no gloves. He did not like going to the dentist when he was a little ...

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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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