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“Get it Done in Year One” for a Lifetime of Healthy Smiles

By Craig Smith
May 9, 2018

CHICAGO (May 6, 2010) – Parents will do anything to make their children smile, yet many are missing the preventive measures and specialized care needed to keep smiles healthy. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recently sponsored a survey to see what moms knew about proper oral health care for their children. The survey ... read more


Product review: Waterpik Complete Care 7.0 electric toothbrush and water flosser

By Craig Smith
April 24, 2018

Author: Amy Richardson, RDH The Waterpik Complete Care 7.0 is an all-in-one toothbrush and water-flossing system. One of the most attractive qualities of this system is how the charging stations are all connected in one stand, so only one outlet is necessary. That means no more hunting underneath your sink for your long-lost toothbrush charger. ... read more


Oral Cancer

By Craig Smith
April 17, 2018

Oral cancer kills one person in America every hour of every day. Of those newly diagnosed today, about half will be alive in 5 years. Even surviving this disease will mean that you endured brutal treatments, and leave you with life-long issues that will compromise your quality of life. So CheckYourMouth.org was designed to help ... read more


Is Good Weather Giving You a Toothache?

By Craig Smith
March 9, 2018

Over 7.8% percent of the US population suffers from allergies every spring, and those affected experience everything from itchy eyes and a runny nose to full-body hives, sinus infections and difficulty breathing. While these symptoms can be a serious nuisance, they are rarely painful. Or are they? Sometimes, as the pollen count rises, you may ... read more


3 Common Oral Health Myths – Busted!

By Craig Smith
February 7, 2018

We hear a lot of “facts” about teeth and gums and feel the need to set the record straight on a few of them. These are three common myths that you may have heard, but rest assured that they are all just that – myths. Myth 1: Bleeding Gums are Normal Busted: If you washed ... read more


Your Teeth and Jaw Under Pressure

By Craig Smith
January 31, 2018

Do you clench your teeth when you are feeling stressed? Do you wake up with a headache? Do your jaw muscles hurt? Talk to your dentist. You may have a habit called bruxism. What Is Bruxism? Bruxism is a habit during which you grind your teeth or clench or thrust your jaw forward over and ... read more


Tips for a Happy Holiday Season

By Craig Smith
December 13, 2017

'Tis (Always) the Season for Good Oral Healthcare The holiday season is here, with parties and celebrations just around the corner. That means two things: lots of facetime with family and friends, and lots of photos — so patients will want their smiles looking their best for both. That's why, this season, they'll appreciate tips ... read more


Food Drive

By Craig Smith
November 14, 2017

Give someone a reason to smile this holiday season. We are currently holding a food drive in partnership with The Idaho Foodbank. Bring by any nonperishable food item before December 21st and you'll be entered to win 1 of 3 Sonicare or Oral-B electric toothbrushes (up to 10 entries per day allowed). Dr Smith will ... read more


Caught in the Middle: Insurance Tips for the Sandwich Generation

By Craig Smith
November 3, 2017

It seems strange to place middle-aged adults in the same category as BLTs and PB&Js. But instead of two slices of bread, adults are finding themselves financially “sandwiched” between 2 generations: their children and aging parents. This dual responsibility isn’t new, but it’s now more costly than ever. On one end, parents are supporting their ... read more


Happy Halloween 2017

By Craig Smith
October 31, 2017

This year for Halloween, we went with a jailhouse theme. Austin was a prison guard, and Dr. Smith along with the rest of the team were inmates. Here are some pictures of our decorations and costumes. We hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween! ... read more


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