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Your Health is Our Priority

By Craig Smith
July 8, 2020

Over the past weeks many appointments were cancelled and re-scheduled, we are doing our best to reach out to everyone affected. If we have not connected with you, we apologize, please call our office so we can schedule your appointment as soon as possible (208) 343-1393. Your health and well-being continue to be our highest ... read more


COVID-19 Update (5/1/20)

By Craig Smith
May 1, 2020

Dear Patients, As we get closer to opening our clinic full-time, we wanted to inform you of our future protocols that will remain in effect until further notice. We will be open for routine cleaning and dental work beginning Monday, May 4th. Due to the contagious nature of the COVID-19 virus, we ask you to ... read more


COVID-19 Update (4/23/20)

By Craig Smith
April 23, 2020

Dear Patients, As we get closer to opening our clinic full-time, we wanted to inform you of our future protocols that will remain in effect until further notice. As of today, we are planning to open for routine cleaning and dental work Monday, May 4th. This may change upon the recommendation of the CDC or ... read more


COVID-19 Update (4/1/20)

By Craig Smith
April 1, 2020

At A Reason to Smile, we understand how important your health and the health of your family is in this time of uncertainty. Last Wednesday, March 25th, Governor Brad Little issued a statewide 21-day stay-home order today for all Idahoans. The stay-home order requires citizens to self-isolate at home if you can, not just if ... read more


COVID-19 Update (3/20/20)

By Craig Smith
March 20, 2020

At A Reason to Smile, we understand how important your health and the health of your family is in this time of uncertainty. Yesterday afternoon, March 19th, the Idaho State Dental Association strongly encouraged dental offices across the state to close to non-emergency care. The recommendation from the ISDA is that we close until at ... read more


Have You Been Naughty or Nice to Your Teeth?

By Craig Smith
December 17, 2019

It’s not easy to stay healthy during the holidays. Sweets seem to appear everywhere you go, and with all of the present-wrapping and card-writing, there’s not much time to devote to you and your family’s health and well-being. Luckily, Hermey the Elf, best known for his adventures with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, joined forces with ... read more


Children and Sleep Disordered Breathing

By Craig Smith
September 12, 2019

By: Dr Erin Elliott I assess breathing. Everyday. Every hygiene patient—adult and child. I call it an “airway exam.” So, when I ask parents of young children how they breathe—through their nose or mouth–most of the time they give me a funny look. I’m sure they are thinking, “What does breathing have to do with ... read more


The Myths of Sleep Apnea

By Craig Smith
September 5, 2019

Sleep Apnea Is Just Snoring Myth. Although snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea, there’s a big difference between the two. People with sleep apnea actually stop breathing up to 400 times throughout the night. These interruptions last 10 to 30 seconds and are often followed by a snort when breathing resumes. This breaks ... read more


Tired of Being Tired? Do you snore?

By Craig Smith
August 29, 2019

Snoring is the hoarse or harsh sound that occurs when your breathing is partially obstructed in some way while you’re sleeping. Sometimes snoring may indicate a serious health condition. In addition, snoring can be a nuisance to your partner. As many as half of adults snore but what is funny is that 69% of Americans ... read more


Dementia and Sleep Apnea

By Craig Smith
August 22, 2019

While many aren’t aware of the severity of the risks associated with untreated sleep apnea, many people do know that sleep apnea is a serious condition that requires proper treatment. Some may know that sleep apnea causes fatigue, sleepiness, headaches, and many other symptoms, but not many people are aware that sleep apnea can cause ... read more


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