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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


Insurance Benefits? Use it or Lose it!

By Craig Smith
September 7, 2017

Did you know that each year insurance companies make millions of dollars off patients who forego necessary and preventive dental care? Many individuals are not scheduling necessary dental treatment that they have insurance benefits to cover. In fact, insurance companies count on making money when patients don’t use the benefits you’ve been paying for all ... read more


After-School Snacks for Every Schedule

By Craig Smith
September 1, 2017

Back-to-school season signals sports, schedules, and one other important staple — snacks. If you hear, “I’m hungry!” the minute your child hops in the car, you’re in good company. It’s common for kids to have an appetite after school. School-aged children eat early in the day, oftentimes before noon. It’s no wonder they crave mid-afternoon munchies! ... read more


Mouthguards: Sports equipment that protects the smile

By Craig Smith
August 18, 2017

It’s easy to take some things for granted until they’re suddenly gone. Have you ever thought about how it would feel if you lost one or two of your front teeth? You’d probably avoid smiling. It would be uncomfortable talking with someone face-to-face. It wouldn’t be easy pronouncing certain words. And how about eating an ... read more


4 Ways to Nail School Picture Day

By Craig Smith
August 4, 2017

The school year is underway. Fresh haircuts and new clothes fill the halls. It must be that time again — picture day! Closed eyes, forced smile, squinty face — these are all familiar photography faux pas. Skip the smile skepticism! With minimal coaching and a pinch of parental prep, your child’s “say cheese” can be ... read more


How to Clean Your Teeth Like a Caveman

By Craig Smith
May 12, 2017

Could brushing your teeth be far more ancient than we thought? New evidence from a rare find deep in the mountains of northwest Spain sheds light on how ancient peoples dealt with dental problems. The concept of toothbrushing has been around for millennia, and for good reason: dental problems bring pain, infection and true danger ... read more


Sipping, Snacking and Tooth Decay

By Craig Smith
May 5, 2017

Many parents across the country will issue a common refrain at dinnertime tonight: "You’d better eat that--it’s good for you!" There’s another old favorite in the parental arsenal of dietary admonitions: "Don’t eat that—it’ll rot your teeth!" Now more than ever, kids are faced with a bewildering array of food choices -- from fresh produce ... read more


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