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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


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


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