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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


“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


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


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


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


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


Diabetes and Oral Health

By Craig Smith
April 28, 2017

Research suggests that some people with periodontitis (severe gum disease) have a harder time keeping their blood sugar levels under control, whereas other people, whose blood sugar is not well controlled, may have trouble with gum disease. Gum Disease Plaque is a thin layer of bacteria that constantly forms on everyone’s teeth. Gum disease develops ... read more


Oral Piercing: Not as safe as you think

By Craig Smith
April 21, 2017

Piercing may seem daring, cool and totally safe because some celebrities use piercing to flaunt their particular style or attitude. But piercing the tongue, lips, cheeks or uvula (the tiny tissue that hangs at the back of the throat) is not as safe as some would have you believe. That’s because the mouth’s moist environment—home ... read more


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