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Shades of Change: The History of Teeth Whitening

July 21, 2023

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A rendering of a medieval dentist's chair where a man is having his teeth whitened

It is said that history repeats itself, this is largely found to be true when dealing with human nature. One of the core desires of humanity from every age is beauty. While standards change over time, one of the constant elements of an aesthetic human face has been a brilliant smile.

When we think of teeth whitening today, we think of plastic guards full of gel or the glow of blue ultraviolet lasers. However, the procedures and rites of our ancestors were quite different.

Continue reading if you’ve ever been curious about how people went about getting the optimal pearlescent smile in eons past.


4 Reasons to Be Excited—Not Scared! —of Getting Dental Implants

April 4, 2023

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a woman smiling after receiving dental implants

Millions of people have restored their smiles with dental implants. Considered the gold standard of tooth loss solutions by most dental professionals, they have given back the joy and ease that comes with a fully functioning set of complete pearly whites. Since they replace the entire tooth, from root to crown, they provide incomparable stability and longevity. However, while the procedure is a process, it is nothing to be scared of! Read on to learn four reasons why getting implants should make you excited, not fearful.


4 Factors That Influence the Cost of Dental Implants

September 4, 2022

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Dental implants against a white background.

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are the name of the game! They’re known for being able to perfectly mimic natural teeth in terms of look, feel, and functionality—and if cared for properly, they can last for virtually a lifetime. So, if you have missing teeth that you’re looking to replace, implants should be one of your top considerations. That said, you might have a few questions about the price tag for such an incredible treatment option. Here are four factors that often contribute towards the cost of dental implants.


Can Dental Implants Make Me Look Younger?

January 4, 2022

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From eating healthy to plastic surgery, there are so many paths you can take to look younger. When you have one or more missing teeth, you are considering what will help you look good once again, but you also want to select an option with a high degree of functionality. Do dental implants make you look younger? You’re darn right! Keep reading to learn from your implant dentist in Idaho Falls how they can turn back the clock for you.


Get Your New Dental Crown Before 2022 – Here’s Why!

November 11, 2021

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Tooth wearing crown

Has your dentist told you that you need a new dental crown? This may seem like something you can easily put off until after the holiday season. After all, you aren’t in any pain, and you have lots going on. The issue with this is that you will be missing out on several different benefits, and you could be putting your smile at risk. Continue reading to learn why you should opt for a new dental crown soon and how your insurance will play a role.


Teeth Whitening Vs. Veneers: How Do You Decide?

September 4, 2021

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matching enamel with whitening chart

French fries or onion rings? Apple juice or orange juice? Crocs or clogs? Okay, sometimes having choices can go too far, but generally in life, it’s great to have options.

Your teeth can become dull or discolored for many reasons. Regardless, two excellent treatments to consider for getting your smile back on track with your cosmetic dentist in Idaho Falls are teeth whitening or veneers.

Keep reading about teeth whitening and veneers to see what problems they can solve, what the procedure entails for each option, how long they last, and a cost comparison.


What is it Like to Be Under Dental Sedation?

May 30, 2021

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Sedation dentistry is an excellent option for patients who suffer from dental phobia, anxiety, nervousness, or overstimulation whenever they visit their dentist for a treatment or preventive care. Without it, many patients may be tempted to skip out on important appointments due to overwhelming emotional responses to the thought of sitting in a treatment chair. If you believe you could benefit from sedation dentistry, a good way to help ease some of your nerves leading up to your appointment is by learning more about the different methods of sedation and what you can expect throughout the process. Read on to learn more!


What to Know About Your First Dental Checkup After a Hiatus

January 4, 2021

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The ADA recommends visiting your dentist at least twice every year. But for many, different issues arise and keep them from getting regular exams and cleanings. Whether your work schedule is too busy, the costs don’t fit into your budget or visiting the dentist gives you anxiety, the good thing is that you’re ready to get your oral health back on track. Dentistry is always changing, so being nervous about your first appointment is completely understandable. But try not to worry too much. Here is what you can expect during your first dental checkup in Idaho Falls after a hiatus.


2020 Dental Insurance: It’s Time to Use It or Lose It!

October 14, 2020

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Insurance form, reminder to use benefits before they expire Idaho Falls

The end of the year is a busy time for most people. You may be absorbed in shopping for great deals, preparing for annual celebrations, or trying to put together your plans for 2021. In all the end of the year busyness, however, there is one important thing that you should not let slip your mind: your oral health. 2020 dental insurance policies are set to expire on December 31. Now is the ideal time to use your benefits before they expire in Idaho Falls!


What Your Tongue Says About Your Health

April 29, 2019

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Find Out What Your Tongue Could Be Saying About Your Health 

If you’re suspecting you have problems with the tongue, the easiest thing you could do is to stick it out and examine the reflection in the mirror. If it is healthy, the tongue should be pink in color with small nodules covering it. If it is something different, it could be time to look for Idaho Falls dental care because this could be a sign of a larger oral health problem. Below are some of the more common symptoms of health problems that are presented by discoloration of the tongue.

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