Modern Root Canal Therapy

You’ve likely heard horror stories about root canals. It’s a topic that rarely comes up without a lot of people cringing due to the level of pain they imagine is involved. However, this no longer has to be a nightmare of a procedure. Modern dental technology has come quite a long way, particularly in the last few decades. Sedation dentistry, …

TMJ in Idaho Falls

Do You Have TMJ in Idaho Falls?

Do you experience frequent headaches and/or migraines? Does your jaw constantly pop when you talk or try to chew food? Do you suffer from constant ear and neck pain? If yes, you may have from TMJ syndrome. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. This joint is what allows you to open and …

Dental Bridging and Implants

With the advanced dental options we have available these days, there’s no need to skimp out on life due to rotting or missing teeth. From dental bridges to dental implants you can enjoy your life to the fullest no matter what state your teeth are in. Along with enhancing your appearance, both of these options are a very hygienic and …

The Tooth Decay Process

Tooth decay progresses down a predictable path, with certain factors determining its speed of progression. In this post, we’ll be going over the entire process from beginning to end, starting with: The Formation of Plaque Almost all tooth decay can be traced back to this factor. “Plaque” refers to that sticky, fuzzy substance that accumulates on your teeth during long …

Periodontal (Gum) Disease: Stages, Causes, and Prevention

Periodontal disease, often referred to as simply “gum disease”, is a disease of the dental structures surrounding the teeth. There are two forms of periodontal disease, one being a relatively minor infection of the gums that is treatable, and another being irreversible (although still treatable). The former is called gingivitis while the latter is called periodontitis. Differences Between Gingivitis and …

6 Surprising Health Problems Linked to Gum Disease

Your gums are an important part of your smile and your overall health. They help protect the sensitive roots of your teeth and the ligaments that hold them in place. When bacteria, plaque, or food debris accumulate along the gumline — which is associated with improper oral care, lifestyle factors like smoking, and genetic predisposition — the gums can become infected. …