1. Our Favorite Summer Treat Damages Teeth

    When summer rolls around each year, we can finally stow away the slow cooker, along with its soups, stews, and chilis, and make room in the freezer for a few pints of ice cream. In fact, there are plenty of common foods found in summer diets across the country that are pretty unique to the warmer months. Today, we’ll give a dentist’s point-of-view on the dangers teeth face from ice cream, the …Read More

  2. 6 Summer-Worthy Dental Tips

    Within a couple of weeks before and after this entry, schools will release kids young and old out into the world for days, weeks, or months of fun in the sun. In any case, summer vacation represents the perfect time for a dentist appointment and an even better time to begin (or maintain) good dental habits at home. Our 6 Tips for Summer Break Dental Habits While the dentist may not be the first th…Read More

  3. Best Foods for a Healthy Smile: Part 2

    Welcome back to our latest blog series. In this series, we are discussing the top foods to be eating to keep your smile bright, white, and beaming. With spring almost in session, it will be time for picnics, camping trips, and lazy days in the sun. Most people want to make sure that their bodies are prepared for the extra activity they will soon be participating in and that is why they decide to c…Read More

  4. Best Foods for a Healthy Smile: Part 1

    Spring may seem like it's still forever away, but in actuality, it’s closer than we think. With spring right around the corner, you may be dreaming of sunny afternoons, days at the pool, and lazy Sunday afternoons eating your favorite treats on a patio. Many individuals decide that they want to start a new routine to get their “summer body” prepared. This can mean anything from creating a ro…Read More

  5. Digital X-Ray Benefits

    Rarely, there comes along a technology that truly revolutionizes the way things are done. Just like the smartphone completely changed the lives of people around the world, digital x-rays are radically changing the nature of dentist appointments and how patients experience them altogether. Why Going Digital is Great For some things, like traditional film cameras, upgrading to digital is a seemingly…Read More

  6. Am I Brushing Enough?

    One question our Missoula dentist gets all too often is simply “am I brushing enough?” While we typically can’t definitively say whether or not a given person is actually dedicating as much time and energy to brushing as they should, it is safe to say that most people do not. When Enough is Enough Any dentist, in Missoula and across the country, will likely tell you the same thing: Brush twi…Read More

  7. Dentist Recommended Chewing Gum?

    The feud between dentists and candy predates all of us. And what is gum if not a candy that you chew far more? Clearly, dentists must loathe chewing gum above all others. For sugar-sweetened gum, it is pretty high up there on a dentist’s “least wanted” list, sugar-free gum, however, may actually come with more than a stamp of approval, but with full-fledged dental support and a toothy smile.…Read More

  8. Natural Dentistry in Moderation

    Recently, there has been a growing trend to reject certain aspects of modern medicine in favor of natural remedies. While there is plenty of controversy to debate in that topic, today we’ll look at the benefits of what they preach, while cautioning some of the detriments. Walking the Natural Line Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet At the heart of this Natural Renaissance is the whole food, plant-based…Read More

  9. Emergency Dentist: A Story Of Urgency – Part 2

    This is a tale of urgency.  This is the second volume in the "Story of Urgency."  If you happened to miss our first part of the series, please read it here: Emergency Dentist: A Story of Urgency- Volume 1. Have you ever been in a scenario where immediate dental help is needed?  Perhaps you have a cavity or a cap has popped off?  Well, in this highly emotional tale, a young child is left with a…Read More

  10. Emergency Dentist: A Story of Urgency- Volume 1

    Have you ever been in a situation where you need an emergency dentist? Well, at Bitterroot Dental, we have seen many crisis scenarios in respect to injuries to our patients' mouths or teeth. If you are ever in a situation where an emergency dentist is needed, get in touch with Dr. Duke, the Top Rated Local® Missoula Dentist; the entire staff at Bitterroot Dental will be able to provide the oral h…Read More