1. Missoula Dentist Advice: All About Bruxism

    What is bruxism? It’s grinding, gnashing and clenching your teeth. There’s two kinds of bruxism: awake bruxism and a sleep bruxism. You may not think your jaws are very powerful, but think of the comparison of how hard it is for a human to bite through a finger: that it’s like biting through a carrot. Your jaws can cleave through a fair amount of flesh and bone with relative ease. When that …Read More

  2. Dental Hygiene: Why Does My Breath Always Stink (Part Two)?

    Fascinated by why your breath stinks? Mostly it’s bacteria, but it’s a slew of things that attribute to that bacteria building up and turning your mouth into a petri dish that renders your breath smelling like a volcano, aka sulfur and decay. So what exactly contributes to bad breath destroying your mouth’s delicate equilibrium? In our previous article we discussed some of the common practic…Read More

  3. Dentist Hygiene: Why Does My Breath Always Stink?

    Morning breath is one thing, but consistently stinky breath can put a damper on your day. Meeting the big executive soon and worried about that consistently bad breath? Perhaps your recent date didn’t find your breath as attractive as the rest of you. Don’t fret, fixing chronic bad breath comes down to understanding what the problem is from the get-go so that you can start breaking down the va…Read More

  4. What Does a Laser Dentist Offer?

    Bitterroot Dental now offers laser dentist services to the people of Missoula. Why would Bitterroot make this revolutionary innovation apart from their general dentistry services? Because it’s super effective and extremely precise, and it’ll make your dental procedure easier and less painful in the aftermath. Because of the finesse required, here at Bitterroot Dental, we believe that it will b…Read More

  5. Dentist Hygiene: Do Natural Toothpastes Do The Job

    Recently, everyone has started looking for natural substitutes to the products they’ve used for years. Strangely, baking soda hasn't gained sudden popularity, but things like almond butter and the like. Perhaps it’s because there's something savory about all natural superiority, but does any of it really work?  We can’t speak to the effectiveness of almond butter, but we can talk about all-…Read More

  6. Dentist Hygiene: Are Electric Toothbrushes Worth The Hype?

    Since the birth of the electric toothbrush, there has been speculation about the merits of the device. From a singing toothbrush to a refillable brushed metal toothbrush, the varieties have spanned the gamut. To most people, all toothbrushes are created equal, but this isn't true. As much as one toothbrush may claim that dentists prefer it, it’s probably not true. Finding the right toothbrush de…Read More

  7. Dentist Hygiene: What Not To Do When Brushing Your Teeth

    Brushing is a key component when considering your dental health. Any dentist will tell you that it’s essential to your continued health, and yet they may not mention some of the trickier parts of the technique. Unfortunately, it can at times be a little more complicated than running a brush around your mouth. Below are a couple of things to hone to make sure your tooth health is top notch. Caref…Read More

  8. Bottled Water Will Increase Your Dentist Bill

    No one really thinks about bottled water before they buy it. Maybe you ponder your need for immediate clean water. Maybe you shake your head when looking at the price of a plastic bottle in the 7-11 down the street. Maybe you think about getting a water bottle holder for your bike. What you don’t consider is how it’s affecting your innards. It’s just plain water, it’s not doing anything to…Read More

  9. How Genetics Affect Dentistry

    The Science Behind Family Dentistry With strange and fascinating dentistry innovations on the rise, it’s natural to assume that genetic research will make a difference in dentistry, as it does in all medical areas. The main area that dentistry is focusing on in regard to genetics is epigenetics. But in order to understand the application of these genetic innovations, you’ll have to understand …Read More

  10. George Washington’s Dentistry

    An Early Example of Cosmetic Dentistry: George Washington Sometimes, genetics are completely responsible for ruined teeth. Coincidentally, this is what ailed the first President of the United States. George Washington was known for his valor, his honor, his overall military prowess, and his horrible teeth. Of course, 18th-century dentistry didn’t encourage teeth brushing or anything in the way o…Read More