1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Don’t Fall For These Myths About Gum Disease

    Gum disease affects 50 percent of all Americans. The most surprising thing about this fact is that many people aren’t aware that they have it. Perhaps part of the problem is there are so many myths and misconceptions about gum disease. Keep reading as we destroy some of the most popular myths about gum disease. 1. Poor oral hygiene is the only cause of gum disease While it is true you need to br…Read More

  9. Winterize Your Teeth!

    When the winter season hits, you might find yourself experiencing more tooth pain than normal. Freezing temperatures and cold air can affect the teeth causing them to become increasingly sensitive. In addition to that, the holiday season brings more starchy and sugary foods that can worsen tooth sensitivity. Read more for some tips on how you can protect your teeth and reduce the risk of uncomfort…Read More

  10. Signs You Need A Root Canal

    Is a Root Canal What You Need?   In the world of dentistry, few procedures seem to elicit a fearful response from patients more than a root canal. Even though most people don’t fully understand what a root canal means, popular media has put this idea in people’s heads that a root canal is the worst, most painful procedure that a person could possibly have done. While we won’t claim that…Read More