1. What’s a Skin Graft?

    Dentistry has come a long way since the days of barber-surgeons who probably caused more dental problems than they solved. Today, we are able to perform and fix all sorts of dental conditions, either for aesthetics or for function, that help you to live a better life. One of these amazing developments in dentistry is gum grafts. But what is a gum graft and when would you need one? Bitterroot Denta…Read More

  2. The Anatomy of a Tooth

    Your teeth are made from the strongest substances in your body — enamel. Your teeth are stronger than your bones. If you think about it, they have to be. Just think of what they do all day long, day in and day out. They are responsible for chewing and beginning the digestive process. They help you breathe and help you talk. Teeth are amazing structures in your body. Bitterroot Dental is a Top Ra…Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Our Sedation Dentistry

    Take the Stress Out of Dental Care   Even though we hate to admit this, we understand that some people are nervous when it comes to visiting the dentist. This nervousness can stem from many causes but, for the most part, it seems people are worried about a painful experience occurring. Here at Bitterroot Dental, we want to make sure that our Missoula patients are as comfortable as possible wh…Read More

  9. Laser Dentistry 101

    What’s the Deal With Laser Dentistry?   Greetings, dear reader, and welcome back to the Bitterroot Dental blog! Over the years, we have dedicated ourselves to providing the best Missoula dentist experience that we possibly can. As part of this process, we make it our mission to stay current on the latest and greatest in dental services and technology so that we can offer our patients the be…Read More

  10. Is A Dental Implant Right For You?

    Dental Implants are an Important Dental Service   Hello there, and welcome back to our blog! As a Missoula dentist, we have made it our mission to make sure that all of our clients are as well informed as possible about the different services that we provide. We strongly believe that most people are hesitant about visiting the dentist because they don’t always know what to expect in relatio…Read More