1. “Is Chewing Gum Bad For Your Teeth?” Your Missoula Dentist Weighs-In

    When you’ve got to study, you have to focus, and when you need a little help drowning out those distractions you likely pop a piece of minty, refreshing gum into your mouth. It’s a popular habit in the U.S., so popular in fact, that the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the average American consumes nearly 1.8 pounds of it per year. If you’ve never paused to wonder if chewing gum is good or …Read More

  2. Does Your Missoula Dentist Phase Out Your Restorative Treatment? Do They Give You The Option?

    When it comes to restorative treatments for your oral care and appearance, those often come with a rather hefty price tag. We know that your smile can be a huge source of confidence or lack thereof, so it’s important that you get the treatment you require, but if it’s going to be $10,000 right out the door (we promise that’s a hyperbole) then you’re hardly going to be able to get your smil…Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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