Gum Disease Poses a Serious Threat to Your Oral Health

Gum disease is an oral health condition that causes inflammation in the gum tissues. It’s estimated by the American Dental Association that gum disease affects an estimated 47 percent of adults over the age of 30. The primary cause of this disease is hardened tartar at the gumline; however, habits like tobacco use and certain… Read more »

Can Dental Sedation Help You?

Are you afraid of the dentist? As you probably know, many people suffer from similar concerns about visiting the dentist. In fact, nearly half of all Americans have some type of dental anxiety. Fortunately, there are a few things you can consider to help you deal with your anxiety. One option we recommend is dental… Read more »

When to Get Dental Implants

If your smile is missing some teeth, or if you have teeth that are severely decayed – or completely dead – then it’s recommended that you take a look at getting dental implants. They can fix many of your cosmetic and oral health issues you face from missing or decaying teeth, and they look so… Read more »

Can a Dental Crown Bring Confidence Back to Your Smile?

At Legacy Smiles Family Dental, our dentists, Dr. McMurray and Dr. Williams are happy to offer dental crowns for our patients in Meridian, Idaho, and the neighboring communities. Because we use CEREC technology, we can place a dental crown restoration with just one visit at our office. In addition to covering a damaged tooth or… Read more »

A Snore Guard for Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a serious condition, causing millions of Americans to suffer from a poor night’s sleep as well as other potentially serious complications. One of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea involves chronic snoring and issues with interrupted breathing throughout the night. There are several different treatment options available for sleep apnea suffers…. Read more »

3 Steps to Better Brushing

When it comes to oral hygiene, no one is completely perfect. There is always something we can do to make our own personal routine a little better. This may involve using a better mouth rinse or practicing your flossing. Today, we want to talk about 3 simple things you can do to brush better. First,… Read more »

The Perks of Laser Dentistry

Do you try to stay away from your dentist for as long as possible? Does the idea of the drill whirring fill you with dread? If so, would you be interested in learning about another option? You might want to consider laser dentistry for your future dental needs. As you can probably guess, laser dentistry… Read more »

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

None of us ever want to be involved in an emergency. If we are, though, we know to call 911 in order to receive the help we need. But what about a dental emergency, such as a knocked-out tooth? While you don’t need to call the paramedics, there are important steps to take in a… Read more »

CEREC for Faster Patient Service

For many years, all throughout the dental industry, lab fees for basic dental work like inlays, onlays, dental veneers and porcelain crowns, were seen as part of the price of doing business. This also often meant that your patients were held hostage to the time table available for the particular dental lab you were waiting… Read more »

Bad Breath: Is Mouthwash the Answer?

You probably know someone who incorporates mouthwash into their daily routine. You probably know that using mouthwash can benefit your smile–particularly your breath– but did you know that there are a few other perks you could enjoy by using mouthwash regularly? To be fair, some mouthwashes are only meant to cover bad breath, but if… Read more »