Dental Restorations: Tooth Hazard Treatments

  If you wish for your smile to be effective for the rest of your life, you should always take the time to set forth effective tooth hazard prevention plans and have proper safety equipment to keep your smile safe from any oral accidents or injuries that may arise. You don't have to guard your smile as if it's a... read more »

Spotting Issues That Arise with Gum Disease

Is your smile ready to tackle the harvest season and all the holiday foods and sweets that come with it? Although your teeth may be in good condition, can you say the same about your gums? One particularly dangerous oral health condition known as gum disease can affect your mouth for many years before you finally realize it's been attacking... read more »

Don’t Drink These Beverages Often

We are often aware of the foods we are eating and the impact they have on our teeth. But sometimes we miss a common culprit of tooth problems: the beverages we drink! Here are some beverages to limit in order to keep a bright and healthy smile. Alcohol: It is good to limit alcohol consumption for a plethora of reasons,... read more »

Why Taking Care of Your Teeth is Essential

Did you know your smile is what most people notice about you before anything else? Your smile can say a lot about you, which is why it is important to take care of it. To help you understand more, Dr. Allan Stevenson and the team here at Trailridge Family Dental in Parma, Idaho, are happy to give you some insight... read more »

Save Your Smile with Invisalign®

Reinvent your smile with all the joys that Invisalign® can bring. Not only will the health of your smile benefit from Invisalign’s patented design, but so will your social life. Save your smile and consider the following benefits that Invisalign clear aligners can give to you: - Thanks to the thermoplastic materials used in the construction of Invisalign, the most... read more »

Should You Wear a Mouthguard?

As you may know, it is highly recommended that athletes wear mouthguards during high-contact sports. Other sports may seem like you won't need a mouthguard—but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t wear one. As you know, mouthguards protect your smile and teeth, and as a general rule, should be worn during intense physical activity. Luckily, there are different type of... read more »

Amalgam or Tooth-Colored Filling?

At the dental office of Trailridge Family Dental in Parma, Idaho, Dr. Stevenson and his team are happy to offer our patients silver amalgam fillings and tooth-colored composite fillings, today’s most common dental fillings, both with advantages. Amalgam Amalgam fillings--also known as silver or mercury fillings--are made of a mixture of silver, tin, copper, zinc and mercury. The small amount... read more »

All You Need to Know About Water Flossers

Water flossers are the new oral hygiene products that make flossing easier and more enjoyable. They help people finally feel motivated to clean their smile again. This is extremely important because flossing is needed more than some might realize. Flossing is a technique that deeply cleans the smile and prevents tooth decay and gum disease. If you are one who... read more »