Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Rebranding Your Smile: Mouth Guards

Are you involved in high-risk activities but fail to wear the proper safety equipment? If you are, you will need to change these habits immediately to ensure that you can keep your smile safe. Through the use of an effective oral appliance such as a mouth guard, you can drastically... Read more »

The Details of Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is a beneficial and successful restorative dental treatment that can help you restore the health and function of a severely decayed or damaged tooth. If you’re about to help your smile with a root canal treatment, our dentists, Dr. LaRose and Dr. Smith, would like to tell... Read more »

Test What You Know About Dental Emergencies Here

It’s best to know all about dental emergencies so you can properly handle them when you experience one. This can also help you keep a calm, relaxed manner, which can help you and your smile in more ways than you might realize. So, our dentist, Dr. Dr. Alexis LaRose, would... Read more »

How Long Can You Keep Your Toothpaste?

How long do you keep your toothpaste? For most of us, we will keep that tube around as long they can squeeze just a little more onto the brush. But what about that toothpaste you keep with your luggage or your travel kit? How long can you hang on to... Read more »

Shield the Molars & Premolars With Dental Sealants

Are you concerned about your dental health, or that of your child? Would you like to give your smile or your child’s smile an extra burst of protection? Ask us about dental sealants. Dental sealant is a plastic material that is painted thinly over the chewing surfaces of the back... Read more »

Treating Bad Breath at Home

Are you suffering from bad breath? Does your breath become rank after eating certain foods? You are not the only one to have this issue, and we would like to help! Today, we will offer some home remedies for bad breath, or halitosis, that you can try to rectify the... Read more »

Flossing is Essential to Oral Health

If you want a healthy smile, then remember to floss. Flossing is essential to having positive oral health. Our dentists, Dr. LaRose and Smith with Kootenai Family Dental in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, understand the importance of flossing and are happy to help you learn more about flossing and your flossing... Read more »