Common Causes of Bad Breath

Bad breath, which is also called halitosis, is a big downer in social situations. Sometimes having bad breath just indicates that you need to brush your teeth or use a mint, but that is not always enough. Read on for some common causes of bad breath: Dental Problems Bad breath is often caused by gum disease or tooth decay. Bacteria... read more »

Don’t Skip Your Daily Flossing, and Here’s Why

When you don't floss at least once a day, you are inviting gingivitis and cavities into your smile. This is because flossing allows you to remove dental plaque and keep it from building up between your teeth and around the gumline. Clinical Microbiology Reviews reveal that dental plaque contains more than 1,000 bacteria which can irritate your gums, making them... read more »

Don’t Let Summer Fun Darken Your Whitened Smile

Summer is finally upon us and it's time to enjoy all the social activities that come with it! At Kootenai Family Dental, Dr. Alexis LaRose and our team have been helping patients in the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho area whiten their smiles with our in-office whitening treatment. Known as LUMIBRITE™, this system combines a high-quality whitening gel with the Sapphire® Supreme... read more »