Dental Blog

Dentistry blog for Dr. Benjamin D Hull DDS

Is Flossing Really Worth It?

Scott McMeen

Is Flossing Really Worth It?Dentists everywhere have always encouraged patients to floss once a day even though many people will only floss very occasionally. Unfortunately, some people will only floss just before a dental checkup, or if they have something stuck in between their teeth. If you are one of these people and you don’t really see the point of daily flossing, then you might have felt vindicated by a recent report claiming there’s no real evidence that daily flossing is good for you.


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What is Bone Grafting in Dentistry?

John Marks
Dental Bone Grafting

There is little doubt that dental implants can produce some amazing results, restoring just a single tooth or multiple teeth in a way that is long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing. To ensure your treatment is successful, you may need an additional procedure, and which is to have a bone graft. If a bone graft is recommended, there is nothing to worry about as it is a standard procedure, and will simply help ensure the very best outcome for your dental implants.


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Wisdom Tooth Problems: Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

John Marks
Should I Remove My Wisdom Teeth

Your wisdom teeth or your third molars are the last permanent adult teeth to make an appearance, right at the very back of your mouth. They generally erupt during the late teens or during your 20s. Although most people will have wisdom teeth, some might never come through. This is most likely because the wisdom teeth are stuck in the jawbone and have become impacted underneath your gums and because there isn’t enough space in the jaw for them to erupt without overcrowding your existing teeth.


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What Is Oral Conscious Sedation?

John Marks
What is Oral Conscious Sedation

It’s not unusual to feel anxious or nervous when visiting the dentist and it’s estimated that between 9% and 20% of people living in the United States will avoid seeking dental treatment because they have anxieties. Some people have dental phobias that make it difficult for them to even contemplate stepping into a dental office, even though they are aware these fears are completely irrational. Unfortunately, people in this situation will often do everything possible to avoid dental visits, only scheduling an appointment when they are in extreme pain. Even if you only feel slightly nervous when seeing a dentist, it’s nice to know that there are options to help you feel much more comfortable. One choice is to have oral conscious sedation.


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Why Replacing Lost Teeth is Important

John Marks
Missing Tooth

Most adults start off with a full set of 32 teeth, comprising incisors, canines, premolars and molars. However, by middle age (45-65), many are missing at least one tooth. One in four people aged over 65 in the U.S. has lost all their teeth. Common causes of tooth loss are gum disease (periodontitis), decay and injury.


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The Secret to a Healthier Smile

John Marks
Healthier Smiles in Sandpoint

Everyone wants a bright and beautiful smile. Your smile reflects your confidence and overall personality. Do you hide your crooked teeth behind your lips and hesitate to laugh out loud? Or, do you have bad breath and gum disease? Name the dental problem, and we have the solution for it. At Ivory Dental, we provide a variety of dental services and use advanced instruments and materials.


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10 Great Dental Hygiene Tips!

John Marks
Dental Hygiene Tips

Your oral cavity serves many functions like smiling, chewing, and speaking. Moreover, dental health is directly related to your overall body health. Apart from this, discolored teeth, broken teeth, gum infection and other dental problems can affect your self-confidence. Thus, maintaining good dental hygiene is extremely important.


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When a Dental Extraction Makes Sense

John Marks
Dental Extraction

Losing the pearly whites may come as a shock to many of us. Each member of our dentition is a valuable gem to us, and nobody wants to lose even one of them. At Ivory Dental, we promote and follow conservative dental techniques. Dr. Benjamin Hull always designs the treatment plan after assessing the present status and the prognosis of the disease. Your dental health is the most important asset to us, and Dr. Hull will only advise a dental extraction if it is the best option for your case.


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Celebrate Life Donation

John Marks

Celebrate Life DonationWe are proud to annouce that Celebrate Life is the latest recipient of the proceeds from the last round of our Postcard Specials for New Patient Exams and X-rays!


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The Benefits of Regular Dental Visits

John Marks

Regular Dental VisitsAt Ivory DDS, Dr. Hull and his team always emphasize the importance of proactive dental care. The preventative regimen helps to maintain the oral as well as the overall health of your entire family. Regular dental appointments with Dr. Hull and his team are not only about diagnosing dental problems and treating them but also involve the steps for prevention of gum diseases.


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