December 18, 2020
Dental XRays

Dental X-Rays: Are They Safe and Necessary?

Dentists and hygienists are often asked about the safety and necessity of X-rays. This is a great question – with answers that differ from patient to […]
November 18, 2020

What are Dental Veneers, and When are They Used?

Strikingly-white, straight, perfect teeth. It’s something we all want – and especially so during our teen years. Whitening kits and toothpastes can help, and sneak-arounds like […]
July 10, 2020

Important COVID-19 Information

PETELLIN FAMILY DENTAL understands these are challenging times and we want you to know we are here to take care of all your dental needs. Extra […]
April 27, 2020
Baby Teeth

When to Start Cleaning Your Baby’s Teeth

Parenthood: a season of routines that constantly change. Did you just get used to the newborn stage? Now it’s over. Did you just get through one […]
March 14, 2020

5 Ways To Get Your Green On This St. Patrick’s Day

Parenthood: a season of routines that constantly change. Did you just get used to the newborn stage? Now it’s over. Did you just get through one […]
February 27, 2020
Brushing Without Toothpaste

Brushing Without Toothpaste: Should You Even Bother?

It’s happened to all of us. You’re unpacking your travel bag after a long trip, and you’re dyin’ to get to bed. Eager to brush up […]
November 11, 2019
Crowns and Fillings Idaho Dental Care

What’s the Difference Between a Crown and Filling?

It’s normal to be confused about dental terminology. Unless you’re in the profession yourself, it can be easier to smile and nod while in the chair […]
October 2, 2019
Petellin Dentistry

Are there Non-Surgical Means of Fixing an Underbite?

If you’ve ever spoken with someone correcting an underbite, it’s likely the conversation eventually steered toward the painful idea of breaking the jawbone, wired jaws, liquid […]
July 23, 2019
Dentist Idaho

6 Common and Surprising Things That Can Ruin Your Teeth

Healthy teeth might be something you don’t think about until they are no longer healthy. While some people are more susceptible to tooth decay than others, […]
May 8, 2019
Dr. Kurt Petellin

Another Reason Not To Skip Your Dental Visits

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. It’s also among the most preventable and curable when caught early. Believe it or not, […]
February 5, 2019

Fluoride and Floss

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! This year’s slogan hits two very important concepts for keeping our kids’ dental health in tip-top shape. The 2018 […]
December 3, 2018

What to Do When You Have Sensitive Teeth

Even though winter is upon us, and most of the country is trying its best to stay away from just about anything cold, hordes of ice […]
October 11, 2018
Kurt Petellin

Don’t Like Flossing? Try One Of These Methods Next Time.

Do you wonder if you are using the correct floss? We know what is! The kind you actually use!  You could be using Teflon floss, dental […]
August 28, 2018

Should you worry about grey spots on your child’s teeth?

We all worry about our children for many reasons. Their dental health is important and we know that good habits start early. Even with good brushing […]
August 2, 2018
Pregnancy and Your Health

Pregnancy and Your Dental Health

If you’re considering becoming pregnant, or are expecting, the health of your teeth may not be on your mind. However, if you’re early enough into a […]