What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about the DENTIST? Good or bad connotations? For most people I’d assume it doesn’t have the best associations. That’s where we come in.

At Nampa Dental we are here to help you and your family optimize your visits to the dentist. We offer a wide range of services to help you get the specific and customized services you need and want.

I am personally a patient at Nampa Dental, which you probably assumed since I work here, but in my experience they have been able to help me achieve my perfect smile. I really should have taken some before and after pictures so I could just show you the difference they’ve made. After braces my teeth were somewhat discolored. I have had white spots on the bottom half of my teeth since I was young and they got a lot worse while I wore braces. Imagine something like this(picture from www.smileartsny.com)

Except instead of just the front two it was the front six! As a teenager I never wanted to smile and playing sports (which I did a lot of) made it stand out a whole lot more because they became oxidized. Of course my teenage mind couldn’t imagine anything worse (except for maybe the acne I already had, how unfair!) so I asked my dentist if there was anything to be done.

I was fully prepared for the big “NO” that I was sure would leave me hideous forever, but to my surprise they had an option! They were going to “etch” my teeth (still not 100% sure how it works) and apply a paste called MI (minimal intervention) paste. According to http://www.mi-paste.com/faq.php, MI paste is “the only product for professional use containing RECALDENT™ (CPP-ACP), a special milk-derived protein that releases calcium and phosphate to the surface of the teeth.” This gives it many functions one of which is removing calcium spots like I had. They recommended combining this treatment with bleaching, using the MI paste right after bleaching to reduce sensitivity and then it would soak in faster after bleaching. I immediately agreed and they were able to etch my teeth right then and there! (It only take a couple of minutes, not as awful as it might sound.)

After a couple months of this treatment (applying MI paste and bleaching all from home) my spots were almost gone. To this day I don’t have to worry about it. I still apply MI paste once a month or so and bleach my teeth regularly, but thanks to the help and patience of the wonderful staff here I was able to get a great smile and gain confidence in it! Thanks to Dr. Mansfield and his staff my irrational teenage fear has now been replaced with a confident smile that I love!

That’s really what they are here for, to help you get exactly what you want. No one should feel insecure about their smile, I know what a drag it is. The staff here wants what is best for you. They aren’t out to sell you more than you need, or try to make you try expensive products just to get a lot of money out of you. They will always recommend the services you want, need and what they think will help you best achieve that. You can trust Nampa Dental with your smile, because here it’s all about YOU!

Want to see my final product?? Check out the next post to see an up close and personal picture of it!

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