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Summer is about to burst onto the scene. And with it, your “free time” will turn to “busy time” as you plan, plan, plan for your relaxing summer vacation. So while you’re thinking about where you’ll go, where you’ll eat, and what you’ll see along the way, don’t forget to plan a visit to your […]

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Have you ever wondered why your dentist starts rattling off a series of numbers to the hygienist in the middle of your cleaning? 2, 2, 3, 2, 4, 5! What’s going on there? What your dentist is doing is checking the depth of gum tissue pockets that surround your tooth. It’s a proactive way to […]

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According to the World Health Organization 60-­90% of school children, and nearly 100% of adults have dental cavities. While many understand cavities are caused by poor dental hygiene, a sugary diet, or not visiting the dentist, some do not realize grooves in teeth take a toll as well. Food, plaque and bacteria gets stuck in […]

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Pain is a warning something is amiss with your body. Often patients dismiss pain inside the mouth, thinking it will go away when it will only get worse. Something as small as a little infection or fracture in the tooth can be the source of a lot of pain and discomfort. Maybe you are wondering about the source of the pain you are experiencing and how to alleviate the pain. If this is the case, the best suggestion is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Thuernagle. With a proper oral examination, our Idaho Falls dentist will be able to find the source of pain and resolve it quickly. Listed below are a number of potential causes for pain in the mouth.

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