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Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry Idaho Falls, Machen Family Dentist

  Qualified Pediatric Dentist At Machen Family Dentistry in Idaho Falls, ID we strive to make your child’s experience at the dentist positive, fun, friendly, and to let them know how special they are.  Dr. Machen was invited onto the Honors program in pediatric dentistry and completed advanced studies in pediatric dentistry.  She received the certificate of Merit from the American Academy of Pediatric dentistry and knows the importance of your child’s ...

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Teeth Whitening Basics

Idaho Falls Teeth whitening, Machen Family Dentist

One of the first things you notice about people is their smile.  When you meet someone with a beautiful natural bright smile, it catches your attention.  Here at Machen Family Dentistry in Idaho Falls, ID we can help you achieve your best and brightest smile.  Whether you are self-conscious of your smile or just want to maintain your already white smile.  A professional whitening system is a great way to ...

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Cavity Reduction Protocol

Idaho Falls Dentist, Machen Family Dentistry

Cavities are caused by three main things: bacteria, a susceptible tooth, and a sugar source. We are attempting to control those factors so that we significantly reduce the cavities in your mouth. You have been prescribed Chlorhexidine and Sodium Fluoride gel. The Chlorhexidine rinse is used to kill bacteria in your mouth. The Chlorhexidine rinse is to be used once daily for 2 weeks initially and then one week out of ...

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Postoperative Instructions

Idaho Falls Oral Surgery, Machen Family Dentistry

General Instructions: For the first 24 hours following surgery you should be as inactive as possible.  Use this day to care for your mouth and follow these instructions carefully. Keep the gauze firmly in place for 1-2 hours.  Do not change the gauze unless it is dislodged.  Frequent changing will only increase the bleeding. Do not rinse the mouth or spit for 24 hours.  After the first day, gentle rinsing with warm salt ...

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