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Whether you are new to Meridian, Kuna, Nampa or Boise, or are just looking for a new family dentist, Advantage Dental Center can take care of your dental wants and needs.

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General Dentistry

General dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral health issues. It includes regular check-ups, cleanings, fillings, extractions, and other common dental procedures.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry refers to dental procedures that are primarily aimed at improving the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums, and bite. It includes treatments such as teeth whitening, veneers, bonding, and dental implants, among others.

Recent Blog Posts

Do It Yourself Extractions

How do you pull your teeth? After 25 plus years in dentistry.  I have heard of many innovative methods of baby tooth removal.  Our dentist's, Dr Richins', first experience was when his father placed a string on his tooth and a doorknob.  His dad then slammed the door...

Laser that Canker Sore – Update

Last year we publised an article about using a laser to treat canker sores.  Last month we had a patient who was struggling with them and he came to us. This is his story: Warning, this tale is not for the weak of heart. Imagine taking a small drink of water and out...

One Clever Tooth Fairy

We love the Tooth Fairy.  It seems there are many different Fairy traditions all over the world.  In some countries kids will throw their lower teeth on the roof and their upper teeth on the ground to encourage the new permanent teeth to grow in that direction.  Other...

Giving Blood

Dr Howell is a great Orthodontist that we trust and refer our patients to.  He is sponsoring a blood drive.   If you are a person that likes donating blood here is your chance.  Go to redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor key "HOWELL" to schedule an appointment. ...

A Present From A Patient

We had a young patient in our office a couple of times.  The first time was for a new patient exam and the next was for fillings.  She is such a sweetheart she drew a picture for her dentist.  Dr Richins was very grateful for the picture     She knew Dr...

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Dentistry at its finest

Frequently asked questions

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions our dentist has received from patients.  Questions like what is decay, why do I need a crown and is a tooth worth saving? Read for yourself…

Hygiene Highlights

Our hygienist gives plenty of wonderful advice. However, once we leave the dentist office, it’s hard to remember everything. Here are some suggestions for many of the common patient concerns we often hear about.

Using The Latest Tech

Technology is a wonderful thing, and advancements are being made in dentistry often. Dr Richins, our dentist, spends a lot of time researching new technology to be sure he serves his patients in the best way possible.