Your Dentist Office’s Favorite Fall Activities

We have asked around the office, and here the most common responses for favorite fall activities in our wonderful city!

  1. Visit a pumpkin patch. Thankfully we have several large pumpkin patches to choose from in the area, and most if not all offer additional activities aside from picking your perfect pumpkin. Most offer some form of hay ride and corn/straw maze.
  2. Pick apples in an orchard. While apples from the grocery store are much easier to acquire, there is something magical about going to the orchard yourself to hand pick your own apples!
  3. Walk/ride along the greenbelt. The greenbelt is always beautiful, but during the fall it sports perfect weather, phenomenal views, and amazing smells. The crunchy colorful leaves and crisp fall air make this
  4. See the changing trees from Tablerock. Boise is named the city of trees for a reason and in the fall Tablerock is one of the best places to see all the colorful trees stretching across the treasure valley.
  5. Visit a haunted house. This isn’t for everyone, but many people thoroughly enjoy the jumps and scares provided by the many local haunts.
  6. Make a fall recipe. Whether it be homemade rootbeer, pumpkin pies and cookies, or apple crumble, fall has some of the best desserts of any season! Do you agree?

What are your favorite fall activities? There are so many more, we know we have only scratched the surface! Comment your favorites here on our website, on our facebook page, or our BRAND NEW  Twitter page. Who knows, we might even start a new fall tradition :)

Solar Eclipse 2017 – What can I expect in Boise, ID?

Solar Eclipse Boise, ID

The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse: Is it really worth all the hype?

Some areas in Idaho will be in the path of the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21st of this year! And the truth is… this is really cool!

Whether or not you decide to travel to within the totality section is up to you! We have been told to expect high levels of traffic, as this is expected to be the most viewed solar eclipse in history! Whatever you decide to do, be safe!

FUN FACT: Dr. Barney remembers seeing the last Total Solar Eclipse that passed through South Eastern Idaho. He was in grade school and went outside to watch the moon cover the sun. He says he remembers it going very dark and that it was a really neat sight! [Ask him about his experience!]

What can I expect in Boise?

Even though Boise isn’t in the path of totality, it should still be a neat sight with the sun being 99.6% obscured! It is still considered only a partial eclipse, but the sight will still be a rare opportunity!

By using a Solar Eclipse Calculating Tool (thanks to a US Navy Website!) you can find the exact times and Totality Percentages for your city! Here are a few close by…

Boise, Idaho [Click Here] 99.6% obscured!

Meridian, Idaho [Click Here] 99.5% obscured!

Eagle, Idaho [Click Here] 99.7% obscured!

Stanley, Idaho [Click Here] 100% obscured for 2 minutes 14 seconds

In Boise, Idaho:

Moon will begin it’s eclipse of the sun at 10:10am.

The maximum eclipse amount will be at 11:27am.

The eclipse will end at 11:50am.

How do I prepare?

Solar Eclipse Glasses –  Looking directly at the sun can be harmful to your eyes! There are several places around town and many more online that sell Solar Eclipse glasses! Solar eclipse glasses are made from a special material that allow you to look directly at the sun without damaging your eyes! We recommend that you get your glasses early! You don’t want to miss out! Stores could sell out as the day gets closer!

Don’t believe everything you read on Facebook! With that being said, it’s probably a good idea to get your grocery shopping done a few days before and your cars full of gas. Also, expect traffic delays! Idaho historically has good weather so they are expecting a larger number of people here. NASA is going to be in Rexburg, ID!

What happens if I travel to the within the path of the Total Solar Eclipse?

Total Solar Eclipse

If you want to see a TOTAL solar eclipse, you will have to travel a little ways outside of Boise to view it! If you do though, you will be able to see some neat things that only happen when you are viewing a total solar eclipse.

Here is a YouTube Video that explains some of the phenomena that happens during a Total Solar Eclipse!

[Skip to time 2:10] Why do we have solar eclipses? What are the different kinds of solar eclipses?

[Skip to 3:30] Phases of the Solar Eclipse (Including “Shadow Snakes/Bands”, a “Diamond Ring”… What???)


For those who are traveling, Travel Safe! For those who are staying, enjoy the view!

~Dr. Barney and Staff at Brookdale Dental of Boise, Idaho

SPLASH into SUMMER Giveaway!

Splash into Summer FacebookPrizes

Dr. Barney thinks it’s time for another Giveaway! Enter to win our SPLASH into SUMMER Giveaway!

Its super easy to enter!

  1. Go to the Brookdale Dental Facebook Page.
  2. LIKE the Giveaway Post, Tag Your Friends, Comment and tell us your Favorite Summer Activity and SHARE the Post!

For Additional Entries:

  1. LIKE our Facebook Page!
  2. Review us on Facebook! (Your opinion is very important to us!)
  3. Review us on Google! (Click on this link. On the right side, click on “Write a Review.”)
  4. Refer Your Friends to Brookdale Dental!

Let’s take a closer look at our Summer Giveaway Prize Package!

Beach Towels Backpack Chairs Cooler IMG_20170526_152751 Sand and Water Playset

Thanks to all our valued patients!

-Brookdale Dental