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 :)

Check Out The Teeth On These Pumpkins!

Brookdale Dental Boise Idaho Halloween Pumpkins

It’s not officially Halloween until you have carved your pumpkins and they’re sitting on your front porch, right? We thought we’d gather some fun carving ideas to help inspire you this year. Look at the fun teeth on these things!



Click here for a tutorial!



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Learn how to make one of these guys at



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Click here  for this clever DIY pumpkin, and more!

And last but not least, we dare you to take on this creative pumpkin carving! 


Click here to see more of Ray Villafane’s incredible carvings!

We hope to see some fun pumpkins on the porches of Boise this fall! Now gather up your friends and family and get carving!

And as always, keep up on all things Brookdale Dental by visiting our website. To learn about our October IV Sedation Promotion, CLICK HERE!




Cavities – Don’t Let Them Scare You This Halloween!

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We at Brookdale Dental hope you are all enjoying this beautiful Boise fall season as much as we are! While many kids can’t get the excitement of costumes, trick-or-treating, and mounds of candy off their minds this October, it might be safe to say that you are haunted by the idea of all the potential cavities that could be lurking around the corner!

Taking measures to prevent cavities, not just around Halloween, but year round can save you and your wallet a lot of unnecessary stress. We found a great article that offers 11 healthy habits that can help your child, and yourself prevent those pesky cavities! Here are just a few:

  • Regular brushing and flossing: Brush at least twice a day, floss at least once a day.
  • Avoid frequent snacking: Constant snacking, particularly on sweets, provides the perfect environment for cavity-inducing bacteria to do their work. Limit snacking to healthy foods, and if your children can brush, or use water as a mouthwash after snacking, that’s even better.
  • Drink a lot of water: Water should be the beverage of choice. Bottled water is okay, but fluoridated tap water is best. Use a filter if you are concerned about the quality of your local tap water.
  • Avoid sticky foods: Items like fruit leathers, cookies and candies aren’t good choices for healthy teeth any day of the week.
  • Consider cheeses and nut butters: Nuts and cheese have ingredients that help remineralize our teeth, and can be good additions to a lunchbox. If you have a child with allergies, soy nut butter might possibly be an option. However, always be sure to check with your allergist first to be certain if soy nut butter is safe for your child to consume.

To read the full article CLICK HERE!

If you think you or your child might have a cavity, please give us a call.  (208) 373-0018. It’s always best to address the problem as early as possible, and we are happy to help!

To learn about tooth fillings offered at Brookdale Dental, visit our website.