Boise Dentist Blog

The professional blog of Doctors Dan Bruce, Steve Bruce, Rosa Pothier and Rob Ririe

OSA and Anxiety and Depression

OSA and Anxiety and Depression

We have posted a lot of information over the years about the impact obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has on your health, and there continues to be more and more research regarding the link between sleep apnea and multiple health issues. A recent study published in the Journal of Research in Medical Sciences...

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Childrens Dental Health

Childrens Dental Health

February is National Children's Dental Health Month. Each year, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors this event to highlight the importance of good oral care for children. This year's campaign slogan is "Defeat Monster Mouth."
Good oral hygiene and regular dental care are essential for every child's overall well-being. Poor...

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Sleep Apnea and Dementia

Sleep Apnea and Dementia

A new study suggests that sleep disturbances such as sleep apnea may contribute to the brain changes that precede dementia. While previous studies have shown an association between sleep apnea and dementia, this is the first study which may help to explain that relationship.

Sleep apnea causes interruptions...

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Oil Pulling

Oil Pulling

Oil pulling has been making headlines all over the internet recently. Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic technique which involves swishing oil around in the mouth for up to 20 minutes. It has had a resurgence in popularity in recent months, and the...

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Juice and Tooth Decay

Juice and Tooth Decay

There are a lot of beverage options available and some are better for your dental health than others. The link between sugary drinks like soda and dental caries is well established, but what about other drinks such as 100% juice? While 100% juice contains no added sugar, it does have...

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National Dental Hygiene Month

National Dental Hygiene Month

October is National Dental Hygiene month! Throughout the month, the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) is focusing on raising awareness about the importance of good oral health. Their message centers around the four components of good oral hygiene:

- brushing for two minutes twice a day

- flossing once a day

- rinsing with mouthwash

- chewing with...

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