Boise Dentist Blog

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

Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Some people would do just about anything to avoid a visit to the dentist. Even though dental procedures generally aren't painful, just being examined can make people feel stressed. Most people can live with having some dental anxiety, but for those with dental phobia, the thought of...

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New dental associate

New dental associate

We have exciting news!!

Drs. Steven Bruce, Robert Ririe and Daniel Bruce have welcomed a new dental associate to their practice. Dr. Rosa Pothier will be seeing patients at both office locations – Boise Downtown Dental and Bay Pointe Dental Center. Dr. Pothier is a general dentist whose...

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Sugar Consumption and Dental Health

Sugar Consumption and Dental Health

Sugar Consumption and Dental Health

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has waged war on excess  sugar consumption. In his new documentary, Jamie's Sugar Rush, he highlights the "devastating" effects sugar consumption is having on people's dental health. Of particular concern is how sugar is negatively impacting children's' oral health.

According to Dr. Nigel...

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Kids Who Snore

Kids Who Snore

The following article from Reuters Health discusses how sleep-disordered breathing can affect a child's school performance:

Kids Who Snore May Have Poorer Grades in School

By Larry Hand
September 08, 2015 

(Reuters Health) - Snoring and other breathing problems during sleep can put kids at risk for poorer performance...

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Corporate Dental Companies

Corporate Dental Companies

Aspen Dental was recently fined $450,000 by the New York State Attorney General for illegal business practice. The list of offenses included operating dental offices as a chain and upselling patients to increase profits. The Attorney General's office claimed that patients' clinical care was being influenced by corporate management's policies, instead...

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Pieces of plastic in your toothpaste?

Pieces of plastic in your toothpaste?

You may be unknowingly contributing to ocean pollution every time you brush your teeth or wash your face. Many personal care products and cosmetics contain small pieces of plastic called microbeads. These microbeads are not filtered out by wastewater treatment systems and end up in our waterways and oceans where they...

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