Boise Dentist Blog

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

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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Bedwetting in Children With Sleep Apnea

Bedwetting in Children With Sleep Apnea

Research shows that some children with sleep apnea who also wet the bed can be helped by tonsil and/or adenoid removal. One study demonstrated that fifty percent of children with sleep apnea who were bedwetters stopped wetting the bed after surgery to remove their tonsils and/or adenoids. Those children whose...

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Dr. Dan Named an ABDSM Diplomate

Dr. Dan Named an ABDSM Diplomate

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Dan Bruce has recently become an American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) Diplomate. The ABDSM board is the leading organization for dentists who treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy. Earning Diplomate status...

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Dental Benefits of Wine

Dental Benefits of Wine

Good news for all those wine lovers out there! In addition to other health benefits, recent research suggests that red wine may also help promote dental health. Data from a recent study published in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of...

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Sleep Deprivation

Sleep Deprivation

The Dangers of Losing Sleep

A recent article in the Huffington Post illustrates the devastating effects long and short term sleep loss can have on your body and mind. The article sites research from multiple sources, including the SLEEP journal, Carnegie Mellon University, University of California Berkley, and...

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Toothsavers

Toothsavers

New Gaming App Inspires Kids to Brush Two Minutes, Twice a Day!

In an effort to motivate parents and caregivers to take action to reduce their children’s risk of oral disease, the Ad Council and The Partnership for Health Mouths, Healthy Lives have released a new, free mobile...

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