Boise Dentist Blog

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

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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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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