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Boise Dentist Blog

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

SMART Certified Dentists

SMART Certified Dentists

Dr. Rosa Pothier and Dr. Dan Bruce are both SMART certified to safely remove amalgam fillings! What is SMART? SMART is the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique, which is a set of safety measures to reduce mercury exposures during dental amalgam filling removal.

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Tips to Reduce Your Child's Dental Anxiety

Tips to Reduce Your Child's Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is prevalent among young children and, in many cases, can stem from an adult's own dental fears (whether you recognize them or not). If left unmanaged, going to the dentist can become an unpleasant ordeal for children. But it doesn't have to be that way!

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HealthyStart Treatment

HealthyStart Treatment

What is HealthyStart™? The HealthyStart™ appliance is an advanced orthodontic/orthopedic device and is BPA, Silicone / Latex Free, FDA Cleared and American made. The HealthyStart™ treatment is safe, pain free, non-invasive and effective. It provides multiple benefits including straightening teeth without braces, helping develop proper oral habits, and addressing the root causes of sleep disordered breathing.

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Dr. Bruce is Retiring!

Dr. Bruce is Retiring!

To my valued patients, I am writing to you today with both a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction but also a sense of sadness.   I am excited to to tell you that I have decided to retire from the active practice of dentistry at the end of this year.

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Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants

Parents often have questions about dental sealants and if they are a good option for their child. Why Dental Sealant May Be Necessary Teaching your child to brush and floss properly (and regularly) can take some time, but it doesn't take long for harmful plaque and bacteria to damage teeth.

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Dry Mouth

Dry Mouth

A dental epidemic is brewing, and it's called Xerostomia, or "Dry Mouth". It sounds innocuous enough, and perhaps that is why many people affected by the problem fail to treat it, or detect it altogether. But it's nothing to scoff at, especially considering that extreme cases of this widespread problem include difficulty swallowing, speaking, and in some instances, bacterial or fungal infection.

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Tooth Staining

Common Tooth Staining Foods

7 Surprising Foods That Are Staining Your Teeth Wine, coffee and tea–it's the trifecta of tooth-staining foods that almost everyone knows to avoid in order to protect their pearly whites. These beverages, however, are just the beginning of a long list of foods that can sabotage your smile, and chances are that many are flying undetected right under your very nose!

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Understanding Dental Veneers

Understanding Dental Veneers

Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished you could enhance the color, shape, size, or length of your teeth to achieve your perfect smile? With veneers, you actually can! So, what exactly are veneers, what problems do they fix, what is the process for applying them and what advantages are associated with this solution?

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Women in Dentistry

Women in Dentistry

There’s no doubt that the face of dentistry is rapidly evolving. Historically, it has been a male dominated profession but that standard has been shifting with increasing numbers of women choosing to pursue a career as a dentist. According to a 2016 article published by the American Dental Association, only 1.

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Teens and Oral Health

Teens and Oral Health

Teenagers and Oral Health Challenges The back to school season makes life crazy for everyone. How does this affect oral health for teenagers? It’s a crazy time! With so much to think about, it’s important that proper and thorough brushing and flossing is not lost in the morning routine.

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