Boise Dentist Blog

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

Does whitening damage the enamel of my teeth?

Does whitening damage the enamel of my teeth?

I recently was at a birthday party and one of the out of town guests asked me if whitening damages enamel on teeth.  I have been asked this question a couple of times, so here is the answer-

I can only speak for the whitening systems we use, but...

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All porcelain crowns

All porcelain crowns

When a patient needs are crown, there are 3 possible options.  First, there are gold crowns.  Gold crowns are strong and kind to opposing teeth.  They wear at close to the same rate as enamel and I have only seen one fracture (after 30 years of use).  Functionally, gold is...

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Advantages of implants

Advantages of implants

I have talked to two people in our practice in the last week about dental implants.  These people questioned whether or not they really needed to replace a missing tooth anyway.  Here is my response: There are two types of bone in your jaw--cortical and alveolar bone.  Alveolar bone is what...

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Boise Zoom! Whitening for Weddings

Boise Zoom! Whitening for Weddings

We recently had a patient come in who was getting married in 3 days.  He wanted to have his teeth whitened fast and so they looked great.  We recommended Zoom! whitening.  Zoom! whitening uses a high-concentration whitening gel and an activation light to get the teeth shades whiter in...

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Garden City Community Clinic

Garden City Community Clinic

Last Friday I volunteered for the first time at the Garden City Community Health Clinic run by Genesis Medical.  I didn't quite know what to expect as far a facilities or patients, but every part of the experience was very pleasant.  The facilities at the clinic are well supplied, the...

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Silent Dental Disease

Silent Dental Disease

Yesterday, we saw someone who moved to Boise a couple of years ago.  He did not see a dentist as he was getting settled and then never got around to it after that.  He came to us with a complaint of high sensitivity to cold and sweets.  These symptoms started...

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