Boise Dentist Blog

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

Tooth Whitening Options

Tooth Whitening Options

We have received a number of questions lately about tooth whitening, such as: will it be sensitive, how long will it take, how white will my teeth get, how is whitening at the dentist different from over-the-counter whitening products?  These are all good questions and we wanted to give a...

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New Antibiotic Prophylaxis

New Antibiotic Prophylaxis

As of April 2007, the American Heart Association guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis were changed to include only those patients at greatest risk for bacterial endocarditis.  This means that if you needed antibiotics prior to dental treatment in the past, it is a good idea to speak with your physician to see...

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Preventative

Preventative

Cleanings Plaque, or the sticky film of bacteria that cover your teeth, is the primary causative factor of gum disease and caries. When plaque stays on the teeth for long periods of time and interacts with saliva calculus (tartar) forms. Brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day...

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