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Boise Dentist Blog

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

Pregnancy and Dental Care

Pregnancy and Dental Care

Pregnancy and Dental Care Several of my patients have approached me recently with questions concerning dental care during pregnancy. Some of the common questions that arise are: Is dental treatment safe during pregnancy? Will anesthetics, medications, and x-rays be harmful to the baby?

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Reducing Dental Costs

Reducing Dental Costs

Five Ways to Reduce Dental Costs Receiving regular dental care is important to maintaining your oral and overall health. However, many people avoid visiting the dentist as often as they should because of money. This is often counterproductive because preventive dental treatment can actually reduce healthcare costs in the long run.

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Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Some people would do just about anything to avoid a visit to the dentist. Even though dental procedures generally aren't painful, just being examined can make people feel stressed. Most people can live with having some dental anxiety, but for those with dental phobia, the thought of a dental visit can be terrifying.

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New dental associate

New dental associate

We have exciting news!! Drs. Steven Bruce, Robert Ririe and Daniel Bruce have welcomed a new dental associate to their practice. Dr. Rosa Pothier will be seeing patients at both office locations – Boise Downtown Dental and Bay Pointe Dental Center.

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Sugar Consumption and Dental Health

Sugar Consumption and Dental Health

Sugar Consumption and Dental Health Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has waged war on excess  sugar consumption. In his new documentary, Jamie's Sugar Rush, he highlights the "devastating" effects sugar consumption is having on people's dental health. Of particular concern is how sugar is negatively impacting children's' oral health.

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Kids Who Snore

Kids Who Snore

The following article from Reuters Health discusses how sleep-disordered breathing can affect a child's school performance: Kids Who Snore May Have Poorer Grades in School By Larry Hand September 08, 2015  (Reuters Health) - Snoring and other breathing problems during sleep can put kids at risk for poorer performance in school, a new study confirms.

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Corporate Dental Companies

Corporate Dental Companies

Aspen Dental was recently fined $450,000 by the New York State Attorney General for illegal business practice. The list of offenses included operating dental offices as a chain and upselling patients to increase profits. The Attorney General's office claimed that patients' clinical care was being influenced by corporate management's policies, instead of being decided by licensed dental professionals.

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Pieces of plastic in your toothpaste?

Pieces of plastic in your toothpaste?

You may be unknowingly contributing to ocean pollution every time you brush your teeth or wash your face. Many personal care products and cosmetics contain small pieces of plastic called microbeads. These microbeads are not filtered out by wastewater treatment systems and end up in our waterways and oceans where they are consumed by fish and other marine wildlife.

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OSA and Anxiety and Depression

OSA and Anxiety and Depression

We have posted a lot of information over the years about the impact obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has on your health, and there continues to be more and more research regarding the link between sleep apnea and multiple health issues. A recent study published in the Journal of Research in Medical Sciences explored the link between OSA and anxiety and depression.

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Childrens Dental Health

Childrens Dental Health

February is National Children's Dental Health Month. Each year, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors this event to highlight the importance of good oral care for children. This year's campaign slogan is "Defeat Monster Mouth." Good oral hygiene and regular dental care are essential for every child's overall well-being.

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