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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.

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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 purported benefits include whiter teeth and improved oral and overall health.

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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 a lot of natural sugar.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Dental Benefits of Wine

Dental Benefits of Wine

Good news for all those wine lovers out there! In addition to other health benefits, recent research suggests that red wine may also help promote dental health. Data from a recent study published in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistryshowed that red wine and grape seed extract could help protect against dental disease.

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Sleep Deprivation

Sleep Deprivation

The Dangers of Losing Sleep A recent article in the Huffington Post illustrates the devastating effects long and short term sleep loss can have on your body and mind. The article sites research from multiple sources, including the SLEEP journal, Carnegie Mellon University, University of California Berkley, and Harvard Medical School.

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Toothsavers

Toothsavers

New Gaming App Inspires Kids to Brush Two Minutes, Twice a Day! In an effort to motivate parents and caregivers to take action to reduce their children’s risk of oral disease, the Ad Council and The Partnership for Health Mouths, Healthy Lives have released a new, free mobile gaming app called Toothsavers.

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We Drink Water

We Drink Water

Drink Water is an organization that promotes drinking water instead of sugar-filled energy drinks and colas. It was started by two professional snowboarders, Bryan and Austin, who wanted to voice their opinions about companies heavily marketing their unhealthy drinks to children.

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