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Boise Dentist Blog

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

January 2014 Newsletter

January 2014 Newsletter

News and Announcements Our office is growing and we are happy to welcome another team member! Shannon is our new receptionist at the Ustick office. Shannon grew up in Reno, NV and recently moved to Boise from Seattle. She and her husband, Barry, have been married for ten years and have three children.

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Video Testimonials

Video Testimonials

We have five new videos up on YouTube! One video is an introduction to the practice and the three dentists. The other four videos are patient testimonials about different dental services we provide, including Invisalign, veneers, and sleep apnea oral appliances.

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Periodontal Disease and OSA

Periodontal Disease and OSA

Several recent research studies have reported a link between chronic periodontal disease and obstructive sleep apnea. Both conditions are relatively common and are associated with a systemic inflammatory response. One large, population based study published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology revealed that between 77% and 79% of subjects with obstructive sleep apnea also had obstructive sleep apnea.

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Food Drive

Food Drive

We love living and working in the Treasure Valley and want to give back to the community! In honor of Thanksgiving, our office is holding a food drive for the Idaho Foodbank. Throughout the month of November, Drs. Bruce, Ririe, and Bruce will donate 5 pounds of food for each new patient we see and 1 pound of food for each new "

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Dental Herb Company

Dental Herb Company

Our office has recently started carrying products from The Dental Herb Company. These all natural products do not contain any alcohol, chemicals, SLS, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or preservatives. They are made in the U.S. and not tested on animals. The Dental Herb Company Tooth & Gums System includes tooth and gum tonic, paste, spritz, and under the gums irrigant.

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Blizzident Toothbrush

Blizzident Toothbrush

The World's Craziest Toothbrush The future of tooth brushing is here! The Blizzident toothbrush is made from 3D scanning and 3D printing and is shaped exactly like your teeth. The manufacturer claims that the Blizzident can clean all of your teeth in only 6 seconds.

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Recent Patient Comments

Recent Patient Comments

Here are some of the recent comments we have received from our patients: "Thanks so much for getting me in so quickly! As always, professional and friendly! I'm so glad I was referred to this practice years ago and will continue to refer my friends and family.

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Dental Treatment During Pregnancy

Dental Treatment During Pregnancy

New recommendations from The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists address concerns about the safety of having dental treatment during pregnancy. The College states that dental cleanings, x-rays, and local anesthesia are safe during pregnancy. Furthermore, ob-gyns are encouraged to emphasize the importance of oral health to all their patients, including pregnant patients.

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Diet Soda vs. Drugs

Diet Soda vs. Drugs

A recent study published in the journal General Dentistry, claimed that diet soda can have the same effect on your teeth as methamphetamine and crack cocaine! Pretty scary, right? The case study compared the oral health of three participants - one who drank two liters of diet soda daily for three to five years, a 51-year old crack user, and a 29-year old methamphetamine addict.

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Tooth Whitening

Tooth Whitening

"Whitening" is any process that makes the teeth appear whiter. This can be achieved in two different ways. Some products bleach the tooth and actually change the natural tooth color. On the other hand, non-bleaching whitening products contain agents that work by physical or chemical action to help remove surface stains only.

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