Boise Dentist Blog

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

Teens and Oral Health

Teens and Oral Health

Teenagers and Oral Health Challenges

The back to school season makes life crazy for everyone. How does this affect oral health for teenagers?

It’s a crazy time! With so much to think about, it’s important that proper and thorough brushing and flossing is not lost in...

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Dentures or Implants?

Dentures or Implants?

Dentures or Implants?

For many patients looking to replace missing teeth, the choice typically comes down to dentures versus dental implants — both of which have pro's and con's.

To find out which option is best, ask...

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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Teeth Removal: What You Can Expect

Just the phrase "wisdom teeth removal" is enough to make your mouth hurt, but do you actually know what to expect during and after the procedure? Taking the...

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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...

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Single tooth anterior implant using a 3d CT scan

Single tooth anterior implant using a 3d CT scan

This week I was able to complete a long treatment process that started with a cracked front tooth.  Jeff originally had a root canal on his front tooth 25 years ago after trauma to the tooth.  He then had a crown which matched fairly well, but not perfectly.  Also, notice...

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Anterior Dental Implant

Anterior Dental Implant

This patient had a previous root canal treated tooth that failed and became loose.  The tooth had been splinted to the other two teeth.  We extracted the tooth and placed an implant with a ceramic crown.  Note the discoloration in the other central incisor.  The patient may decide to correct...

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