Boise Dentist Blog

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

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...

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Nutrition and Dental Health

Nutrition and Dental Health

Nutrition and Dental Health

By: Carmen Oldenburg, MA, CHES

Guest author Carmen Oldenburg is a Health Educator and Mind/Body Specialist and helps patients with lifestyle education and health and wellness coaching.

Poor nutrition affects the entire immune system, thereby increasing susceptibility to many disorders. People with...

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Healthy mouth = healthy body (The proof)

Healthy mouth = healthy body (The proof)

There have been a number of potential links between oral hygiene and general health.  This blog post is a report of a health survey in Scotland that looked at the link between oral hygiene and cardiovascular disease events.  The survey was of 11,869 men and women with an average age...

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The affects of sugar and artificial sugars on your whole body

The affects of sugar and artificial sugars on your whole body

In this blog post, I decided to interview Dr. Angela House, a family physician in Eagle who focuses on nutrition.  Many of the things that occur in our bodies affect different biologic systems.  For example, smoking can affect both the lungs and periodontal structures of the mouth.  Refined sugars are...

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Excessive grinding (Occlusal disease)

Excessive grinding (Occlusal disease)

With the advent of community water fluoridation and other advances in dental health care, people are keeping their teeth longer.  Because of this (and the stressful pace many people live their lives at) I have seen more problems from chronic teeth grinding.  This can result in many symptoms:

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