Boise Dentist Blog

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

How to Choose and Care for Your Toothbrush

How to Choose and Care for Your Toothbrush

Choosing the right toothbrush, caring for it, and knowing when to replace it are all important components of achieving and maintaining good oral health. The following post provides some tips and recommendations for choosing and caring for your toothbrush.

 Choosing the Right Toothbrush

The toothbrush aisle at any store can...

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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? What are things I...

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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...

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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.

According to Dr. Nigel...

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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...

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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. Poor...

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