Boise Dentist Blog

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

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

- flossing once a day

- rinsing with mouthwash

- chewing with...

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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...

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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. All you have to do is...

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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...

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Xylitol

Xylitol

Xylitol is a naturally occurring sugar substitute that is widely recognized for its dental and other health benefits. Xylitol is a five-carbon sugar alcohol found in fruits like plums, raspberries and strawberries; vegetables, such as lettuce and corncobs; and hard woods, like birch. It has 40% fewer calories than sugar...

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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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