Boise Dentist Blog

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

Sleep Deprivation

Sleep Deprivation

The Dangers of Losing Sleep

A recent article in the Huffington Post illustrates the devastating effects long and short term sleep loss can have on your body and mind. The article sites research from multiple sources, including the SLEEP journal, Carnegie Mellon University, University of California Berkley, and...

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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. All the patients were great behind the camera and...

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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...

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Do you hate CPAP?

Do you hate CPAP?

This is a misleading question and my answer will probably not be what you would expect for a dentist who treats sleep apnea with oral appliances.  Sleep apnea is a serious and often debilitating disease. 

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Sleep Apnea Success Story

Sleep Apnea Success Story

This blog post is meant to provide an example of how a typical patient with sleep apnea who wants an oral appliance goes through the process.  I will call this patient "Jane."  Typically our sleep apnea patients are referred to see us by their sleep physician, general physician, a friend, through...

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