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Boise Dentist Blog

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

Tooth Staining

Tooth Staining

7 Surprising Foods That Are Staining Your Teeth Wine, coffee and tea–it's the trifecta of tooth-staining foods that almost everyone knows to avoid in order to protect their pearly whites. These beverages, however, are just the beginning of a long list of foods that can sabotage your smile, and chances are that many are flying undetected right under your very nose!

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Understanding Dental Veneers

Understanding Dental Veneers

Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished you could enhance the color, shape, size, or length of your teeth to achieve your perfect smile? With veneers, you actually can! So, what exactly are veneers, what problems do they fix, what is the process for applying them and what advantages are associated with this solution?

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Recent Patient Testimonials

Recent Patient Testimonials

Here's what our patients are say about Boise Dentist BRB Integrative Dentistry:  "Dr. Bruce and his staff are always understanding and eager to accommodate my dental anxiety. Today they provided comfortable high quality headphones to use with my personal playlist and distract from the drilling sounds.

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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.

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Tooth Whitening

Tooth Whitening

"Whitening" is any process that makes the teeth appear whiter. This can be achieved in two different ways. Some products bleach the tooth and actually change the natural tooth color. On the other hand, non-bleaching whitening products contain agents that work by physical or chemical action to help remove surface stains only.

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Did you know our office provides Invisalign?

Did you know our office provides Invisalign?

For those of you who have heard about Invisalign, but aren't quite sure what it is, this post is for you! Invisalign is a system of clear retainers that move the teeth in small increments. This form of treatment has several advantages vs.

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Case Study - Functional and Esthetic anterior crowns

Case Study - Functional and Esthetic anterior crowns

Below is another case involving cosmetic porcelain crowns.  Our patient had been dealing with old fillings and discolored teeth for a long time.  He also wanted to correct the discrepancy between the widths of the two central incisors.   Our treatment consisted of minor orthodontics with a retainer to move the lower anterior teeth into position.

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A brand new smile!

A brand new smile!

This patient had several problems she wanted to address.  She felt her teeth were too dark, too short and she showed too much gum when she smiled.  She has had dental work as needed over the years and ended up with different materials and colors in her mouth (see upper right photo).

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Predictible Cosmetic Dentistry, day 1 report at the Dawson course

Predictible Cosmetic Dentistry, day 1 report at the Dawson course

I just finished the first day of the "Predictable Cosmetic Dentistry" course in Denver.  This course is put on by the Dawson Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida.  The Dawson Institute focuses on functional and esthetics when doing dentistry.  When we, as dentists, work on front teeth there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration.

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