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Boise Dentist Blog

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

SMART Certified Dentists

SMART Certified Dentists

Dr. Rosa Pothier and Dr. Dan Bruce are both SMART certified to safely remove amalgam fillings! What is SMART? SMART is the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique, which is a set of safety measures to reduce mercury exposures during dental amalgam filling removal.

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HealthyStart Treatment

HealthyStart Treatment

What is HealthyStart™? The HealthyStart™ appliance is an advanced orthodontic/orthopedic device and is BPA, Silicone / Latex Free, FDA Cleared and American made. The HealthyStart™ treatment is safe, pain free, non-invasive and effective. It provides multiple benefits including straightening teeth without braces, helping develop proper oral habits, and addressing the root causes of sleep disordered breathing.

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Wow Cup

Wow Cup

If you are looking for a spill-free cup for your child, give the Wow Cup a try! It features a patented 360-degree "Even-Seal" drinking edge that automatically seals itself after a sip has been taken. The Wow Cup is also dentist approved because it supports natural oral development!

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Proganics All Natural Prophy Paste

Proganics All Natural Prophy Paste

We are excited to announce that we will soon be offering Proganics All Natural Prophy Paste ™ as an option during hygiene appointments. Proganics All Natural Prophy Paste ™ is a natural alternative to traditional fluoride and chemical based prophy paste.

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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.

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Oil Pulling

Oil Pulling

Oil pulling has been making headlines all over the internet recently. Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic technique which involves swishing oil around in the mouth for up to 20 minutes. It has had a resurgence in popularity in recent months, and the purported benefits include whiter teeth and improved oral and overall health.

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Dental Benefits of Wine

Dental Benefits of Wine

Good news for all those wine lovers out there! In addition to other health benefits, recent research suggests that red wine may also help promote dental health. Data from a recent study published in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistryshowed that red wine and grape seed extract could help protect against dental disease.

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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 obstructive sleep apnea also had obstructive sleep apnea.

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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.

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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 of 50.

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