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Boise Dentist Blog

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

Medical vs. Dental Radiation

Medical vs. Dental Radiation

This morning I came across an article on Yahoo! News discussing the overuse of radiation in medical patients, http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100614/ap_on_he_me/us_med_overtreated_radiation.  I am relieved that this subject is finally getting some mainstream attention, because hopefully risk-assessment will be used more in determining who gets radiographs and who doesn't.

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The affects of sugar and artificial sugars on your whole body

The affects of sugar and artificial sugars on your whole body

In this blog post, I decided to interview Dr. Angela House, a family physician in Eagle who focuses on nutrition. Many of the things that occur in our bodies affect different biologic systems. For example, smoking can affect both the lungs and periodontal structures of the mouth.

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Excessive grinding (Occlusal disease)

Excessive grinding (Occlusal disease)

With the advent of community water fluoridation and other advances in dental health care, people are keeping their teeth longer.  Because of this (and the stressful pace many people live their lives at) I have seen more problems from chronic teeth grinding.

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Treating symptoms vs. looking at the real problems in dentistry

Treating symptoms vs. looking at the real problems in dentistry

Yesterday I saw a patient with a tooth that needed a root canal.  It was on a back molar and I noticed that the tooth on the other side had had a root canal earlier.  The immediate treatment was to perform a root canal to get the patient out of pain.

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