Category: Dental Checkup

Don’t Skip Dental Appointments When Your Smile Seems Clean

Do you often find yourself tempted to skip out on dental appointments, because your smile already seems healthy? Not all dental problems are easily spotted, so just because the smile seems okay it doesn’t mean it is. Furthermore, skipping key preventive care can greatly increase the risk that you will develop dental cavities and other… Read more »

Q&A: Dental Checkup Confusion

When it comes time to schedule a dental checkup, are you certain that you should contact us? Or, do you experience some trepidation because you aren’t quite sure about when you should be visiting us or when you shouldn’t? Perhaps you have just seen us for an exam but think something has gone wrong with… Read more »

Your Preventive Dentist’s Tips for a Dynamite Smile: Part Two

Great smiles begin at home, with excellent dental hygiene and a well-balanced diet. But they don’t end there. On the contrary, smiles also need regular dental visits, to make sure there aren’t any threats to their beauty or health. Taking wonderful care of your smile through brushing and flossing is a great first step on… Read more »

5 Reasons to Visit the Dentist Twice a Year

As long as you brush your teeth twice a day and remember to floss, you may think there’s no reason to visit the dentist. Wrong! Just because you’re keeping up with your at-home dental hygiene routine and not experiencing a toothache doesn’t mean you should be skipping your twice-yearly dental check-ups and cleanings. Appointments with… Read more »

8 Easy Ways to Prevent Tooth Decay & Gum Disease

Tooth decay and gum disease are the most prevalent dental diseases amongst both children and adults. They are also two of the most easily prevented diseases. Tooth decay starts with the erosion of your tooth enamel and leads to holes in your teeth, called cavities. If left untreated, these cavities worsen and the entire tooth… Read more »

Do you Know the Right Type of Floss to Buy?

Dental self-care products are sometimes overwhelming. Sure, it’s great to have so many options, but sometimes too many choices can leave you feeling confused. Just because you’ve seen commercials for one brand, does that make it the best? Should you go by a friend’s recommendation? How about asking your dentist? No matter who you speak… Read more »

Pella Dentist on Treating TMJ Earaches

Do you suffer from chronic earaches? If you have persistent ear pain, you may need to see your Pella dentist. Many people suffer from constant ear and headaches might be experiencing symptoms of a common, and painful, dental problem. TMJ disorder causes a popping in the jaw and make eating and talking difficult. This issue… Read more »