There are those things you likely already know we offer when it comes to helping you with your smile health. You’re aware that we offer preventive care by having you come in for cleanings and checkups every six months. You know that we can help you when damage or disease arises, such as tooth decay, a broken tooth, etc. However, beyond the very obvious preventive and restorative solutions you’re expecting from most practices, did you know we go above and beyond with services that you might not expect? Let our Pella, IA practice discuss a few of them and you just might find yourself pleasantly enlightened!
You might have some uncertainty regarding dental care and fluoride use. You know that when we talk with you about the toothpaste and other products you use for effective dental hygiene, one of the items mentioned is toothpaste with fluoride as an ingredient. However, that doesn’t mean your mind isn’t occasionally swirling with related questions that cause you to sometimes feel unsure about this decision. Is fluoride really all it’s cracked up to be and what about those things you hear that make you think it’s a hazard? Let us answer these worries. Our Pella, IA team is happy to steer you back in the right direction with your hygiene.
When your teeth are crooked, your first concern may be how they impact your smile’s appearance. Because of that concern, many adult patients aren’t always excited about wearing braces to correct their teeth. Traditionally made from metal brackets and wires, orthodontic braces can even more noticeably affect your smile’s appearance until your treatment is completed. Fortunately, patients in Pella, IA, often have a more discreet and comfortable alternative thanks to advanced Invisalign® clear aligners. (more…)
When you brush your teeth extremely hard, what you think is happening may be something like this: You assume you’re getting rid of every last trace of plaque and debris, so you figure your smile is going to feel super slick and will actually be very clean. However, there’s a big discrepancy between what you think is going on and what you’re really doing to your oral health when you brush like this. Our major, overriding tip for you if you’re a hard brusher is to do a 180 and brush very gently instead. Why, you ask? Well, our Pella, IA team is ready to explain!
There may be those moments during which you think to yourself that while you know you’ve heard for your whole life dental cleanings are extremely important, you wonder why and whether it’s really true. You ask yourself what this aspect of prevention can really do for you or if it just helps make your teeth feel nice a smooth! The truth is, even though you only need to see us for a cleaning two days out of the entire year, these visits really are exceptionally beneficial for your oral health. Now that you know they’re truly necessary, you are likely still curious about the details. Our Pella, IA team is here to fill you in on some things you’ll be so happy to avoid when you keep up with professional care.
One of the things that helps you feel confident when speaking with other people (often in very close proximity) is knowing your breath smells okay. When you’re worried that it doesn’t, it can quickly cause you to feel like shrinking violet. Then, of course, if you know anything about oral health and what bad breath can mean for you, your smile radar may go off, letting you know that something could be wrong. So, where to begin to keep your smile smelling fresh (which lets you know your mouth is doing okay)? Let our Pella, IA team offer up some suggestions for protection that you may (or may not) already be putting in place!
You may have mixed feelings when you hear about dental crowns. On one hand, you feel appreciative that there is a restorative treatment that can fix your tooth, should you end up in serious need of a tooth rescue! On the other hand, you wonder if restoring your tooth with a crown is going to leave you with the structure and oral health that you want but without the look that you want. Then, of course, you hear that porcelain crowns are common and you have even more questions! Give our Pella, IA team a moment to get you all caught up on such details, so you recognize that today’s esthetically pleasing crowns offer you more than you might have imagined.