Losing one or more teeth can be life-changing for your smile. Unless you replace them, the loss could have long-lasting effects on the health and quality of your smile. Fortunately, we offer patients several different options for rebuilding their smiles at our Pella, IA, dental office. For example, we can help many patients address the most serious impacts of tooth loss, including the loss of their teeth roots, by custom-designing the right dental implant-supported restoration. (more…)
What are you missing out on by leaving your smile incomplete? The loss of even one tooth can spell trouble, because it can create cosmetic concerns, and functional complications. In other words, a single gap in your smile can make you unhappy with how you look, while also making it harder to bite and chew. The problem also leads to issues because you can have less support for remaining teeth, which means more losses may occur. If you want to enjoy a dental prosthetic with an impressive degree of support, you can talk to your Pella, IA dentist’s office about a dental implant-supported prosthetic. (more…)
There are so many ways to approach your resolutions for the upcoming new year! When the focus of your promises to “do even better” in the future includes dental care, well … our Pella, IA team happens to have an easy idea that will help you plan and remember those thoughts you have as you go into 2019. Take a quick stroll through oral health resolutions that follow an A-B-C-D pattern and you’ll be set up for a year that offers exceptional smile health!
When we work our way closer and closer to Christmas and holiday celebrations, all of those things merry and bright that let us feel cozy are still there, of course! However, the final details, the stress, the planning, and more begin to come into much clearer focus! The holiday season can become a real “nail biter!” While this figurative term, meaning the whole experience can cause some serious tension, may be quite fitting for you thus far, our Pella, IA team reminds you that you shouldn’t let this drive you to literal nail biting! Why not, you ask? Well, because it can be really bad for oral health (and your complete health, too!). Find out more about why this is the case.
Do you think there may be something happening in your mouth that isn’t exactly the way it should be? Are you worried that you may have the beginnings of a cavity and you probably need a filling but part of you keeps wanting to wait until after the holidays? No matter what the particular worry is, we urge you to rethink your goal of trying to just hold on until the holidays have passed. Unfortunately, if you choose this route, you may regret it! Consider our Pella, IA team’s reasons we feel you should make time to see us as soon as you can if you have even the slightest inkling that you require pre-holiday dental care for your oral health.
Did you know that avoiding the common cold and the flu this year is often something that your oral health habits can impact? It’s true! Of course, you hear that you shouldn’t share food with others, you should be careful when you touch door handles and more by washing your hands and keeping your fingers out of your mouth, and that you should stay warm, eat healthy, and drink lots of water! So, what does your smile have to do with it, you wonder? Our Pella, IA team is happy to fill you in on the (very simple yet effective) particulars!
You might feel worried quite often about tooth decay. It may be the thing that lingers in the back of your mind as you brush your teeth, floss your teeth, and as you’re lying in our chair receiving your cleaning and checkup. We understand that, particularly if you’re a perfectionist, you see a cavity as a sort of failure. However, we remind you that you don’t have to have a negative outlook! Why not? Well, because they’re nothing to feel scared of. Our Pella, IA team can fill you in on what makes them “no big deal,” assuming you do your best to keep your smile clean and treat any issues the crop up. Trust us, you’ll feel much better with just a little more information.