When we encounter patients who cannot consume dairy or who lead vegan lifestyles, one of the key questions that pops up in regard to smile health includes: How am I going to get enough calcium? While it may seem complex at first glance, the truth is that drinking a tall glass of cow’s milk, eating cheese, etc., are not the only ways you get your calcium. In fact, many foods are full of this mineral that you truly do need to promote a smile that is healthy and that stays that way! Consider your options and, if you have remaining questions, remember to check in with our Pella, IA team!
You might not like admitting it to yourself and as a result, to us, but sometimes you need a review for your dental care. You know that you should brush, floss, and more but in some instances, it’s nice to walk through a quick refresher regarding the basics. That way, you don’t find yourself standing in the bathroom, about to brush your teeth, with a head full of questions about the details of brushing, the particulars of flossing, and more. With a bit of extra insight from our Pella, IA team, we can often help all areas of your care go more smoothly!
You have likely begun to master preventive care for yourself, which you know includes brushing, flossing, and seeing us at our Pella, IA practice for your cleanings and checkups. Of course, you know that your kids require a similar type of approach for prevention that works every day and in the long-run. What you may not feel quite as sure about is whether your kiddos may need some special stuff that your smile doesn’t, since yours is already all done growing. Let’s get started with some things to keep in mind for those grins, which we can further explain the next time we see you and your family!
Heading out to pick up some dental care items for yourself (and possibly for a significant other or your whole family) can seem like a trip that will take just a few minutes. However, when you come to the realization that you’re looking and shelves and shelves full of different (yet strangely similar) options, it can be very confusing. So, how to make shopping easier, to pick up everything you need, to address the preferences of your kids, to know if you’re making a good choice or a bad choice, and more, you think to yourself? Our Pella, IA team can offer pre-shopping help!
When we talk with patients about TMJ health, we often find that this is an area of care that is rarely considered. Of course, our patients in Pella, IA think a lot about keeping their smiles clean, free of stains, free of cavities, and they even consider their gum health! Jaw joints, on the other hand, are functional in nature, their problems disconnected from dental hygiene and therefore, often overlooked. Allow us to remind you why you should keep jaw health from falling through the cracks and you’ll be glad for the education down the line!
When you see us, you learn you need a dental filling, and then you go home, there are many ways life can unfold from there in regard to your oral health. You might take care of matters instantly, calling us up to schedule your restorative visit, then coming in for the treatment. You might wait a few weeks. You might wait several months. You might even decide to pretend you never even heard us say the word “cavity,” as you go back to life as usual (just without dental care). From our Pella, IA team’s perspective, the first of those options, in which you schedule your appointment immediately, is the wisest. Find out why!
We know that particularly if you have never required any type of care specifically for your periodontal health before, finding out that we recommend periodontal treatment for your smile can feel somewhat startling. You may even begin to feel scared off by the notion of it, particularly if you read unreliable information online or talk with individuals who tell you stories about their experiences. Here’s what you should remember: The care that we provide to help you with all manner of gum health concerns is absolutely something that is approachable and that our Pella, IA team is sure you will be happy to have received. Now, let’s get down to the reasons we feel this way!