Category: Healthy Living

Is Your Diet Damaging Your Dental Health?

Are you a self-described health nut, who has taken many steps over the past few months or even years to lead a healthier lifestyle? If so, one of the first things you may have done is overhaul your diet. While it is always a good idea to move away from greasy foods, and to adopt… Read more »

Avoid These 10 Foods to Prevent Tooth Decay

We all know that a healthy diet contributes greatly to our internal health and physical fitness, but did you consider how your diet impacts your dental health too? Tooth decay and gum disease are the most common diseases amongst adults, and your overall well-being is compromised when disease develops (and worsens) in your mouth. Fortunately,… Read more »

Pella Dentists Discuss Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Your Pella dentists care about each of their patients and work for their long-term overall health as well as their dental health. In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month during the month of November, Dr. Allen and Dr. Neumann share some facts about lung cancer. According to the Mayo Clinic, lung cancer is the leading cause… Read more »

Q and A with your Pella Dentists: Power of Fluoride

Your Pella dentists Dr. Allen and Dr. Neumann believe in the power of fluoride in preventing and even reversing tooth decay. The use of fluoride in fluoridated community water is responsible for a significant drop in tooth decay in the US and other industrialized nations around the world. Fluoride can be administered through drinking fluoridated… Read more »

Three Tips for Oral Health During Cancer Treatment

As family dentists, Dr. Allen and Dr. Neumann are particularly sensitive to the needs of the family unit. That is why they strongly support the goal of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. Your Pella dentists understand that when a mother, daughter, or aunt is diagnosed with breast cancer, the whole family is affected. They… Read more »

Calm Yourself! Tips for Coping With Dental Anxiety

As dental professionals, we understand that not all of our patients share our passion for dentistry. And we know it’s nothing personal when they express anxiety or even fear when coming into our Pella, IA family dentist office. Dr. Allen and Dr. Neumann have several years of experience treating anxious patients of all ages, ensuring… Read more »

What is the Treatment for Dry Mouth?

Dry is great if you’re trying to stay out of the rain. Dry is not so great when you’re talking about something you eat. This is because the moist environment inside our mouths is not made for dryness. Unfortunately, many people do complain of a legitimate dental condition called dry mouth that lasts far beyond… Read more »

Pella General Dentist: Keeping a Kissable Mouth

When the weather grows cold, many people look for someone to help keep them warm. Perhaps that warmth might lead to a kiss. This time of year also provides ample opportunities for patients to ask dates to holiday parties and work functions. Before you start asking for dates from everyone in sight, we recommend that… Read more »

Why There Is Fluoride in the Water

Every time you brush your teeth, visit your Pella dentist, or drink tap water, you are probably coming into contact with fluoride. Fluoride is often discussed in the dental world, but do you really know where it comes from, or how it benefits your teeth? Your Pella dentist is here to give you a brief… Read more »