Category: Patient Education

Smile Care Questions That Start With “When”  

There are different types of questions that will crop up over the years, when you’re providing smile care for yourself. Sometimes, they’ll begin with the word “what.” For instance, you’ll ask what should I use to brush with or what is happening with my gums? You may end up with “who” questions, “how” questions, and… Read more »

Gingivitis: Confusion And Clarification!

When it comes down to it, gingivitis isn’t the clearest of oral diseases to figure out. You won’t necessarily simply wake up one morning with a completely obvious sign that you’re dealing with gum disease and that you need to see our Pella, IA team immediately. You may also be somewhat fuzzy on the particulars… Read more »

Calcium For Your Smile Health: When You Don’t Do Dairy

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… Read more »

Holiday Time: It Can Be A Real Nail Biter!

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… Read more »

Targeting Oral Health Habits: Cold And Flu Season

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… Read more »

Insurance: Use It Up Before The Year Is Up!

As you know, we’re about to say our final goodbyes to 2017 as we welcome in a bright and shiny new year. Did you realize that in many cases, the dental insurance benefits you’re relying on and paying for in the current year aren’t going to hang around once 2018 comes around? If not, it’s… Read more »

Q&A: Do I Need A New Tooth?

Why is there an open space in your smile? Did you lose a tooth due to trauma? Did you have a dental extraction performed on a wisdom tooth? Maybe you had one performed on a very diseased tooth or one that was the casualty of periodontal disease. As you have noticed, there is a diverse… Read more »