Category: Preventive Dentistry

See Us Pre-Holiday If You Think There’s A Problem

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… 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 »

3 Types Of Issues Leading To Loose Teeth

Unless you’re a little kid who is losing your first set of teeth, you know that when your adult teeth wiggle or feel unstable, something isn’t quite as it is meant to be. Of course, we don’t want you to feel alarmed or as though there isn’t help. Our Pella, IA team is here to… Read more »

Final Few Months Of 2018: What’s Left To Do?

We know it’s hard to believe that there are only a few months left within the 2018 year. Didn’t it just begin? Weren’t you finally getting used to writing 2018 on official documents? Well, believe it or not, it really is that time of year again. Of course, before the hustle and bustle of holiday… Read more »

Why, Despite Your Efforts, Your Teeth Don’t Feel Clean  

Of course, you’re a good patient! You brush your teeth and you floss. You do what you’re instructed by our Pella, IA team because you feel strongly about maintaining a smile that’s healthy, so you enjoy your teeth and your gums and your entire smile for many years to come. However, even though you feel… Read more »

Fluoride: Shoulds And Shouldn’ts For Your Dental Care

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… Read more »

What Really Happens When You Brush Crazy Hard

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… Read more »