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Pella Residents: Test Your Dental Knowledge

How well do you know your teeth? Like everything else, we don’t truly appreciate something until it’s gone. Any patient who has experienced tooth loss can tell you how much they miss their teeth. Patients with missing teeth might also tell you how difficult life can be without them. To help our patients better understand… Read more »

Pella Dentist Discusses Bad Dental Habits

Are you destroying your teeth with common bad habits? Many of our patients are surprised to learn how certain behaviors affect their oral health. Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime. They are strong enough to endure the daily functions of masticating food but certain habitual behaviors can impede your teeth’s ability to function… Read more »

Heart Health Misconceptions in Pella, Iowa

Since February is designated as Heart Health Awareness month, Dr. Jeffrey Allen and our staff at Allen Family Dentistry would like to dispel some common misconceptions about heart health. We take an interest in the overall health of every patient we treat. Your general wellbeing is very important to Dr. Allen and our staff. Below… Read more »

Tips for Valentine’s Day from Allen Family Dentistry

Valentine’s Day celebrations go back for centuries. In fact, Ancient Romans celebrated a similar holiday on February 14th  to worship the Roman goddess of love and marriage. Over the years, Valentine’s Day caught on in Europe.  King Henry VII declared February 14th as Valentine’s Day in 1537. Ever since, people around the world have celebrated… Read more »

Children’s Oral Hygiene in Pella, Iowa

At Allen Family Dentistry, the oral health of our younger patients is very important to us. Establishing proper oral hygiene habits with children is essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums throughout adulthood. As firm believers in preventive dentistry, we strive to educate our patients so that they can avoid potentially costly and invasive procedures… Read more »

Should I Chew Gum or Mints to Treat My Bad Breath?

When bad breath springs itself on you, what should you do? You could always carry a toothbrush and toothpaste in your bag, or you could carry bad breath fighters such as gum or mints. Beside the fact the carrying around gum or mints is much more convenient than a complete oral hygienic kit, they are… Read more »

Help Reduce the Risk of Tooth Decay

We all want healthy teeth. The easiest way to do this is to make sure to brush and floss twice a day and make a trip to the dentist for regular dental checkups and cleanings once every six months. Another way to help lower the risk of tooth decay is the application of a fluoride… Read more »

2011 Holiday Gift Giving Season

Give the Best Gift This Season The 2011 holiday season is here, and there’s still time to get the perfect gift for everyone. Don’t succumb to giving your special one a gift card—even if the gift is a little offbeat, getting an actual gift means a lot. Dr. Allen can help you give your loved… Read more »

Prevention During Flu Season

Pneumonia Did you know that pneumonia doesn’t have a season like the flu does? Although pneumonia is a risk throughout the entire year, pneumonia is easier to contract when you are already sick. Thus pneumonia is a bigger risk during flu season, especially if you get the flu or even if you get a cold…. Read more »