Tag: cosmetic dentist pella

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

A veneer, in any sense, is a thin, often decorative piece of material that’s placed on top of a stronger, sturdier substance. Porcelain veneers, commonly referred to as dental porcelain laminates, are wafer-thin shells of lifelike dental porcelain that change the shape, size, and color of cosmetically-blemished teeth. While most cosmetic and other dentistry options… Read more »

Pella Dentist Answers Porcelain Veneers FAQs

What makes up veneers? Dental veneers are made of ultra thin porcelain shells. These cosmetic restorations are specifically shaped and color-matched to look realistic and blend almost seamlessly with the rest of your smile. The semi-translucent porcelain material matches the semi-translucency of your natural teeth. In addition, since the porcelain is a monolithic, smooth material,… Read more »

Why Not Whiten Your Teeth?

Did you know that whiter teeth are one of the most sought after cosmetic dental procedures? According to a recent American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry survey, whiter teeth was the most popular answer to the question “How would you like to improve your smile?” With such a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment, our Pella cosmetic dentist… Read more »

Facts About Saliva

When considering oral health, the condition of the teeth, gums, and tongue are usually what pops into your head.  Saliva serves an important oral function, but few consider it when they think about overall dental health. Many people are unaware that saliva not only supports the health of the mouth, but also the entire body.

Popular Cosmetic Dental Procedures in Pella, Iowa

In addition to general and family dentistry, Dr. Jeffrey Allen also provides cosmetic procedures that transform smiles. In fact, many of our patients have benefited from cosmetic dentistry. Entertainment reporters have speculated that the many celebrities have received cosmetic dental procedures. However, cosmetic dentistry is not just for the wealthy and famous. All types of… Read more »

Dental Emergency FAQs from Your Pella Dentist

Emergencies can be frightening, and a dental emergency is no exception. However, your Pella dentist is here to help. If a dental emergency occurs, contact us immediately. Here are some common oral maladies and tips for addressing the pain until you can visit Dr. Allen. How Can I Stop a Toothache from Hurting? Rinse your… Read more »

Lighten Up Your Smile For Summer

With summer approaching, you are probably looking forward to lounging on the beach, swimming in the pool, and catching up with friends. It sounds like you’re going to be doing a lot of smiling. But what if your teeth are stained and yellowed? That could definitely put the brakes on all of your summer fun…. Read more »

Common Causes of Bruxism

Bruxism, or as you may call it, grinding your teeth, is more than just a bad habit–it can lead to serious pain and tooth damage. However, before you worry about the risks involved, allow Dr. Jeffrey Allen of Allen Family Dentistry to explain some of the common causes for a better understanding of what bruxism really is…. Read more »

At-Home Teeth Whitening from Your Pella Dentist

In an effort to whiten your smile, take years off of your appearance, and heighten your sense of self-confidence, how many over-the-counter teeth whitening systems have you tried? If you’re ready to achieve a new level of white, a shade that you could never achieve with a store-bought bleaching product, it’s time to consult with… Read more »