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Why Controlling Bacteria is Important for Your Oral Health

When you hear the word bacteria, your first thoughts may be of infection and illness. However, not all bacteria are harmful. In fact, as you read this, your mouth contains around 600 identifiable bacteria, most of which help maintain your mouth’s delicate ecological balance. For the most part, though, you would be correct in assuming… Read more »

Pella Dentist Examines the Amazing Human Tongue

Unless you’ve bitten, burned, or pierced your tongue, you may not think much about it throughout your daily life. In the sense of your oral health, however, your tongue plays a number of vital roles. It helps you speak clearly and moves food to the back of your throat so you can swallow it. It… 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.

Signs You Should Visit Your Pella Dentist

Even the most conscientious dental patients – people who visit their dentist every six months and follow oral hygiene guidelines religiously – can overlook symptoms that seem benign to them. Warning signs like a painful twinge in a tooth, or seemingly minor bleeding from the gums, can be dismissed as unimportant. However, they could be signs… Read more »

Sensitive Teeth? Here’s How Our Pella Dentist Can Help

Sensitive teeth can have a negative effect on your daily life, causing you to avoid certain foods and drinks. If you have sensitive teeth, something as simple as eating ice cream can send shooting pain through your tooth. Our Pella dentist understands the discomfort that comes with sensitive teeth that prevents you from enjoying your… 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 »

Top 5 Worst Dental Habits

Skipping the Floss Smoking Snacking on Sugary Foods Clenching Your Teeth Ignoring Your Tongue Prevent Gum Disease by Flossing Dentists have been begging their patients to floss for decades. Why? Because dentists know, flossing prevents tooth decay and gum disease. While brushing your teeth is crucial to maintaining a healthy smile and gums, brushing alone… Read more »