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Foods and Beverages that Harm Your Teeth

Many people watch what they eat to maintain their figure or preserve their overall health. However, less people take their oral health into consideration with what they eat and drink. In some cases, foods or beverages that may seem like healthy choices are actually harmful to your teeth. Dr. Jeffrey Allen and our team caution… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Want a Brighter Smile

What Do Brides Regret Most? While nothing can replace the warm feeling of loved ones gathering at a wedding to celebrate new beginnings, brides often look back on that day with a few regrets. One of the most prevailing regrets is not making time to whiten teeth before the big day. Planning all the events… Read more »

Get Ready for Thanksgiving

What in Turkey Makes Me Sleepy? The reason many people believed that turkey caused tiredness is due to the high content of tryptophan, an essential amino acid that increases the brain’s production of serotonin. Researchers now believe that the amount of tryptophan in turkey is not sufficient to make you take a nap. Though an… Read more »

The Great American Smokeout

What is the Great American Smokeout? The American Cancer Society puts on the Great American Smokeout every third Thursday in November to raise awareness about the harmful side effects of tobacco. Even though tobacco is still the leading cause of premature deaths and preventable diseases in the United States.  It’s shocking that despite tobacco’s grip… Read more »