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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 »

Dental Cautions for Athletes

During the cold winter months, you may think that playing sports is a good idea to stay active and warm. Common winter sports, such as skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, and hockey, can keep your body in good shape, but they can be just as dangerous as summer sports. Visit Dr. Jeffrey Allen to protect your… 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 »

Brushing to Blame for Tooth Sensitivity

When food and drinks prove to be too hot or too cold for your teeth but not for the rest of your mouth, then something is not right. If your teeth seem to suddenly develop their own nervous system, sending pain from the end of your tooth up to your gums, you may be suffering… Read more »