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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 »

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 Do My Gums Bleed When I Brush?

Gum bleeding has had some misconceptions when it comes to oral hygiene. Some people believe they are just brushing too hard or that a minor mouth injury like a pizza burn has become irritated. While both of these are plausible reasons for bleeding during brushing, continued bleeding is not normal. If your gums bleed often,… 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 »

Dental Implants: Top 2 Benefits

1. The Closest Restoration to Your Natural Tooth One of the most talked about advantages of dental implants from our Pella dentist is the way these dental restorations look and feel like natural teeth. How do dental implants feel so real? These tooth replacements go below the surface of your gum line for the utmost… 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.

TMJ Treatment from Your Pella Dentist

Many people suffer from chronic headaches, earaches, tinnitus, and neck pain and have no idea what is causing their discomfort. Perhaps you have experienced similar discomfort yourself. All of these symptoms could be related to TMJ disorder. TMJ is an abbreviation for the temporomandibular joints, which connect your jaw to your skull. When teeth grinding or clinching is… Read more »

Pella Dentist Answers Root Canal FAQs

What is a root canal? A root canal is the channel that connects your body’s nervous system, blood vessels, and living tissues to the pulp center of the tooth. The root canal travels from the center of your tooth down each root, to the jawbone. Many root canals have accessory canals, or tiny branches of… Read more »