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Heart Health Misconceptions in Pella, Iowa

Since February is designated as Heart Health Awareness month, Dr. Jeffrey Allen and our staff at Allen Family Dentistry would like to dispel some common misconceptions about heart health. We take an interest in the overall health of every patient we treat. Your general wellbeing is very important to Dr. Allen and our staff. Below… Read more »

Tips for Valentine’s Day from Allen Family Dentistry

Valentine’s Day celebrations go back for centuries. In fact, Ancient Romans celebrated a similar holiday on February 14th  to worship the Roman goddess of love and marriage. Over the years, Valentine’s Day caught on in Europe.  King Henry VII declared February 14th as Valentine’s Day in 1537. Ever since, people around the world have celebrated… Read more »

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 »

Help Reduce the Risk of Tooth Decay

We all want healthy teeth. The easiest way to do this is to make sure to brush and floss twice a day and make a trip to the dentist for regular dental checkups and cleanings once every six months. Another way to help lower the risk of tooth decay is the application of a fluoride… Read more »

The World of the Digital X-ray: Smart, Safe, Serene

Traditional X-rays require chemical treatments to your mouth and produce low-level radiation. Sometimes oral examination requires a closer look than your dentist’s naked eye can execute, and that’s what makes dental x-rays so necessary for thorough exams by your dentist. Thankfully, Dr. Allen and our team have taken advantage of the most cutting-edge and state-of-the-art… Read more »

Mall Kiosks to Whiten Teeth: Do They Work?

Between the clothing and shoe stores at the mall, the center walkway features stand alone, booth-like shops, typically attended  by aggressive salesmen. These little shops without walls are called kiosks. Sometimes they sell sunglasses, jewelry, or ten-minute massages in funny little chairs. You might have noticed a kiosk with dental chairs. People sit in the… Read more »

One Home, One Dentist

To suggest that a nuclear family should live in separate locations rather than one home sounds ridiculous. A family lives together in one home. Not only is this preferred because it is more intimate, but it’s also just plain practical. More efficiency and interdependence is possible when you’re under one roof, not to mention a… Read more »

One Life, One Set of Adult Teeth

Once you lose your adult teeth, that’s it. You don’t grow new ones. That is why tooth loss is a big deal. So what causes tooth loss? Are your teeth going to fall out just because you don’t go to the dentist? Directly, no. Indirectly, yes definitely. What makes this true is an unforgiving little… Read more »

Dentist in Oskaloosa, IA Reveals Bacteria in Used Band Instruments

Band instruments, especially used brass and woodwind instruments, can contain heavy amounts of bacteria. According a recent study published in the March/April 2011 issue of General Dentistry, over 440 different bacteria, 58 molds, and 19 yeasts were found on 13 different used musical instruments. Researchers tested 117 sites on the instruments, including internal chambers, mouth… Read more »