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A Wild History of the Toothbrush from Your Pella Dentist

Some archaeological evidence suggests chew sticks, twigs, bird feathers, porcupine quills, and animal bones were all used as toothbrushes in some capacity all over the world. In India, many people used twigs from a neem tree to clean their teeth. The twig would be chewed until it was soft and frayed and then used to clean between… Read more »

Care for Your Smile in 2012

Happy Holidays to you and your family from Allen Family Dentistry! Make Your Dental Health a Priority in 2012 Pella dentist Dr. Jeffrey Allen and our dental team want to urge you to make your dental health a priority in the coming year. Most dental insurance benefits renew on January 1, which means that you… 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 »