Tag: Lynnville IA dentist

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 »

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 »

Work on Your Smile

One of nature’s greatest assets is the smile. What are the known perks to smiling? Smiling is more than just attractive. It has such a positive effect on those around you that it has been proven to increase your earning power by as much as 15 percent. It’s a natural mood enhancer. When you smile,… Read more »

Tobacco Can Help You

If you’re interested in any or all of the following oral health concerns, then tobacco use might be for you: Loss of taste Loss of smell Bad breath Facial wrinkling Stained teeth Less successful periodontal treatment Less successful dental implants Mouth sores Gum recession Tooth loss Bone loss Oral cancer Of course, there are no… Read more »

Chocolate Treatment

This may come as a shock, but chocolate is good for you. It has been linked to reducing the risk of heart disease, cardiovascular disease, and type two diabetes. Chocolate makes us healthy while it makes us happy. Give yourself a daily “chocolate treatment.” Flavonoids in chocolate account for strong antioxidants. In fact, the Journal… Read more »

Get Away with Murder by Drinking Water

If you want to kill somebody, this is the wrong article. We’re actually going to discuss the opposite: helping somebody live— healthier and better. That person is you! In the process, we’re going to show you a few things you can get away with while keeping good health.  First of all, let’s just get the… Read more »

Century-old Dental Breakthrough: Floss

Commercial floss was first manufactured from silk in 1882, but what did we do before then? Chances are, lost more teeth.  Today, we use a Gore-Tex material to floss our teeth. That is, when and if we in fact floss our teeth. The average amount of floss bought per person each year is 18 yards…. 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 »