Tag: Oskaloosa 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 »

Choosing the Right Family Dentist for You

What do you look for when selecting a family dentist? Professionalism? Reputation? Quality? Convenience? All of the above are characteristics you definitely want to consider when choosing a dentist for your family. A good dentist will make your family members feel at ease while giving you piece of mind that they will finish needed dental… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Pella Cosmetic Dentist Creates Beautiful Smiles

What defines a beautiful smile, and how can you achieve one? An average or less-than-perfect smile can be enhanced with cosmetic dentistry.  During a smile makeover consultation, your cosmetic dentist will evaluate the shape of your teeth, the size, the texture, and the color.  Dr. Jeffrey Allen is an experienced and trained cosmetic dentist offering… Read more »

Which Toothbrush is Right for You?

Scientists think that toothbrushing tools date back to 3,000 BC when they were made of twigs. Thanks to modern technology, we no longer have to brush our teeth with trees. In fact, we have several different styles and types of toothbrushes to choose from. When deciding on a toothbrush, here are some important things to… Read more »

Oral Cancer Examinations

Since April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, this is a great time to schedule an oral cancer screening. Research shows that approximately 7,900 people die from oral cancer each year. Ninety percent of people diagnosed with oral cancer have used some form of tobacco. Other risk factors for oral cancer include: heavy alcohol use, sun… Read more »