Tag: Oskaloosa IA family dentist

Pella Residents: Test Your Dental Knowledge

How well do you know your teeth? Like everything else, we don’t truly appreciate something until it’s gone. Any patient who has experienced tooth loss can tell you how much they miss their teeth. Patients with missing teeth might also tell you how difficult life can be without them. To help our patients better understand… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Brushing to Blame for Tooth Sensitivity

When food and drinks prove to be too hot or too cold for your teeth but not for the rest of your mouth, then something is not right. If your teeth seem to suddenly develop their own nervous system, sending pain from the end of your tooth up to your gums, you may be suffering… 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 »