Tag: Pella IA cosmetic dentist

Pella Dentist: Which Is Worse for Your Teeth, Coffee or Soda?

We’ve all heard that coffee stains teeth. We’ve also heard that soda isn’t good for our mouths, either. But is one worse than the other? Your Pella cosmetic dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Allen, weighs in on which is worse, coffee or soda.

Popular Cosmetic Dental Procedures in Pella, Iowa

In addition to general and family dentistry, Dr. Jeffrey Allen also provides cosmetic procedures that transform smiles. In fact, many of our patients have benefited from cosmetic dentistry. Entertainment reporters have speculated that the many celebrities have received cosmetic dental procedures. However, cosmetic dentistry is not just for the wealthy and famous. All types of… Read more »

Pella Dentist Discusses Bad Dental Habits

Are you destroying your teeth with common bad habits? Many of our patients are surprised to learn how certain behaviors affect their oral health. Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime. They are strong enough to endure the daily functions of masticating food but certain habitual behaviors can impede your teeth’s ability to function… 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 »

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 »

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 »