Tag: Pella 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 »

Foods and Beverages that Harm Your Teeth

Many people watch what they eat to maintain their figure or preserve their overall health. However, less people take their oral health into consideration with what they eat and drink. In some cases, foods or beverages that may seem like healthy choices are actually harmful to your teeth. Dr. Jeffrey Allen and our team caution… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Early Cavity Detection for Conservative Dental Fillings

Tooth decay afflicts 99% of us. With this in mind, you might say that cavities are almost inevitable. Of course, brushing and flossing daily, drinking plenty of water, and limiting starches and sugars will help deter tooth decay. Attending regular six-month checkups will also help. And you should know, checkups have changed as technology has… 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 »