Month: October 2012

Pella Dentist Examines the Amazing Human Tongue

Unless you’ve bitten, burned, or pierced your tongue, you may not think much about it throughout your daily life. In the sense of your oral health, however, your tongue plays a number of vital roles. It helps you speak clearly and moves food to the back of your throat so you can swallow it. It… Read more »

New Dental Anesthetic May Eliminate the Need for the Needle

Periodontal scaling and root planing procedures generally require some type of anesthesia. From your perspective as a patient, the choice of anesthetic is a trade-off between pain relief and side effects. Oraqix, a needle-free anesthetic, may end the need for an injection prior to your periodontal scaling and root planing procedure.

Why There Is Fluoride in the Water

Every time you brush your teeth, visit your Pella dentist, or drink tap water, you are probably coming into contact with fluoride. Fluoride is often discussed in the dental world, but do you really know where it comes from, or how it benefits your teeth? Your Pella dentist is here to give you a brief… Read more »

Pella Dentist Answers Porcelain Veneers FAQs

What makes up veneers? Dental veneers are made of ultra thin porcelain shells. These cosmetic restorations are specifically shaped and color-matched to look realistic and blend almost seamlessly with the rest of your smile. The semi-translucent porcelain material matches the semi-translucency of your natural teeth. In addition, since the porcelain is a monolithic, smooth material,… Read more »