Month: December 2013

Three Steps to Make Sure your Breath is Fresh Enough for Mistletoe

Are you ready to pucker up for a holiday kiss under the mistletoe? Or do you avoid any close contact because of halitosis. The holiday season can be a time of closeness and affection with loved ones. Hugs and kisses abound, and conspiratorial conversations over gifts and plans can be common. Bad breath might make… Read more »

Tackle TMJ Disorder with a Multi-Tiered Approach

When you think of the joints in your body, your mind probably goes to your knees, elbow, or hips. The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are actually among the most frequently used in the body. Without them, we couldn’t chew, talk, yawn, swallow, or sneeze. TMJ disorder is a very unpleasant experience for many patients. Fortunately, the… Read more »

Pella, IA Dentist Has Tips on Enjoying Holidays without Cavities

Face it, the holidays are a difficult time to be calorically restrained. If you enjoy eating (and especially if you have a sweet tooth) the plethora of delicious eating and drinking opportunities can prove to be quite challenging to resist. Unfortunately, many traditional holiday goodies are full of sugar, acid, and/or carbohydrates. All of these… Read more »

Pella, IA Dentist Keeps Jaws Healthy with Dental Implants

You may not be aware of this, but when teeth are missing from your mouth, your jawbone will begin to shrink. As the density of your jawbone degrades, your cheeks and lips will take on a sunken appearance called facial collapse. The process of facial collapse doesn’t occur overnight, but the change in appearance can… Read more »