Month: January 2014

Answers to Concerns about Dental X-Ray Radiation

The process of acquiring images from our internal body is something most people accept as an occasional part of westernized healthcare. X-rays aren’t painful, but there are people who harbor concerns about radiation exposure. Pella, IA dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Allen, hears questions about the safety of x-rays on a regular basis, because internal images are… Read more »

Dealing with Sensitive Teeth

Some people seem to be able to bite into something extremely cold – say a popsicle or ice cream bar – without a second though. Others find even the thought of such an activity to be completely cringe-worthy. Trigger foods may include hot, sour, or sweet delicacies in addition to cold ones. Pella, IA dentist,… Read more »

TMJ Issues Often Supply a Laundry List of Symptoms

We recently spoke about TMJ pain and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). The basic abilities of eating, speaking, yawning, and chewing properly and in a pain free manner are at risk when TMJs aren’t healthy. TMD is often extremely uncomfortable and unpleasant. Inflammation and irritation of the joints and muscles in your jaw can come along… Read more »

A New Year is a Great Time for a New Smile

Pella dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Allen, would like to wish you a very happy 2014. With the start of a fresh new year, you are likely to think about things that you might want to change. This is a very common mindset, post-holidays. Some of the most typical resolutions include losing weight, exercising more frequently, saving… Read more »