Month: February 2014

Porcelain Veneers Fit Natural Teeth like a Glove

Since so many actors and actresses set the tone for physical appearance, it should be no surprise that porcelain dental veneers had their inception in California. Dr. Charles Pincus was the man behind the idea originally, but his temporarily bonded veneers could only last for a few hours. Bonding materials have been formulated over the… Read more »

Professional and Safe Teeth Whitening Results? Turn to your Dentist

As you age, while embracing the natural changes, it’s only normal to want to look as young as possible. There are extreme cosmetic answers to achieving a more youthful appearance. But then again there are much simpler answers to shaving a few years off of your look. Your smile may hold the key. A whiter,… Read more »

Prehistoric Dentists Had Bees to Thank

Pella, IA dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Allen understands that you may not believe any sort of prehistoric dental care existed. While there weren’t dental offices in caves, most likely, there was some knowledge and practice in the importance of caring for one’s teeth. Proof of this is in a 6,500-year-old human jawbone with a beeswax filling…. Read more »

How Can Sleep Disorders Harm your Dental Health?

Sleep disorders which occur during arousals from non-REM and REM sleep are clinically referred to as parasomnias. You may not realize it, but several familiar conditions actually fall under the parasomnia umbrella. Have you ever heard of (or experienced) sleepwalking, nightmares, or irregular heart rhythms at night? These are all sleep disorders, as is bruxism… Read more »