Month: March 2014

Do you Know the Right Type of Floss to Buy?

Dental self-care products are sometimes overwhelming. Sure, it’s great to have so many options, but sometimes too many choices can leave you feeling confused. Just because you’ve seen commercials for one brand, does that make it the best? Should you go by a friend’s recommendation? How about asking your dentist? No matter who you speak… Read more »

Does Gum Disease Complicate Other Health Conditions?

High rates of gum (periodontal) disease in America are shocking. An estimated 3 out of every 4 Americans have gingivitis (which is the earliest stage of gum disease).  Of the people afflicted with periodontal infection, approximately 30% fall into the more severe gum disease category (periodontitis). You might wonder if simply brushing your teeth, flossing,… Read more »

Advanced Technology Makes for the Best Dental Care

Pella family dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Allen has spent his career investing in advanced technology to make your dental appointments more efficient. Whether you need a dental checkup, fillings, dental crowns, teeth whitening, periodontal treatment for gum disease, or any comprehensive dental service, Dr. Allen and our team will make sure your experience is comfortable and safe. After all,… Read more »

Jawbone Depletion Helped by Stem Cells

A research study has found that stem cells can be used for quicker and less invasive bone regeneration than has ever been available in the medical field. Conducted at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and the Michigan Center for Oral Health Research, partnered with Ann Arbor-based Aastrom Biosciences Inc., the clinical trial involved… Read more »

Scientists Continue Efforts to Understand Severe Gum Disease

Severe gum disease is clinically termed periodontitis. The condition afflicts nearly 50% of the adult population in the United States. Inflammation of gum tissues and the development of periodontal pockets results in tooth loss and jawbone density diminishment. In fact, periodontitis is the number one cause of adult tooth loss. Many scientific research studies point… Read more »