‘Tis the season of travel to family and friends, and the talented doctors at your Pella, IA family dentist want to make sure your smile care stays strong at home and when you are away. In the excitement of packing a suitcase, dashing for a plane, or giving last minute instructions to the pet sitter,… Read more »
Category: Patient Education
Smile Care Questions That Start With “When”
There are different types of questions that will crop up over the years, when you’re providing smile care for yourself. Sometimes, they’ll begin with the word “what.” For instance, you’ll ask what should I use to brush with or what is happening with my gums? You may end up with “who” questions, “how” questions, and… Read more »
Gingivitis: Confusion And Clarification!
When it comes down to it, gingivitis isn’t the clearest of oral diseases to figure out. You won’t necessarily simply wake up one morning with a completely obvious sign that you’re dealing with gum disease and that you need to see our Pella, IA team immediately. You may also be somewhat fuzzy on the particulars… Read more »
Calcium For Your Smile Health: When You Don’t Do Dairy
When we encounter patients who cannot consume dairy or who lead vegan lifestyles, one of the key questions that pops up in regard to smile health includes: How am I going to get enough calcium? While it may seem complex at first glance, the truth is that drinking a tall glass of cow’s milk, eating… Read more »
Holiday Time: It Can Be A Real Nail Biter!
When we work our way closer and closer to Christmas and holiday celebrations, all of those things merry and bright that let us feel cozy are still there, of course! However, the final details, the stress, the planning, and more begin to come into much clearer focus! The holiday season can become a real “nail… Read more »
Targeting Oral Health Habits: Cold And Flu Season
Did you know that avoiding the common cold and the flu this year is often something that your oral health habits can impact? It’s true! Of course, you hear that you shouldn’t share food with others, you should be careful when you touch door handles and more by washing your hands and keeping your fingers… Read more »