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Looking At Various Degrees of Tooth Loss

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When it comes to maintaining a healthy, lifelong smile, it takes a lot more than just paying mind to brushing regularly. In fact, a number of concerns such as cavities, infections, and more can become a major problem if you neglect to attend routine checkups, pay mind to the foods and beverages you consume, and… Read more »

Why You Need To Address That Cavity Immediately

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Concerns such as bite misalignment, gaps in-between teeth, and other circumstances of the like all share a common trait in that they are concerns that can be delayed until the time allows you to pursue them. Indeed, many individuals believe that a vast majority of dental concerns follow suit in that time is not necessarily… Read more »

Ways to Prevent Gum Disease Progression

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Dental concerns such as chips, cracks, decay, and more are items that dentists see frequently, often looking to restorative dentistry to assist. Concerns such as gum disease, however, often require a slightly different approach. As the most common dental concern there is, many individuals experience periodontal disease yearly. The unfortunate truth of the matter is,… Read more »

When A Tooth Needs Extracting

Tooth extraction is only done as a last resort in dentistry today. The goal is to keep as many of your natural teeth, and as much of your natural tooth structure when a tooth is damaged, as possible. However, sometimes it is simply necessary. If the tooth is threatening your overall oral health and/or your… Read more »

3 Dangers of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Loud snoring can be a source of comedy, or a serious impediment in an otherwise healthy relationship. Even worse, loud snoring may be indicative of a potentially life-threatening sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea. People with sleep apnea stop breathing during sleep, resulting in poor sleep quality and low blood oxygen levels. Sleep apnea should… Read more »

Pella Dentist Quizzes you on Periodontal Disease

You know the effects of periodontal disease, or gum disease, on your oral health, but how much do you know about the effects of gum disease on the health of your body? Test your knowledge with this quiz from your Pella dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Allen. Questions Q1. True or false – Flossing can help you… Read more »