Bringing A Toothache To Your Dentist’s Attention

When you develop a toothache, you may find yourself exploring workarounds to manage your discomfort. You may make a point to modify how you bite and chew food, so that you do not put pressure on the affected tooth. You may be reluctant to enjoy particularly hot or cold foods and drinks. What you should know is that if you are experiencing persistent discomfort, it could indicate something is seriously wrong. Set an appointment to let your dentist review the problem. They can identify the source of your troubles, provide the appropriate restorative dental care, and ensure that your smile is safe. (more…)

Finding Out About Your Cosmetic Treatment Options

Cosmetic dental work can have a remarkable impact on how you look, and the procedure you choose can be more convenient than you anticipate. The type of work you undergo can depend on the kinds of changes you are ready to make. Some patients come in with a focus on the color of their teeth, while others are preoccupied by matters of poor alignment, or flaws with the condition of certain teeth. There are several treatments your dentist can provide, based on what might best serve you. Once your cosmetic work has been completed, you can be excited to share the positive results with everyone around you. (more…)

3 Tips To Follow For Better Preventive Dental Care

If you want to improve your defenses against tooth decay, finding changes in your daily care can be beneficial. After all, our teeth face risks from oral bacteria on a daily basis. Every time you eat, you can leave sugar behind on your teeth, which will be consumed by those bacteria, causing them to produce destructive acids. Limiting your sugar, and including dedicated brushing and flossing efforts in your daily activities, will help you avoid this. Of course, these are not the only steps you can take. In addition to daily preventive dental care, you should attend regular dental checkups. These visits ensure that you have the professional support of your dentist to help you stay free of problems. (more…)

Check Out WinterFest At The Iowa Arboretum

If you want to explore a slice of winter wonderland before Christmas, make sure you check out the Iowa Arboretum’s WinterFest. From now until December 17, area residents can explore an assortment of beautiful, local Christmas trees, with decorations provided by a number of clubs, organizations, and school groups. This is a FREE event, encouraging those who want to feel the holiday spirit to explore the area, and take in the seasonal beauty. The arboretum’s gift shop will be open and operating during WinterFest. This means in addition to checking out the lovely scene, you can stop by and take care of some of your Christmas shopping needs! (more…)

Will Your Dental Restoration Interfere With Your Smile?

Restorative dental work after a cavity can ensure that your damaged tooth has the support it needs to handle routine biting and chewing forces. This is important, as you should feel confident that your ability to bite and chew food is not impacted by a treatment for decay. You can be happy to learn that in addition to restoring your dental function, a dental crown or dental filling can benefit your smile, too. There are modern, appearance-friendly materials your dentist will use to create your custom restoration. When they are in place, they can blend in seamlessly enough to avoid disrupting your appearance. With proper care, these restorations can look good, and operate effectively, for many years. (more…)

Referring Friends And Family To Your Dentist

Attending regular dental exams, and having a preferred dentist when you need treatment, can make oral care significantly easier to manage. You can look forward to consistent, beneficial care every time you come in for preventive treatment. If you suffer a dental injury, or develop pain or sensitivity in a tooth that demands urgent care, you can trust that your dentist is ready to help you in an emergency. Our office is proud to offer lasting, high-quality care to individuals of all ages. If you have friends or family members in the area looking for care they can count on, we’d love to help them, too! If you refer a new patient to us, you can look forward to receiving a special gift from us! (more…)

Show Off A Brighter, Whiter Smile In 2018!

Showing off a brighter, whiter smile in 2018 is certainly possible when you talk to your dentist about a professional teeth whitening treatment. It is important to distinguish the results from professional whitening treatments, and the kind of results you might expect from an over the counter whitening product. Many people who use store bought whiteners can feel frustrated by results that are less than spectacular. Your dentist can provide a procedure that will leave your smile many shades brighter. Our office is currently running a special for whitening treatment, making this a great time to address those frustrating stains hurting your appearance. (more…)

Excellent Smile Care For The Whole Family

Does your age have an impact on the quality of your oral health? In many ways, preventive dental treatment will be consistent for patients young and old. The priority is to protect your teeth from oral bacteria and food debris, and to avoid common issues like tooth decay and gum disease. Preventive dental care for children should be provided once their first teeth begin to arrive. Bringing in these young patients can help you monitor their oral development, while also instructing them on the value of keeping a healthy smile. As you age, you can be affected by the natural erosion of your enamel, which can make it more difficult to avoid cavities. Your dentist understands that while the need for oral care is universal, the path to the best possible care can vary for different patients, particularly patients at different life stages. (more…)

Make Sure You Use Your Dental Benefits Before It’s Too Late!

As we draw close to Thanksgiving, and then to Christmas, our year is rapidly coming to an end. The new year is a time for reflection, and a time to form resolutions. That being said, one thing you should “resolve” to do before 2018 is make sure you use your dental benefits for the year. Leaving these benefits unused can mean leaving your teeth without the best possible care. Using your dental insurance to arrange preventive dental care can help you prolong your good oral health, and keep your smile in great shape. If you have been ignoring a problem, make sure you reach out for the appropriate treatment before your benefits for 2017 are no longer available! (more…)

Addressing The Cosmetic Effects Of A Dental Emergency

When you suffer a dental emergency, your dentist’s immediate concern will be to address the damage, and attempt to manage your discomfort. This initial restorative dental care is certainly important, but you can find yourself worrying about more than just your oral health. Many people who suffer dental injuries will find that their smile is negatively affected due to visible harm. You may have a tooth that is chipped or cracked, or even lost, because of an accident. If this occurs, you should know that your dentist can provide the necessary care to give you back your smile. (more…)