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It seems that people who get braces later in life do so because they think that a person’s smile is one of the first things others notice when meeting someone. And while this is definitely a fair assumption, the health of the mouth should also be taken into consideration when contemplating braces. Braces are beneficial… Read More »

When facing decisions regarding your oral health and options available to you if you have lost one or more teeth (or need to have a tooth removed and would like to avoid having an unsightly gap in your mouth), the two main options to choose from are dental implants and dentures. Dental implants are essentially… Read More »

A new year is upon us and while your dental hygiene might not be at the top of your resolution list, it might be one of the easier ones to keep this year. Here are some easy ways to keep your mouth healthy and your smile white in 2017. Completing the whole list might be… Read More »

Have you ever seen a child cry and scream and make a scene at the dentist? We’ve all been there. Getting a kid to go to the dentist willingly can be like pulling teeth. All puns aside, dental professionals struggle to figure out the best methods to getting kids to relax and have fun even… Read More »

With the cold weather upon us and Christmas and New Year’s approaching quickly, we tend to forget about the impact that this season has on our teeth. With all of the sugary treats and drinks of the season, our teeth are exposed to more sugar during this time of year than any other. The sugary… Read More »

As Halloween rounds the corner and heads toward us, it’s important to take good care of your smile, especially because of all the sugary candies and treats available. So, we encourage you to brush your teeth twice a day and floss your teeth at least once a day. However, our Lifepoint Dental Partners team understands… Read More »

It’s the age-old question that always seems to have far too many answers. Here at Lifepoint Dental Partners in Des Moines, Iowa, one of the questions we’re most often asked is if sugar really is bad for the health of your teeth. The short answer is yes. So let’s take an in-depth look at why… Read More »

A winning smile plays in your favor in so many social situations. Many people who are struggling with stained teeth often consult with Dr. Lifepoint Dental Partners to explore their options for a brighter, whiter smile. Regardless of the depth of the stains on your teeth, you should always consult with your dentist before you… Read More »

You’ve probably heard about cold sores and canker sores, but what do you know about the two? While the two may seem very similar, there are a number of differences between the two. Similarly, do you ever wonder what you can do to avoid canker sores and cold sores—or what you can do to address… Read More »

Have you ever had someone ask to use your toothbrush? You probably wondered if you should share, but thought it couldn’t cause any serious trouble. Unfortunately, sharing your toothbrush can actually lead to another of series problems—even if you just share once. As you’ve probably guessed, a toothbrush can hold many germs, and you could… Read More »

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137 Lynn Ave.
Ames, IA 50014

515.292.7262

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Cedar Rapids Location

2335 Blairs Ferry Rd. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

319.378.4100

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3311 SW 9th St. #200
Des Moines, IA 50315

515.243.7641

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