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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 »

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 »

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 »

We know that planning a wedding can be a stressful thing. And with so much to worry about, it can be easy to let a few things slip through the cracks. At Lifepoint Dental Partners, we don’t think one of those things should be your smile. After all, the happiest day of your life should… Read More »

What are dental sealants? How long have they been around? Are they effective? Dental sealants are a modern marvel; they have been around since the 1970s and have a long proven track record of effectively preventing cavities in pearly whites. Brushing and flossing are the tools to keep out food particles and sticky film (plaque)… Read More »

Our teeth and gums are essential part of your mouth, but do you ever think about your tongue? This muscle, which is typically about four-inches long, consists of two parts; the anterior (front) and the posterior (back) by the throat. Known as a muscular hydrostat, your tongue is the only muscle in your body that… Read More »

If you need dental work, we recommend scheduling an appointment soon. Unfortunately, sometimes a routine treatment isn’t enough for some patient’s problems. In fact, some patients need a full mouth reconstruction. Just as it sounds, a full mouth reconstruction is a combination of several procedures designed to give a patient the healthy, attractive smile they… Read More »

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Ames, IA 50014

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2335 Blairs Ferry Rd. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

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

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