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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 »

Many people wonder how their other health issues impact their oral health. Diabetes is a major health issue in the United States, affecting nearly 10% of Americans. And it can have a major effect on oral health if it goes untreated. Of course it is important to stay on top of your blood sugar for… Read More »

The body is affected by many things, including the environment in our mouths. Studies on periodontitis (advanced gum disease) link it to other diseases of the body, and people with advanced gum disease are 40% more likely to have a chronic health condition, according to the American Dental Association. Oral bacteria which isn’t regularly cleared… Read More »

Tooth sensitivity is the temporary pain you feel if you have tooth sensitivity and your pearly whites touch something hot or cold. This is because of exposed dentin, the layer of the tooth below the tooth enamel with microscopic tubules filled with nerve endings. Dentin is normally protected by the tooth enamel in the crown… Read More »

The American Dental Associations recommends that you visit your dentist twice a year for a routine cleaning and dental checkup. This simple appointment helps clean dangerous tartar, cleans and polishes teeth and provide early detection for potential issues like gum disease and oral cancer. The early part of the appointment consists of a basic cleaning… Read More »

Did you know that disease can lead to fairly serious problems, or why you should keep your gums safe? As you probably know, your gums are important. Beneath your gums is bone that supports your teeth and keep them in place. Your gums, which are actually just a soft layer of skin, protect this supporting… Read More »

Everyone gets bad breath from time to time. However, some people suffer from persistent bad breath and find little to no relief. There are many causes to having bad breath. Discovering the cause of your bad breath, could be the way to find relief. The best option when it comes to solving bad breath is… Read More »

When the gum disease, gingivitis, advances into periodontitis, surgery might be the best option to remove the infection and repair the damaged gum tissue. If left untreated, periodontitis can have very serious implications to your oral health. It can cause bone loss in the parts of your jaw that anchor your teeth, resulting in tooth… Read More »

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2785 N. Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023

515.965.5999

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137 Lynn Ave.
Ames, IA 50014

515.292.7262

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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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1903 E.P. True Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50265

515.224.1618

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