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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 »

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 »

Many people deal with bothersome dental flaws like discoloration, crookedness, chipped teeth, and other issues that can’t be solved at home. Instead of being ashamed of your teeth, why don’t you look into cosmetic dentistry in Des Moines, Iowa? Lifepoint Dental Partners is proud to offer smile-enhancing treatment to boost your pearly whites. If you… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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  • Cedar Rapids
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Ames Location

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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Des Moines Location

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

515.243.7641

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