Month: May 2014

Are Medication Side Effects Cramping Your Smile?

In a perfect world, we could simply pop a pill or puff on an inhaler with no fear of uncomfortable side effects. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. Dr. Amanda Foust, a general dentist in Ankeny, IA, explains that many of the most commonly prescribed medications list oral and dental side effects as a possibility. While… Read more »

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Worth It?

When you first talk yourself into something – whether it’s buying those cute heels at the mall or moving in with your significant other – the excitement of doing something new tends to overshadow your ability to think critically about it. However, once you step back from that excitement, you have to ask yourself: is… Read more »

A Better Way to Support Your Dental Bridge

The dental bridge is one of the earliest forms of prosthetic dentistry (the art of replacing lost or extracted teeth). While dentures are well-known for replacing entire rows of lost teeth, dental bridges are designed to restore the smiles of patients who’ve only lost a single tooth, or a few teeth in a consecutive row…. Read more »

Three Things to Consider When Considering Veneers

Maybe you’ve always been insecure about the appearance of your smile. Maybe you’ve recently entered line of work that requires you to look your best from head to toe. Maybe you’ve simply reached a point in your life where you feel like it’s time to pay more attention to you, rather than those of the… Read more »

Picking the Perfect Crown

While it doesn’t come with a throne or unlimited power, a dental crown remains a work of beauty for your smile. We recommend crowns, a part of restorative dentistry, when patients have a tooth with an irregular size, shape or strength. Millions of people across the United States and globally have a dental crown to… Read more »

What Toothbrush is Right for You?

For such a simple tool – really, it’s just some quills and a handle – a toothbrush remains your number one defense against gum disease, plaque, gingivitis, and more. Honestly, few periodontal issues exist that aren’t improved by more and thorough brushing. Check out the toothbrush aisle at your local pharmacy, and you will encounter… Read more »