Patient Education

Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions call us at (515) 987-1305.

Search Results
Waukee, IA Dentist
...Although more time consuming for dental practices, Complete Dentistry results in more consistent, predictable and healthy outcomes for your oral health...

Dental Services
Regular dental visits are essential to make sure oral health problems — from tooth decay to oral cancer — are detected and treated in a timely manner...

Welcome to Our Blog
...Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice...

Actor David Ramsey Discusses Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
...You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “The Age One Dental Visit” and “Dentistry & Oral Health for Children...

Expert Advice: Vivica A. Fox on Kissing and Oral health
...Only a trained health care provider with the right dental tools can! And when you come in for a routine office visit, you'll also get a thorough checkup that can detect tooth decay, gum disease, and other threats to your oral health...

There are Good Reasons to Check Your Blood Pressure During Dental Visits
... Your blood pressure can also have an effect on your oral health, especially if you're taking medication to control it...

Beyonce Makes Flossing a Family Affair
...You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Top 10 Oral Health Tips For Children” and “How to Help Your Child Develop the Best Habits for Oral Health...

Not All Bacteria are Harmful to Oral Health
... If you would like more information on the role of bacteria in oral health, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

These 3 Tasks Show How Saliva is Amazing
...It’s definitely a multi-tasker, performing a number of jobs (including aiding in digestion) that not only keep your oral health on track, but your general well-being too...

Oral Health Concerns for Preteens
As if the preteen years didn’t give kids and their parents enough to think about, new oral health concerns loom on the horizon...

Frequently Asked Questions About Diabetes and Oral Health
...November is National Diabetes month, so it’s a good opportunity for us to answer some frequently asked questions about oral health and diabetes...

Sedation, Along with Understanding, can Relieve Your Dental Visit Fears
... This absence of dental cleanings, checkups and treatments can have an adverse effect on not only their oral health but their general health too...

3 Reasons Why Smoking Doesn't Mix with Dental Implants
...Smoking contributes to other diseases that impact oral health...

Food for Thought - What to Eat for Optimum Oral Health
March is national nutrition month—a good time to look at the connection between diet and oral health...

Any Time, Any Place: Cam Newton's Guide to Flossing
...But the ADA stands by its recommendations for maintaining good oral health: Brush twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste; visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups; and clean between teeth once a day with an interdental cleaner like floss...

Don't let Gum Disease - the 'Other Dental Disease' - Rob you of Your Smile
...But there's another dental disease just as dangerous to your oral health and nearly half of U...

Why Smoking and Dental Implants Don't Mix
...The reasons stem from smoking’s effect on oral health...

Guide Your Older Children or Teens through These 3 Oral Health Areas
Helping your infant or toddler develop good dental habits is one of the best head starts you can give them toward optimum oral health...

Keeping Your Smile Healthy Through the Holidays
...Please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation if you would like more information about keeping in the best oral health...

Your Regular Dental Visits Might Change if You've had Gum Disease
...While everyone should take their oral health seriously, there's even greater reason to increase your vigilance if you've already had gum disease...

Why Big Bang Theory Actress Mayim Bialik Couldn't Have Braces
... “I never had braces,” she recently told Dear Doctor – Dentistry & Oral Health magazine...

Manage Your GERD Symptoms to Prevent Enamel Erosion
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “GERD and Oral Health...

Healthy Smiles for Alfonso Ribeiro and Family
...As the proud dad told Dear Doctor–Dentistry & Oral Health magazine, "The best part of being a father is the smiles and the warmth you get from your children...

National Fresh Breath Day Reminds Us to Seek Out the Source of Bad Breath
...This unsung bodily fluid is a key part of good oral health...

Baseball's Francisco Lindor Shines as "Mr. Smile"
...If your oral health is good but your smile is not as bright as you’d like it to be, we can discuss a number of cosmetic dental treatments that can help...

There Are a Lot of Bacteria in Your Mouth but Only a Few Mean You Harm
...In trying to do good we may run the risk of disrupting the mouth’s microbiome balance—with adverse results on a patient’s long-term oral health...

Share These Timely Dental Care Tips With Your College-Bound Son or Daughter
...And that includes teeth and gum care: While it may not seem as urgent as other potential issues, failing to maintain oral health could eventually affect the rest of their health...

Why Gum Disease Could Affect More Than Your Oral Health
...To learn more, read the Dear Doctor magazine article “Good Oral Health Leads to Better Health Overall...

3 Things You Can Do to Help Your Child Avoid Tooth Decay
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Top 10 Oral Health Tips for Children...

Bad Breath in Children
... For more on young children’s oral health, read “How to Help Your Child Develop the Best Habits for Oral Health” and “Why See a Pediatric Dentist...

How Veneers Restored Howie Mandel's Winning Smile
...The two crowns, bright as ever, stuck out prominently from the rest of his teeth, giving him a distinctive look: “I looked like Bugs Bunny,” Mandel told Dear Doctor—Dentistry & Oral Health magazine...

Enjoy Your Ice Cream - But Just a Little for Your Dental Health's Sake
...To learn more, read the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Nutrition & Oral Health” and “The Bitter Truth About Sugar...

Replace Your Teeth in Stages With the Help of Dental Implants
...But most dentists would agree that keeping natural teeth for as long as practical is better for a person's overall oral health and to slow any potential bone loss...

A Little Daily Brushing and Flossing Can Add Up to a Lifetime of Healthy Teeth and Gums
...Brushing is important because of what a few strains of bacteria can do to your oral health...

Your Gums Need Extra Care After Periodontal Disease
We all benefit from regular dental care, regardless of our state of oral health...

Contact Us

Office Hours
Monday:7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday:7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday:7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday:7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday:Closed
Saturday:Closed
Sunday:Closed