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Posted November 13, 2022 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Filling in the Gaps: Restoring Your Smile & Quality of Life

Life is full of unexpected surprises, and while we’d love for all of them to be smile-inducing, that’s not entirely realistic—and there may be many reasons you hide your smile. If you’re hiding your smile because of one or more missing teeth, we want you to know you’re not alone. In fact, 120 million people […]

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Posted October 27, 2022 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Can Botox® Prevent Migraines?

Most people are aware of Botox® being used for cosmetic purposes and thus believe it to be administered only by cosmetic surgeons and others in the field of esthetics. However, Botox has been found and effectively used to relieve pain associated with TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders including chronic headaches and migraines, and because many dentists […]

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Posted October 13, 2022 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

The Oral-Systemic Link: Risk Factors for Tooth Decay

Did you know the same plaque that decays your teeth can cause major heart problems? What if you could fight plaque and heart failure both by improving your oral health? Veranda Dentistry in Des Moines is here to tell you more! Someone dies from a heart attack every minute, according to the American Heart Association, […]

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Posted September 27, 2022 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Teeth Grinding, Clenching & Bruxism

There is a good chance you have heard someone mention the term ‘bruxism’ and discuss the problems it can cause for your oral health. At the office, we talk about a lot of technical dental stuff that doesn’t necessarily concern our patients, but bruxism is something we definitely want you to know about. Stress and […]

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Posted September 13, 2022 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

The Ultimate Toothpaste Guide

Fresh breath sets the tone for every moment of your day: first thing in the morning, before an important meeting, after working out, or just before bed. Whether you prefer cool mint, invigorating cinnamon, or herbal anise, it’s your favorite trusty toothpaste that delivers that fresh, clean feeling. So, what’s the scoop on toothpaste? What […]

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Posted August 27, 2022 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Dental Implants & New Teeth the Same Day? Inconceivable!

Many people face tooth loss and are unsure of their options. Tooth loss is difficult socially as well as physically. When you lose a tooth, you also lose the bone that supported the tooth—it simply stops growing since it’s no longer needed. After that bone disappears, your jawbone will continue to shrink away as well, […]

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Posted August 13, 2022 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

TruDenta® – Truly Life-Changing Dentistry

TruDenta is a drug-free dental pain management system with methods proven to help provide relief from chronic headaches, tinnitus, vertigo, and TMJ dysfunction. Today, Dr. Chad Johnson at Veranda Dentistry would like to share some information with readers about TruDenta and the conditions it can treat. Chronic Headaches & Migraines An estimated 3% of Americans […]

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Posted July 27, 2022 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Diabetes & Oral Health: What Your Dentist Sees

It’s no secret that diabetes is a health condition that must be treated because of the problems it can cause throughout the body—including your mouth.  Almost 26 million children and adults in the U.S.  suffer from diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Des Moines dentist, Dr. Chad Johnson wants you to know the side […]

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Posted July 13, 2022 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Is it Time to Straighten?

When to Straighten Your Teeth There are a lot of reasons to straighten your teeth, and there are a lot of ways to do it. But you may not know that there are many unique times in your life when it might be best to straighten your teeth. In general, dentists begin considering the potential […]

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Posted June 27, 2022 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Can I Recycle My Toothbrush?

Take a look around your bathroom and you’re likely to see a lot of products in plastic packaging. Paper boxes and toilet paper rolls are easily recycled in your bin at home, but what about the tricky stuff like toothpaste tubes and toothbrushes? Your Des Moines dentist Dr. Chad Johnson has the answers! Toothbrush Recycling […]

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