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Can Dry Socket Be Deadly?

November 27th, 2020

The dreaded words of warning for anyone who has a tooth extraction: dry socket. A dry socket is a painful complication after a routine treatment like an extraction, but it can be avoided if you’re careful, and it definitely won’t kill you. Read more below from Pleasant Hill, Ankeny, & Johnston dentists, Dr. Chad Johnson […]

Smile: It’s Good for You!

November 13th, 2020

Your smile is more powerful than you may know. Scientists have studied many aspects of smiling, such as how it affects your brain, your health, and your overall experience of life. Even the situation you’re in and the people around you are influenced by your smile. The findings may surprise you. Or, if you’re someone […]

Oral Anatomy 101

October 27th, 2020

Welcome to your mouth! A healthy mouth is necessary for a healthy life. You might be surprised how many different parts work together to make your mouth function. Read more below from Dr. Chad Johnson and Dr. Emily Flesner in Pleasant Hill, Ankeny, & Johnston to get an in-depth look at the human mouth and how […]

Local Anesthetic – Is it Safe?

October 14th, 2020

If you get to go on a tropical vacation, your ability to feel the warm sun and the smooth sand is crucial to enjoying the atmosphere. There are, however, times in life when you would rather not feel anything. Getting a dental procedure can be one of those times—as important as the procedure might be. […]

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Heart

September 27th, 2020

We all know that it’s important to take care of our health, but that’s often easier said than done. Health and hygiene routines are an investment of your time every day. So, wouldn’t it be great if you could accomplish more by actually doing less?  As it turns out, when it comes to oral health […]

5 Common Questions About Sedation Dentistry

September 13th, 2020

For many people, one thing stands in the way of a healthy, beautiful smile – fear of the dentist!  Even routine cleanings can be scary for folks with dental phobia. However, Veranda Dentistry has made it our business to offer you the most comfortable dental experience possible, which is why Dr. Chad Johnson and Dr. […]

Bad Breath: When Morning Breath Becomes Halitosis

August 27th, 2020

It’s often said that a true friend will tell you if you have bad breath. Bad breath, formally known as halitosis, is embarrassing and can hold you back from truly enjoying your life and social situations. Like a good friend, Dr. Chad Johnson and Dr. Emily Flesner in Pleasant Hill, Ankeny, & Johnston will tell […]

Is it Ever Too Late for Dental Work?

August 13th, 2020

Let’s be honest. If you are like most people, you’ve probably put off going to the dentist at one time or another. Some of us have even avoided seeing a dentist for years at a time. Research shows one in three Americans avoids going to the dentist regularly. As the time spent away from Dr. […]

Dentistry in the Digital Age

July 27th, 2020

Technology has changed nearly every aspect of human life and modern society. New tools, programs, and education can greatly improve your healthcare, too! Let’s say you need any kind of standard dental restoration for a cracked or missing tooth. From x-rays and impressions to surgery and installation, your whole treatment could be digital. We’re so […]

Sugar: Teeth’s worst enemy

July 13th, 2020

People in the United States eat more sugar than any other country in the world. (Fortunately, we also have some of the best dentists in the world.) You hear it all the time: “sugar rots your teeth.” But is it true? What exactly does sugar do to your teeth and why is it so bad? […]

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We appreciate your support during this time. We are excited to inform you that we are able to open our dental office for treatment effective May 18th, 2020. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety and health!

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