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Posted January 13, 2023 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Are Baby Bottles Bad for Baby Teeth?

Tooth decay in infants and very young children is often called baby bottle tooth decay. This happens when liquids with natural or artificial sugars remain in an infant’s mouth for extended periods of time. Bacteria in the baby’s mouth thrive on these sugars, using them to produce acids that attack the teeth and gums. Today, […]

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Posted December 27, 2022 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Is Thumb Sucking Dangerous?

Thumb sucking is normal behavior for babies and young children. But just how normal? More than 75% of little ones suck their thumbs, fingers, hands, pacifiers, or other items such as the corner of a blanket during these early years. Most kids stop this behavior on their own between the ages of three and six. […]

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Posted December 13, 2022 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Dental Implants: A Brief History of Tooth Replacement Innovation

Today’s dental implants boast a long-term success rate of near 97%. Because implants support surrounding teeth, encourage new tissue growth and continued bone formation, and give patients back full chewing ability and a complete smile, they have become the industry standard for tooth replacement.  Today, your Des Moines dentist at Veranda Dentistry, would like to […]

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Posted November 27, 2022 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

“Buy-Up” Dental Insurance: A Little Extra Protection

When it comes to dental insurance, it seems like there can be as many (or more) questions as there are answers. Even when you are fortunate enough to have dental insurance, navigating its use can still be very confusing. Many people don’t give their dental insurance a second thought – until the day comes when […]

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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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