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Posted April 27, 2022 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Oral Health Tips at Every Age

A few things are equally important for your oral health, no matter what your age or stage of life. Good nutrition, brushing and flossing habits, visiting the dentist and a little fluoride are always (always) the essentials – you won’t ever hear us say otherwise.   However, your dental hygiene routine requires unique considerations for each […]

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Posted April 13, 2022 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Why Does My Jaw Hurt?

If your jaw clicks when it opens, or you can’t fully open it, or you have pain in your face and trouble chewing, then you’re among the 15% of Americans who have chronic jaw pain. Your jaw joint is called the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. The name comes from the jaw’s role to connect your […]

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Posted March 27, 2022 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Fun Dental Facts – Did You Know?

Dentistry is serious medicine, and daily oral hygiene is a top priority. But teeth can be pretty fun, too—not to mention fascinating. For starters, have you ever seen the full sets of baby teeth and adult teeth present in a child’s head x-ray? Go ahead, look it up. There are tons of interesting dental facts […]

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Posted March 13, 2022 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

The Good, The Bad & The Crossbite

If your teeth or jaw don’t line up well with each other, you may have a crossbite. Dr. Johnson & Dr. Flesner, Des Moines dentists explain more about this condition, its effects, and what you can do to treat it below. A Good Bite In a perfect world, your teeth would all be straight, and […]

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Posted February 27, 2022 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

Accidents are never planned and rarely anticipated, but good dental care is always ready and available 24/7. Like all medical emergencies, dental emergencies require quality care, and fast! Here’s what to do if you think you have a dental emergency on your hands. What is a Dental Emergency? If you are in a lot of […]

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Posted February 13, 2022 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Senior Dentistry: Embrace Healthy Aging

Someone once said, “Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.” How true!  While it can be frustrating to watch your health change as you age, you don’t have to accept poor oral health and tooth loss as just an inevitable part of the aging process. Your oral health is just […]

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Posted January 27, 2022 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Sugar Rush: When Sweet Turns Bitter

You’ve heard it before: too much sugar is not good for little bodies. Or, more precisely, added sugar is not good for people, big or small. The more we learn about how sugar affects the body, the more we realize that additional sugars have many downsides for health. This is particularly true of dental health. […]

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Posted January 13, 2022 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

How Dental Sealants Keep Cavities at Bay!

If you are a parent, you probably know how difficult it is to get children to brush and floss regularly. On top of that, young children often lack the necessary motor skills to properly care for their teeth. At Veranda Dentistry, we want your whole family to have excellent dental health, so here’s some information […]

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Posted December 27, 2021 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Are You Singing the Toothache Blues?

Are you or a loved one suffering from the toothache blues? Don’t wait around in pain for the problem to resolve itself. Although we do enjoy spending quality time with our patients at Veranda Dentistry, we don’t want any Des Moines residents to have to undergo unnecessary dental procedures.  A toothache can indicate a much […]

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Posted December 13, 2021 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

The Best Way to Replace Missing Teeth

We all remember losing our teeth as children and being delighted to find money from the tooth fairy under our pillow, but it’s just not as much fun losing teeth as an adult. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have an average of […]

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