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Posted November 26, 2021 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Diet Soda & Dental Health: What You Need to Know

In today’s calorie-obsessed culture, it can be hard to hear the truth among all the other health-conscious noise. People are frequently misinformed and misled about the health benefits of trends such as cleanses, sugar alternatives, diets, organic vs. nonorganic, and a myriad of other common topics. Today, Des Moines dentists at Veranda Dentistry would like […]

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Posted November 12, 2021 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Oral Health & Alzheimer’s

Did you know that unhealthy gums might put your brain at risk?  Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia, which harms your memory, ability to think, and can cause changes in your personality. It’s very common and usually affects people aged 60 and over. And, Alzheimer’s might be significantly more likely to happen if your mouth […]

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Posted October 27, 2021 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

An Orthodontics Overview

The root word “ortho” means “straight or upright.” Orthodontics— you guessed it – help make your teeth straight. But oh, how it can do so much more!  A lovely smile with straight teeth and an even bite is equal parts functional and beautiful – and thanks to scientific progress, all that can be yours. Orthodontics […]

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Posted October 13, 2021 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

The Smoking Gun: Tobacco & Oral Health

They say not everything natural is good for you. Nature has many poisons that humans have experimented with and learned the hard way to avoid. Tobacco is a popular plant that we’ve learned can really do a number on your health. Using tobacco is a personal and communal practice that can be really hard to […]

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Posted September 27, 2021 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

To Be or Not to Be Sugar-Free: The Facts About Artificial Sweeteners

Originally created for people unable to consume regular sugars, alternative and artificial sweeteners have become extremely popular in all kinds of different products. From chewing gum to diet soda, Veranda Dentistry wants you to know which of these options are best for your dental and general health – so here are the facts about a […]

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Posted September 15, 2021 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Are Your Teeth Safe from Coffee Stains?

First things first, put your worries away! We are not about to tell you that your coffee drinking days are over. We know that each shot of caffeine is crucial and we cherish our coffee, too! Here at Veranda Dentistry, we want to educate you on what causes coffee stains and what you can do […]

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Posted August 27, 2021 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Relief from Dry, Chapped & Cracked Lips

We’re no strangers to extreme temperatures and dry weather, and our lips are proof. Most of us experience chapped lips at some point during the year; it’s not uncommon to see lips suffering from annoying, painful cracks. Here at Veranda Dentistry we keep abreast of the oral health needs of Des Moines, so here are […]

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Posted August 13, 2021 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

A Real Nail Biter

We all have those nervous habits we turn to when we feel awkward, stressed, or just plain bored. If your choice vice is biting your nails, you need to know that it can cause a lot of distress on your oral health and overall health. Des Moines dentists at Veranda Dentistry share why nail biting […]

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Posted July 27, 2021 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Gingivitis: Are Your Gums Trying to Tell You Something?

Gingivitis, very simply, is an inflammation of your gums. (Any time a medical term ends with “itis” it means inflammation.) Gingivitis varies in severity and can look a few different ways. Very bad gingivitis leads to periodontal (gum) disease.  Gingivitis is common and affects many, rather, most adults. But with good oral hygiene and the […]

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Posted July 14, 2021 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

What’s Lurking in Your Saliva?

Saliva. Just the word can conjure an array of images in your imagination. From salivating at a delicious meal to studying Pavlov’s dogs to watching a baseball player spit, life is full of saliva! And that’s a good thing because saliva is very important for oral and overall health. Problems with saliva can lead to […]

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