The Difference Between Full and Partial Dentures

Do you know the important differences between full and partial dentures? Our team is happy to review both versions for optimal tooth replacement to help you better understand how they can restore your smile. Below we will review the main types of dentures, which are full and partial dentures, and the benefits they have to offer. Dentures replace missing teeth... read more »

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are fighting cancer or dental problems, catching problems in their early... read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to the bone from the missing tooth’s chewing action. Over time,... read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body. However, because it doesn’t have living cells it can’t grow... read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which might also take into account your family history. We will... read more »

The Links Between Your Oral Health and Mouth Jewelry

Are you aware of the oral health risks that often come with the use of mouth jewelry? Mouth jewelry consists of oral appliances such as lip or tongue rings and are often used as a form of self-expression. However, they can be disastrous to your oral health. If you are wearing any lip or tongue rings, be aware of the... read more »

Gum Disease: Gingivitis and Periodontitis

Gingivitis and periodontitis are two stages of gum disease. If you would like to know what the differences between the two stages are and how to recognize them, we can offer a bit more information for you. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. If you take a look at your gums and they appear red and swollen, those... read more »

The Versatility of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are a versatile tool that can be used in many ways to restore your oral health. In fact, dental crowns are a very common form of dental restoration that is used to protect and preserve your smile. Our dentists with Premier Dental in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, are trained in helping others and offers dental crowns as a form... read more »

Flossing Habits to Stay Away From

Flossing is very important. In fact, it’s vital for a top-notch oral health and smile. However, even if you do floss at least once a day, an improper flossing routine will do more harm than good. So, it’s best to make sure you have the best flossing routine possible. To help you do so, our dentists are happy to mention... read more »

Discover Your Hidden Smile with Dental Bonding

Has the time come to finally receive the treatment your smile desires? Are you ready to plunge into the unknown by visiting your dentist and seeing if any damage to your teeth and gums has occurred? If so, it is important to speak with your dentist for any treatments that may be required should any damage arise. An effective treatment... read more »