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Jeff E Rubel DDS
2575 Coral Court, Coralville, IA 52241

Are Regular Dental Cleaning Really Necessary?

The standard recommendation for visiting the dentist is twice per year. During those visits you have your teeth thoroughly cleaned and checked for potential issues. For some people, those visits generally end with a clean bill of health and a ‘see you in six months.’ If you take good care of your teeth are these regular cleanings really necessary? Can the hygienist do something for your teeth during the cleaning that you cannot do for yourself at home? Should you visit the dentist only when a problem arises? The reality is that there is a lot that happens during your regular dental visits that will help you maintain your oral health much longer than if you tried to do it all on your own.

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What are My Options for Getting a Whiter Smile?

White teeth can make a huge difference in your overall appearance and in how you feel. Because of this, teeth whitening products are widely available and come in a variety of options. If you are looking to brighten your smile you can choose between whitening toothpastes, home whitening kits, and in-office teeth whitening.

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How to Identify a Dental Emergency

No one wants to have a dental emergency situation that disrupts their plans and causes pain. But, these situations are a sometimes a fact of life. Hopefully, serious dental emergencies are a rare occurrence for you and your family. But, it is good to understand how to identify a true dental emergency so you can take appropriate action. There are some situations where quick action makes the difference between saving a tooth and losing it. Below are five scenarios in which you should contact your dentist right away.

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4 Reasons You Might Need Your Tooth Pulled

Tooth extraction is when a tooth is removed from it’s place in the gum & bone of your jaw. Compared to many dental procedures, tooth extraction can sound scary, especially when it’s referred to as “oral surgery”. However, we believe that understanding the reasons that an extraction is necessary will ease your mind if you’ve been told you need a tooth removed.

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3 Drinks That Have More Sugar Than You Think

Everyone knows that sugar is bad for your teeth, and that certain drinks are full of sugar.

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Choosing The Best Toothpaste

There are so many different toothpastes to decide between whenever you go to the store for a new tube. You definitely don’t have the time or patience to go through each and every brand and formula to figure out what their benefits are. So how do you know which one to choose. Well, the best way to choose a toothpaste is to ask for a recommendation from your dentist—they will be able to examine your teeth and let you know which needs you should focus on—but here are some tips for choosing a toothpaste yourself!

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