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

Are There Different Types of Gum Disease?

Gum disease is a broad term that describes a condition that can be very mild and easily reversible all the way to one that is very serious with permanent side effects. Gum disease can be broken down into two categories: gingivitis and periodontitis. The side effects and treatment options for these two types of gum disease are very different. If you suspect that you have gum disease it can be helpful to learn what each level of the condition entails and what the treatment options include.

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What Qualifies as a Dental Emergency?

Dental pain is one of the worst types of pain you can experience. A serious toothache or oral injury can disrupt your life. If you are having trouble with one of your teeth the best course of action is to get into the dentist as soon as you can. What if there are no appointments or your dentist is out of the office? In situations where you have a dental emergency you have some options. Your dentist has options-even after hours-for patients with true dental emergencies. The key is to understand what qualifies as a dental emergency.

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What Services are Considered General Dentistry?

General dentistry includes a long list of services designed to diagnose, treat, and prevent disorders and diseases of the teeth, gums, mouth, and jaw. It is recommended that everyone see the dentist at least twice per year to maintain optimum oral health. There are several areas of specialization within dentistry so how do you know if general dentistry is the right option for your needs? The best way to decide if it is the best option for you is to learn what services are considered general dentistry.  

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Important Lessons Your Kids Can Learn from Visits to the Dentist

Helping your kids develop a positive view of going to the dentist can have a lasting impact on how they care for their teeth. Starting young with routine dental visits will provide your kids with some important lessons. They will learn that going to the dentist does not have to be scary, that small daily habits can make a big difference, and that the dentist can fix painful problems. These lessons can help your kids overcome any fear they have of the dentist and understand the importance of daily dental care.

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What Can You Expect at Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist?

Taking your child to the dentist for the first time can be a nerve-racking experience because you do not know how they will react. Every child is different which means the dentist may be fun for one kid and terrifying for another. Knowing what to expect from that first dental visit can help you prepare and possibly anticipate how your child will react. At the very first visit to the dentist your child will get an examination and possibly a cleaning. In some situations the first visit will also include x-rays and the scheduling of dental procedures.

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3 Tips for Taking Care of Your Child’s Teeth

Taking care of your teeth is a lifelong process. It is something you have to do every day if you want healthy and great looking teeth. As a parent, you also need to make sure that your child’s teeth are taken care of until he or she is old enough to do it. The good news is that taking care of your child’s teeth is not an overly complicated task if you follow a few basic tips.

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