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

Is Gingivitis a Serious Problem?

When you visit the dentist they do more than check your teeth for cavities. The dentist will also take a look at the condition of your gums. This is because the health of your gums is an important element to the health of your teeth. Your gum health can even have an impact on your overall health. Gingivitis is a common gum problem that many people have heard about. It is a word that is thrown around on a number of advertisements for dental products like mouthwash, toothpaste, and toothbrushes. This may lead you to question if gingivitis is a problem you need to take seriously.

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I’m Too Embarrassed of My Teeth to go to the Dentist

Our society places a lot of value on a pretty smile. Because of this people with major dental issues sometimes feel ashamed of the condition of their teeth. This can cause a vicious cycle where dental problems continue to worsen as people avoid the dentist out of embarrassment. If you find yourself in this situation it is important to realize that your dentist is trained to work on a wide variety of oral problems and has likely seen everything you have going on. If you are avoiding the dentist out of embarrassment you are putting yourself at risk for even worse dental problems.

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How to Determine if a Toothache is an Emergency

If you are suffering from a toothache it almost always feels like an emergency situation. Tooth pain can be very serious and if it happens outside of normal business hours for your dentist it can feel impossible to wait for help. But, there is a difference between a ‘normal’ toothache and one that is a legitimate emergency. Below are some examples to help you determine what constitutes a toothache emergency.

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Facts to Know Before You Get a Root Canal

Many people shudder at the thought of needing a root canal procedure. It sounds more serious than getting a filling and there is a lot of misunderstanding that surrounds the procedure. Like many other things in life, knowing what to expect can help reduce much of the fear and mystery that surrounds getting a root canal.

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Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures Beyond Teeth Whitening

Have you ever had the feeling that you have something stuck in your teeth? How do you interact with others when you feel that way? If you are like most people you attempt to show your teeth as little as possible until you have the chance to find a mirror and remove the food. This can be uncomfortable and stress inducing. This type of feeling-on a much more intense level-is what many people with damaged, discolored, or missing teeth experience all the time.

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Can Genetics Make You More Prone to Get Cavities?

The science of understanding how genetics impact our health is growing at a rapid pace. Genetic markers for many types of major diseases have been identified and can often be used as an impetus for preventative treatment. There are even companies that will test your DNA and give you a breakdown of your ancestry and potential health risks. Our understanding of how genetics impact our lives is beginning to expand when it comes to oral health as well. Genetic dentistry is an emerging field where scientists are studying the impact of genetics on the development of tooth decay and other oral health problems. There is still a lot to learn about this topic but researchers have found that your genetics can have an impact on your oral health.  

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