Why a Bone Graft May Precede Implant Placement

Bone grafting is commonly performed as a preliminary surgery prior to performing restorative dental care such as dental implant placement. Prior to anchoring a dental implant into the jawbone, our dentist will examine the surrounding bone where the placement will take place to determine if there is sufficient density to... Read more »

Learning More About Teenage Dentistry

As a teen, you are often faced with several risks that can put your teeth in harm's way. Beyond this, there's also a lot of risks involved with peer pressure influences that constantly lead to damage to your mouth. Making sure you're effectively caring for your teeth throughout your teen... Read more »

How to Avoid Dental Emergencies

Are you interested in avoiding dental emergencies? If so, good for you! Dental emergencies can harm your smile and endanger your oral health. And, they can inconvenience you greatly. You should remember that accidents happen and dental emergencies can occur no matter how hard you try to prevent them. But,... Read more »

Teeth Whitening Can Improve the Appearance of Your Smile

Do your teeth appear dull or faded? If so, a teeth-whitening treatment may be in your future! If your teeth need a pick-me-up, then you have come to the right place! Our dentist, Dr. Holly Krystek with Lifetime Dentistry in Muscatine, Iowa, offers teeth-whitening treatments to improve your smile. Many... Read more »

Unlock Your Smile with Risk Factor Prevention for Gum Disease

Are you aware of the risk factors for gum disease? Gum disease often occurs when infections of your gum tissues take place. In order to keep your smile safe, it is important to limit the effects of gum disease and have it treated as soon as possible. Furthermore, establish an... Read more »

Discover Your Smile with Root Canal Therapy

Keeping a tooth functioning even after removing a pulp is often a task for endodontists using root canal therapies. Through the use of a root canal therapy, it may be possible to save a tooth that otherwise would need to be extracted. Root canal therapies are often needed when pulps... Read more »

Dental Implants for a Fixed Solution to Missing Teeth

Missing teeth are never a fun thing to live with, and if you’ve wondered what you can do to restore not only your smile but your chewing abilities, we invite you to call your dentist for dental implants. This surgical component fuses with the bone of the jaw or skull... Read more »

Seasonal Foods and Sugary Foods

Like most of you, the holiday season is one of our favorite times of the year at Lifetime Dentistry. However, we usually see an increase in cavities growing around this season due to the increase in sugary foods and alcohols that people eat during their festivities. To help you keep... Read more »

All About the Dental Treatments Available

Dental care is great when it comes to restoring and even enhancing your teeth. Fortunately, there are many different treatments available that serve different purposes. This makes it possible for you to reach your oral health and smile goals. To help you know about these treatments, our dentist, Dr. Holly... Read more »

Sugar and Your Smile This Holiday Season

With the holidays close at hand, it is common to have a number of opportunities for sweet treats and acidic drinks (such as punch, fruit juice or cider, and alcohol). While these goodies can be fun on occasion, they can also be damaging to your teeth and gums. Sugar is... Read more »