Is it Time to See the Dentist?

If you develop a toothache, lose a tooth, or suddenly notice a loose tooth, your next call will probably be to our dentist, Dr. Holly Krystek. But for good oral health, you shouldn’t wait for a problem or a dental emergency to schedule an appointment. You should see the dentist at least twice a year for your regular cleanings and... read more »

Discussing Dentistry: Teenage Dentistry

To ensure your smile can continue to function effectively for the rest of your years, you will need to make sure that you take care of it during key stages of your life. During your teen years, loss of your permanent teeth, the wisdom teeth can grow in. As such, you will need to make sure that you provide the... 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, our dentist, Dr. Holly Krystek, is happy to help you... 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 people wish they had whiter teeth. The truth is, as... 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 effective gum disease prevention plan by eliminating risk factors for... 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 are so severely damaged or infected, there is no hope... 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 to support a dental prosthesis. Dental implants can either be... 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 Krystek, is happy to give you details about a few... 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 actually really dangerous to your smile, though the effects are... read more »

Finding the Best Flossing Technique

No flossing technique is absolutely perfect. Humans are still learning better techniques and creating better products with each passing decade. Still, improving your technique is a worthy goal. Consider these dental tips for motivation and refinement of your flossing habit: - Dental floss is tremendously key to eliminate plaque and food debris that brushing alone cannot reach. - Each strand... read more »