Dentistry for Kids: What the Tooth Fairy Won’t Tell You

January 13th, 2021

Babies and kids are constantly growing and changing, and their mouths are no exception! Throughout childhood, kids lose their baby teeth, gain adult teeth, and they begin to take ownership of their own oral health. From brushing to braces to practicing their smiles, oral health is important for every kid at every stage. Read on […]

The Smoking Gun: Tobacco & Oral Health

December 27th, 2020

They say not everything natural is good for you. Nature has many poisons that humans have experimented with and learned the hard way to avoid. Tobacco is a popular plant that we’ve learned can really do a number on your health. Using tobacco is a personal and communal practice that can be really hard to […]

Dr Johnson featured on Entrepreneur Iowa Podcast

December 21st, 2020

Our own Dr. Chad Johnson has the heart of a true entrepreneur and had pleasure of talking with Dan Tooker on Entrepreneur Iowa, a part of Des Moines Radio Group. Tune in to learn more about Chad’s journey to opening his own dental clinic! DMRG Podcast · Entrepreneur Iowa: Veranda Dentistry

Professional Dental Cleanings Make a Big Difference

December 13th, 2020

You’ve been hearing it for years – “make sure to visit Dr. Chad Johnson and Dr. Emily Flesner twice a year for your regular cleanings.” Just in case you’ve ever wondered why regular dental cleanings are so important, Veranda Dentistry would like to take this opportunity to let Pleasant Hill, Ankeny, & Johnston residents in […]

Can Dry Socket Be Deadly?

November 27th, 2020

The dreaded words of warning for anyone who has a tooth extraction: dry socket. A dry socket is a painful complication after a routine treatment like an extraction, but it can be avoided if you’re careful, and it definitely won’t kill you. Read more below from Pleasant Hill, Ankeny, & Johnston dentists, Dr. Chad Johnson […]

Smile: It’s Good for You!

November 13th, 2020

Your smile is more powerful than you may know. Scientists have studied many aspects of smiling, such as how it affects your brain, your health, and your overall experience of life. Even the situation you’re in and the people around you are influenced by your smile. The findings may surprise you. Or, if you’re someone […]

Oral Anatomy 101

October 27th, 2020

Welcome to your mouth! A healthy mouth is necessary for a healthy life. You might be surprised how many different parts work together to make your mouth function. Read more below from Dr. Chad Johnson and Dr. Emily Flesner in Pleasant Hill, Ankeny, & Johnston to get an in-depth look at the human mouth and how […]

Local Anesthetic – Is it Safe?

October 14th, 2020

If you get to go on a tropical vacation, your ability to feel the warm sun and the smooth sand is crucial to enjoying the atmosphere. There are, however, times in life when you would rather not feel anything. Getting a dental procedure can be one of those times—as important as the procedure might be. […]

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Heart

September 27th, 2020

We all know that it’s important to take care of our health, but that’s often easier said than done. Health and hygiene routines are an investment of your time every day. So, wouldn’t it be great if you could accomplish more by actually doing less?  As it turns out, when it comes to oral health […]

5 Common Questions About Sedation Dentistry

September 13th, 2020

For many people, one thing stands in the way of a healthy, beautiful smile – fear of the dentist!  Even routine cleanings can be scary for folks with dental phobia. However, Veranda Dentistry has made it our business to offer you the most comfortable dental experience possible, which is why Dr. Chad Johnson and Dr. […]