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Posted April 13, 2021 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Lemon Juice – The Good, The Bad, & The Sour

In a great tale of opposites, lemon juice can be both acidic and basic, or alkaline. Read on to find out why people are talking about this, and what it means for your oral and overall health. What Is pH & Why Does It Matter? Drinking lemon juice (usually diluted in a glass of water […]

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Posted March 27, 2021 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Don’t Get Kicked in the Teeth! The Importance of Mouthguards in Sports Safety

It’s no secret that residents of Idaho love sports! The folks around here work hard and play just as hard, whether it’s football, baseball, basketball, or numerous other high-impact sports that can cause harm to your family’s mouths—at least 13% of all oral injuries happen during sports activities. Veranda Dentistry wants you to know how […]

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Posted March 13, 2021 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Is Your Little One Getting Enough Calcium?

Calcium. We regularly hear how important calcium is for our kids’ diets. It’s vital for healthy growth. Calcium is a building block for strong bones. It helps with hormone balance and keeps the heart pumping and blood circulating normally. But, did you know that calcium is also vital for healthy teeth?  Calcium builds strong bones. […]

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Posted February 27, 2021 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

When a Toothache is Not a Toothache

Most of us have experienced a toothache. At their mildest, toothaches may cause just enough discomfort to get on your nerves and disrupt your concentration, but at their worst, they can be debilitating. Because the pain feels like it’s coming from your tooth, it’s natural to assume that all toothaches are caused by cavities, gum […]

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Posted February 13, 2021 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Dentists Are Doctors, Too!

There are many kinds of doctors—Doctors of English, Doctors of Philosophy, Doctors of Medicine, Dr. Pepper… (wink). Of course, when we use the term doctor, we most often mean a physician or Doctor of Medicine. But did you know that dentists are doctors, too? Every doctor has a specialty, and a dentist’s specialty is oral […]

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Posted January 27, 2021 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Can You Treat a Toothache at Home?

When you’re suddenly struck with a toothache, floating ideas of home remedies may quickly come to mind. Whether you heard it from your great-aunt or saw it on Pinterest, at-home treatments are everywhere. Pleasant Hill, Ankeny, & Johnston dentists, Dr. Chad Johnson and Dr. Emily Flesner can explain more about how to care for a […]

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Posted January 13, 2021 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

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

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 […]

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Posted December 27, 2020 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

The Smoking Gun: Tobacco & Oral Health

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 […]

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Posted December 21, 2020 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Dr Johnson featured on Entrepreneur Iowa Podcast

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

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Posted December 13, 2020 / Blog/News
Chad Johnson

Professional Dental Cleanings Make a Big Difference

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 […]

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