Repairing a Broken Tooth with a Crown

A fractured, cracked, or broken tooth can often be a serious cause for concern. Even if the damage is only limited to the enamel layer of the tooth it can still impede the proper function of your mouth and impair your ability to chew. If the broken tooth is visible... Read more »

Toothpaste vs Kid’s

Most people would agree that raising children can be complicated. For instance, tasks that should be simple may be more complex than you would normally expect. Even mundane tasks like brushing your little one’s teeth can, at times, seem nearly impossible—or at least not worth the effort. However, as you... Read more »

Let Our Teeth Whitening Treatments Brighten Your Pearly Whites

If your teeth have been less than stellar lately due to tooth discoloration, At Dental Associates of Manchester in Manchester, Iowa, we can help by providing you with a custom tray to take home to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home. In just a few days,... Read more »

What to do When One of Your Crowns Falls Out

When Dr. Timothy Collier fits a crown it always intended to restore the function and appearance of the enamel layer of a tooth for a long time. Unfortunately, there are instances where something like a blow to the face, a hard fall or issues with chronic periodontal disease can weaken... Read more »

Get Screened for Oral Cancer

Did you know that April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month? Oral cancer is a serious disease found in nearly 50,000 new people every year. Unfortunately, only just more than half of those people will be alive five years from now. Oral cancer is so deadly not because it is hard... Read more »

The Details of Dental Fluoride Treatment

Do you ever wonder why fluoride is so important? Well, our Dental Associates of Manchester team is more than happy to tell you! Each day, our smiles are threatened by the harmful dental conditions that attack and destroy our teeth, like acid, tooth decay, and gum disease. Fluoride is a... Read more »

The Digital X-Ray Revolution

Digital radiography, also known as digital x-rays, have dramatically improved how dentists image patients’ smiles and have revolutionized patient comfort and safety. What are digital x-rays and why are they such a big deal? Do digital x-rays impact your visit to the dentist? X-ray imaging, or radiography, utilizes x-ray waves... Read more »

How Can Flossing Help Your Pearly Whites?

Daily flossing of your pearly whites removes oral debris, food particles, bacteria, and plaque stuck in between the teeth. Taking the time to floss makes you less susceptible to gingivitis--gum disease that arises from hardened plaque. Plaque will irritate your gum tissue, causing gum sensitivity if it is not removed... Read more »

Whitening Strips to Conveniently Whiten Your Smile

Stains on your teeth from dark foods and drink, tobacco use or the natural process of aging can leave you wanting a brighter, whiter smile. The degree of staining on your teeth will determine which whitening products or procedures are called for to restore the white smile you’ve always wanted.... Read more »

Having Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Wisdom teeth are essentially third molars leftover from a time in human evolution when our ancient ancestors ate a lot of hard foods and roots. They develop inside the gums at the same time as your permanent teeth. While most people have four wisdom teeth, it’s not uncommon to have... Read more »