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Alternative Text Posted April 13, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
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Teaching Your Kids to Brush & Floss

As a parent, you will have numerous opportunities to teach your children valuable skills and each one will yield priceless memories. Your child’s first step, your child’s first word, your child’s first bike ride, your child’s first unassisted brushing and flossing session…well, maybe that last one won’t be as memorable, but Drs. Michael & Blake […]

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Alternative Text Posted March 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Services
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Forget Your Fears with Sedation Dentistry

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dentist! Lush Family Dental knows that some folks avoid the dentist’s chair like the plague. According to studies at the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington, as many as 8% of Americans are too afraid to go to dentists and 20% are too anxious to visit a […]

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Alternative Text Posted March 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
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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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Alternative Text Posted February 27, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
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Are Your Teeth Safe from Coffee Stains?

First things first, put your worries away! We are not about to tell you that your coffee drinking days are over. We know that each shot of caffeine is crucial and we cherish our coffee, too! Here at Lush Family Dental, we want to educate you on what causes coffee stains and what you can […]

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Alternative Text Posted February 13, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
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Relief from Dry, Chapped & Cracked Lips

We’re no strangers to extreme temperatures and dry weather, and our lips are proof. Most of us experience chapped lips at some point during the year; it’s not uncommon to see lips suffering from annoying, painful cracks. Here at Lush Family Dental we keep abreast of the oral health needs of Waukee, so here are […]

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Alternative Text Posted January 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Services
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Teeth Grinding, Clenching & Bruxism

There is a good chance you have heard someone mention the term ‘bruxism’ and discuss the problems it can cause for your oral health. At the office, we talk about a lot of technical dental stuff that doesn’t necessarily concern our patients, but bruxism is something we definitely want you to know about. Stress and […]

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Alternative Text Posted January 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Services
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Is Flossing Really Necessary?

How do you feel when you see that little plastic floss container in your medicine cabinet? Eagerness to achieve that clean feeling in your mouth? Or regret over a habit you have trouble keeping? Did you get excited about recent headlines saying flossing isn’t necessary? We’re sorry to break the news, but as your oral […]

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Alternative Text Posted December 27, 2020 / Blog, Patient Care
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Oral Hygiene for Families on the Go

Today’s families seem to be busier than they were in the past—lots of homework, extracurricular activities, and hopefully, some quality time spent with the family. Here are a few ideas from Drs. Michael & Blake Louscher to make consistent oral hygiene a little more convenient: Brushing teeth in the shower:  as hard as it is […]

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Alternative Text Posted December 13, 2020 / Blog, Patient Care
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Keep Lipstick Off Your Teeth with These Handy Tips

You work with Drs. Michael & Blake Louscher to achieve your most beautiful smile, but if you also add makeup to enhance your appearance, you may have had the problem of drifting lipstick. At one time or another, we’ve all talked to someone with lipstick on their teeth and faced that awkward question: “How do […]

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Alternative Text Posted November 27, 2020 / Blog, Patient Care
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A Dental First Aid Kit for Kids

Most homes have a standard first-aid kit—and with the demanding schedules of the average American family today, it’s smart to keep one in your vehicle, too. Whether at home or away from home, active kids like to run, play, climb, and jump off things—and sometimes emergency dental injuries follow. Drs. Michael & Blake Louscher thinks […]

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