Marion Office
159 Marion Blvd.
Marion, IA 52302
319-377-4225
Monticello Office
216 N Main Street # 1
Monticello, IA 52310
319-465-4666

 

Marion Office
159 Marion Blvd.
Marion, IA 52302
319-377-4225

Monticello Office
216 N Main Street # 1
Monticello, IA 52310
319-465-4666

Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

There is never a suitable substitute for daily brushing and flossing.

While some products, including water irrigation devices (or “water picks”), may be useful for specific applications, they may not be as effective as traditional flossing in the removal of plaque.

Water picks use powerful tiny bursts of water to blast away food particles and other debris in hard-to-reach areas of your mouth. Dentists use professional-grade water picks when preparing a tooth for restoration, or in general cleaning and exams.

People with painful gum disease or highly sensitive gums may find water picks useful for supplementing their brushing regimen. People with orthodontia, including braces, have found water picks quite useful because toothbrush bristles often get stuck.


Dr. Richard Wolken

Dr. Wolken graduated in December 1975 from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Iowa City, Iowa.
 

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