Sweetheart of a practice…

For Doctors, Randall and Karla Rothfus (Rothfus Family Dental)  there’s not much in life that the two haven’t accomplished without being together. After all, the two first met at the tender age of five while growing up in Carlisle, Iowa. “I guess you could say we were ‘preschool sweethearts,’” Dr. … [Read more...]

Kids Bad Teeth Linked To Bullying

This probably doesn't come as a huge surprise, but kids with bad teeth are often bullied. A study published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics found that teeth were the number one targeted facial feature! The study was conducted among 6th grade students in Amman, … [Read more...]

Digital Dentistry

We are living in the digital age and digital dentistry is here to stay. Most state-of-the-art dental practices now use digital x-rays, also called radiographs, instead of the old fashioned x-ray films. Digital x-rays give sharp, beautiful images instantly. No dark room with chemicals and waiting … [Read more...]

Periodontal Disease and Oral Cancers

Periodontal disease has been linked to many severe health conditions including diabetes and heart disease. Researchers in Germany appear to have found a correlation between periodontal disease and a type of oral cancer. Recently published in the journal Head and Face Medicine, the study found … [Read more...]

Happy New Year and Happy Healthy Smiles

How's this for a New Year's resolution that you can keep - resolve to maintain a healthy smile in 2014! The easiest part of keeping this resolution will probably be the tooth brushing - most people brush their teeth every day. To maintain good oral health brush morning and night with a fluoride … [Read more...]

Start The New Year With A Whiter Smile

Lots of us make New Year's Resolutions and most of us don't keep them. If your resolution is to look better in 2014 then a brighter, whiter smile can help you achieve your goal! Our smile is one of the first things people notice about us. A dingy, discolored smile can make us appear older than we … [Read more...]

Top Excuses for Not Flossing

What's your excuse for not flossing? Only about half of us floss every day and 10% of Americans never floss which is too bad because flossing is vitally important for healthy teeth and gums. Here are some of the top excuses dentists hear from those who avoid flossing: I don't know how. OK, … [Read more...]

Dental Care Important For Seniors

Some people seem to think that once they get past a certain age they no longer need to visit the dentist. Not true, seniors need to visit the dentist regularly. In fact, good oral health is more important as we get older! Here are a few of the common oral health problems that our senior patients … [Read more...]

Candy That Prevents Cavities?

Candy that keeps you from getting cavities?  It seems too good to be true, but researchers have created a candy that can reduce the number of bad bacteria in your mouth without harming the good bacteria. We have lots of bacteria that live in our mouths, some of these bacteria are are good for us … [Read more...]

The Power To Prevent Tooth Decay

They say that knowledge is power and knowing what causes tooth decay can give you the power to prevent cavities! Tooth decay destroys both the enamel and inside dentin layer of the tooth. Tooth decay is caused by the combination of high carbohydrate foods and oral bacteria. We have many different … [Read more...]

Is An Electric Toothbrush Better?

Is it better to use an electric toothbrush or a manual one? It is really your brushing technique, not the toothbrush, that makes the difference. Some people prefer one over the other and no matter which kind you use - you still need to floss and you still need to visit the dentist. Electric … [Read more...]