Hove Family Dental

We are a general family dentistry clinic, committed to you oral health! Call today for an appointment! 515-221-9003

[05/18/20]   We are open! We have slowly started seeing patients today. We have kept the waiting room closed to eliminate patient to patient contact. If you have a scheduled appointment, please remain in your car and call us to let us know you are here. Someone will come out to your car and complete a patient screening and then escort you directly to your treatment room. Unless you are a minor, no one will be allowed to accompany you to your appointment at this time. Please wear a mask or something to cover your mouth and nose into the clinic, as required by the Iowa Dental Board.
Of course, if you have been sick, if you have had contact with anyone who has been sick, or you have been traveling recently, please call to reschedule your appointment to help us slow the community spread. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we transition back!

[05/07/20]   Hello to all of our wonderful patients! The Governor of Iowa has signed a proclamation allowing dental offices in the state to resume dental care statewide May 8, 2020. This is great news! However, this proclamation also includes that we must have adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) available in order to safely practice. Along with many other dental offices, much of our PPE has been on back order for weeks. At this time, we will not be able to immediately open until we can acquire the appropriate personal protective equipment to keep all of you and all of the staff here at Hove Family Dental safe during treatment. We are hopeful to be back up and treating patients very soon! Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this new normal going forward. We will be in touch as soon as we can safely open and look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces again!

[04/28/20]   Governor Reynolds has extended the mandate to close dental offices for non-emergent treatment through May 15th. We are so excited to get back to work, but we want to ensure safety for everyone first. Dr. Hove is still available for major emergencies and to speak with you on the phone for any dental advice you may need until we open again. Please continue to take good care of yourselves and each other, don’t forget to brush and floss, and stay healthy!

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Why Your Dental Appointment Was Cancelled & What’s a Dental Emergency?

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medcenterblog.uvmhealth.org The American Dental Association (ADA) released its recommendation for dental offices to postpone all non-emergent dental treatment.

[03/19/20]   Attention: In order to follow guidelines of the American Dental Association and the Iowa Dental Association, Hove Family Dental has made the very difficult decision to temporarily close the office. We are tentatively set to be closed March 19, 2020-April 5, 2020. When the time comes, we will reassess the situation and make a decision on reopening, depending on what is happening in our community. If you do have a dental emergency, please call the office to get the doctors cell phone contact number and call to leave a message. Treatment for any dental emergencies will be handled on a case by case basis and is up to the discretion of the doctor. If you have an appointment scheduled during this 3 week period we are closed, please know we are attempting to contact you to reschedule your appointment. If we do not hear back from you to get your appointment rescheduled, we will attempt to contact you again after we return to work. We are tremendously sorry about any inconvenience this may cause you. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this difficult time. The Team at Hove Family Dental

[03/16/20]   Attention: We are still seeing patients today but we have decided to close the waiting room to eliminate patient to patient contact. If you have a scheduled appointment, please remain in your car and call us to let us know you are here. Someone will come out and escort you directly to your treatment room. Unless you are a minor, no one will be allowed to accompany you to your appointment at this time.
Of course, if you have been sick, if you have had contact with anyone who has been sick, or you have been traveling recently, please call to reschedule your appointment to help us slow the community spread. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation through this difficult time.

[02/15/18]   Impacted teeth are stuck and can grow no further in the mouth. Pressure on nearby teeth can cause damage, and the rate of periodontal infections increases. Oral surgeons can surgically remove impacted teeth and repair any surrounding damage.

[02/13/18]   Did you know skipping early dentist visits can lead to more problems in the future? A scientific paper in Pediatric Dentistry from 2006 showed that children who waited until they were two or three to see a dentist were more likely to have subsequent preventive, restorative, and emergency visits.

[02/08/18]   Your child can begin using toothpaste around age two, when most kids can spit while brushing, enabling them to use a fluoride toothpaste. However, they should be supervised until the age of five.

[02/06/18]   Did you know a tooth that’s been extracted can lead to up to a 50 percent loss of bone in the surrounding area in as little as three years? That can affect other teeth. In many cases, the best way to stabilize existing teeth is with a bone graft.

[02/01/18]   It's important to implement a regular teeth cleaning routine in order to prevent or reduce the effects of periodontal disease. Brushing after meals and flossing daily will help in the prevention of this disease.

[01/30/18]   When should your child see a dentist for the first time? That’s a common question. In general, we recommend scheduling the first dental appointment no later than 6 months after the first tooth emerges.

[01/25/18]   While medications may be used with other periodontal treatments such as scaling and root planing, they cannot always take the place of surgery. Whether you need surgery will depend on how far the disease has progressed.

[01/23/18]   Periodontal pocket reduction surgery is performed to ensure the proper fit of gum and tooth. Periodontal disease loosens teeth and destroys bone and supportive tissue, which results in the formation of pockets around your teeth. In most cases, these will need to be repaired.

[01/18/18]   Statistics show that more children have orthodontic treatment today than 30 to 40 years ago. If you aren't quite satisfied with the spacing and look of your smile, a cosmetic dentist can use braces to re-align your teeth and improve your smile.

[01/16/18]   Did you know that the main cause of tooth discoloration is aging? As you grow older, the enamel on your teeth wears down and can result in a dull, discolored appearance. Your teeth can also become discolored from smoking and consuming large quantities of coffee or tea.

[01/11/18]   From a dental health perspective, water really is the best beverage you can provide for your children. Not only does it lack enamel damaging acids, but it also doesn’t have any sugar.

[01/09/18]   You'll often hear dentists talk about plaque. This is a film (usually pale yellow) that naturally develops on teeth. It's made by bacteria that try to attach themselves to the smooth surface of the tooth. If plaque gets mineralized, it forms into calculus.

[01/04/18]   So what exactly causes discoloration on the teeth? This is usually the result of food, drink, smoking, and sometimes poor oral hygiene. The best treatment for this involves teeth whitening, which normally entails bleaching the discolored teeth.

[01/02/18]   Wisdom teeth are vestigial organs left over from a time when humans ate more abrasive seeds and plants. The extra teeth would have allowed for more chewing, while wear on the teeth would have provided more room in the jawline.

[01/02/18]   Wisdom teeth are vestigial organs left over from a time when humans ate more abrasive seeds and plants. The extra teeth would have allowed for more chewing, while wear on the teeth would have provided more room in the jawline.

[12/28/17]   The most obvious benefit of orthodontic work is a good appearance, but there are other benefits as well. Braces and other orthodontic appliances can help correct bite problems and prevent the need for tooth extractions. Straight teeth are also much easier to clean.

[12/28/17]   The most obvious benefit of orthodontic work is a good appearance, but there are other benefits as well. Braces and other orthodontic appliances can help correct bite problems and prevent the need for tooth extractions. Straight teeth are also much easier to clean.

[12/26/17]   If you have lost a tooth or teeth due to either disease or an accident, then a dental implant is your best bet for restoring your smile. Here, an artificial tooth root made of titanium is fused to the jaw and then is topped by a crown or bridge.

[12/26/17]   If you have lost a tooth or teeth due to either disease or an accident, then a dental implant is your best bet for restoring your smile. Here, an artificial tooth root made of titanium is fused to the jaw and then is topped by a crown or bridge.

[12/21/17]   What were the first toothbrushes made of? If you guessed twigs, you're right. Anthropologists believe early man probably rubbed the rough ends of twigs to soften them, and then used the furred tips as makeshift tooth polishers and cleaners.

[12/21/17]   What were the first toothbrushes made of? If you guessed twigs, you're right. Anthropologists believe early man probably rubbed the rough ends of twigs to soften them, and then used the furred tips as makeshift tooth polishers and cleaners.

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[12/19/17]   Some congenital growth abnormalities of the mouth include cleft lip and cleft palate, anodontia, hypodontia, amelogenesis imperfecta, dentinogenesis imperfecta, supernumerary teeth, malocclusion, oral cancer and more.

[12/19/17]   Some congenital growth abnormalities of the mouth include cleft lip and cleft palate, anodontia, hypodontia, amelogenesis imperfecta, dentinogenesis imperfecta, supernumerary teeth, malocclusion, oral cancer and more.

[12/14/17]   What should you expect if you visit a cosmetic dentist for veneers? First, the dentist will take an impression of the teeth for the veneers. Each tooth will be buffed so that the cement and veneer can permanently attach.

[12/12/17]   "I’m scheduled for root planning and scaling. What should I expect?" Your periodontist can offer specifics, but in general, you should expect a local anesthetic before the periodontist cleans the gums and the teeth down to the roots. You may also have antibiotic fibers inserted between the teeth and gums to prevent infection. These will be removed in about a week.

[12/07/17]   Remember, having receding gums isn’t quite as natural as a receding hairline. Since this can signal a periodontal issue, it’s important to get your mouth examined as soon as possible.

[12/05/17]   Did you know that an oral gel containing an antibiotic may be administered by your periodontist as a means to treat your gum disease? This gel will be injected into the pocket between your teeth, which is later sealed and bandaged with a "periodontal pack."

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12951 University Ave, Ste 100
Clive, IA
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Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 14:00
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