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Wheelock and Associates Dentistry


4100 Morningside Avenue
Sioux City, IA 51106
Last Updated: March 1, 2018




About Wheelock and Associates Dentistry

We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!
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More About Wheelock and Associates Dentistry

When you visit our office, your smile is our top priority. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve.

We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!

High Standards

A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.

Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs. Our website is a resource we hope you’ll find both useful and interesting.

Education & Prevention

As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.

Uncompromising Safety

Infection control in our office is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Training & Expertise

As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.

A Positive Experience

Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

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Every single year in America, over 42,000 individuals will be diagnosed with oral or throat cancer. These cancers are extremely deadly and contain a 5-year survival rate of roughly 64%. This means it is imperative to have it found early on. To help protect your mouth from the dangers of oral cancer, it is important to look for signs and symptoms of its presence. Listed below are common indications of oral cancer:

– If your mouth is regularly bleeding, including unexplained bouts of bleeding, oral cancer may be present.

– If you have any sores visible on your face, neck, or mouth that frequently bleed and will not heal within two weeks, oral cancer may be the cause.

– Throat soreness, as well as chronic sore throats, are a known sign of oral cancer.

– Look for indications of white, red, or speckled patches inside your mouth.

– A common symptom of cancer involves unexplained weight loss.

– If you have any complications with routine functions of your mouth, such as chewing and swallowing, as well as moving your jaw and tongue, visit your dentist.

– Look for symptoms of visible damage to your facial area, including abnormal swelling and thickenings, rough spots, crust, eroded areas, lumps or bumps, or other visual abnormalities to your gums, lips, and any areas inside your mouth.

– Always look for indications of unexplained numbness, any loss of feeling or sensation in your facial areas, as well as any pain or tenderness in your mouth.

You may be at an elevated risk for oral cancer. Wheelock & Associates Dentistry is here to help you with all your oral health care needs. For a comprehensive diagnosis from Dr. Douglas Wheelock and our team of dental specialists in Sioux City, Iowa, you can book an appointment by calling us at 712-274-2038. 

Wheelock and Associates Dentistry


4100 Morningside Ave

Sioux City, IA 51106

If you need help restoring your smile because of problems with your gums, we can help. A healthy smile is dependent on healthy gums as well as teeth. Unfortunately, gum disease is actually quite common and can invite disastrous effects on your oral health.

Caused by dental plaque infecting gum tissue, gum disease results in gum tissue pulling away from the teeth, develop pockets where plaque can collect, and result in tooth and supportive bone loss. Plaque is that sticky biofilm where bacteria thrive, and you can feel it in your mouth when you run your tongue along your teeth before you brush.  Plaque steadily builds up on your tongue, teeth, and gums.

You can recognize the symptoms of gum disease in your smile if you notice the following:

  • Receding gums, bleeding gums, red or swollen gums.
  • Loose teeth.
  • Chronic bad breath.
  • Chronic bad taste in the mouth.
  • Changes in your bite and how your teeth fit together.

At Wheelock & Associates Dentistry, we offer laser gum treatments for our patients in Sioux City, Iowa battling gum disease. Using a laser, bacteria are destroyed and infected gum tissue is removed. We can stop the progression of gum disease by providing a healthier environment for gum tissue to grow. Laser gum treatment is efficient while comfortable for you. Laser gum treatment removes unhealthy tissue, minimizes bleeding, lowers your risk of infection and doesn’t require stitches.

If you need help overcoming gum disease in your smile, we invite you to give us a call at 712-274-2038. Dr. Wheelock, Dr. Bursick, Dr. Baller, and Dr. Post will make sure that your teeth and gums get the care they deserve!

Wheelock and Associates Dentistry


4100 Morningside Ave

Sioux City, IA 51106

Although there are numerous oral health care techniques you can use to keep your mouth clean and fresh, including brushing and flossing daily and visiting your dentist for regular check-ups, it is important to care for your teeth against oral accidents and injuries that can arise. One way to prevent damage is by wearing protective gear, such as Under Armour® Performance mouth guards, during high-risk activities.

Depending on the mouth guard brand and style, they can be customized and modified to your exact dental needs. Customizable mouth guards and boil-capable mouth guards can be modified to meet your dental profile specification. However, there is also a one-size-fits-all mouthguard that is generally used when the other ones cannot be implemented.

When you are wearing Under Armour® Performance mouth guards, be sure to remember that it is an extension of your teeth, and they need to be cared for just as your mouth does. This means they are subject to damage due to harmful bacteria, which could contaminate your entire mouth, so keep them clean at all times. In some situations, wearing mouth guards may seem cowardly, but the loss of teeth and dental damage that can occur due to blunt trauma is much more important than how your peers may perceive you.

No matter the mouth guards you desire, Dr. Douglas Wheelock and our team at Wheelock & Associates Dentistry are here to give you the smile you want. If you would like to schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Sioux City, Iowa, please contact us at 712-274-2038 to speak with a member of our team. A happy smile is a healthy smile!

Has your smile become dull or yellowed with time? Our dentists offer professional teeth whitening in Sioux City, Iowa, to help your teeth regain a brilliant, white shine.

Call us today at 712-274-2038 to schedule your appointment.

Wheelock and Associates Dentistry

4100 Morningside Ave

Sioux City, IA 51106

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