What To Do When You Want A Whiter Smile ASAP

Yes, of course, when you decide you want a whiter smile and you definitely want it right now, you feel the urge to kick your actions into high gear, as you reach for the nearest and most promising solution! However, with that said, our Ankeny, IA team reminds you: Reeling it all back in and instead, realizing that there’s one smart pathway that will get you headed in the direction of an optimally brighter (and protected) smile is always the way to go. Allow our team to help you get there!

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Is Autumn A Good Time To Receive Cosmetic Care?

You may have recently taken a look at the calendar, as you revisit the idea of seeking cosmetic care for your smile. Autumn is approaching, which means … well … you’re not sure what it means. You know that it means we are headed toward holiday time, that the weather will change, and that you’d actually really like it if your smile looked amazing for all of those particulars. However, the whole timing-and-cosmetic-treatments thing isn’t something you feel confident navigating. Good news: Our Ankeny, IA team can help you with that!

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Tooth Decay: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment, Healthy Smile

When you think about tooth decay in a big picture sort of a way, you may simply find that it’s something that causes you some stress and that you’d rather not think about. However, when you break down the details regarding how to prevent it, how to have a cavity diagnosed (should one occur), what to do to overcome the existence of this decay, and how to then move on with your smile in a positive, healthy way … well … then things become much easier! Consider the easy-to-remember and easy-to-practice details with our Ankeny, IA team, so you can wave goodbye to decay concerns and hello to feeling confident about your smile care (no matter what)!

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As We Approach Fall: 3 Smile-Related Myths!

The best news ever: Autumn is on its way, which means lots of cozy treats, cozy sweaters, and, well, just a lot of coziness! With that said, we were wondering: Are you all caught up on your smile plans for yourself, so you can bundle up in a blanket, relax, sip your special fall-time beverage, and all without spending time feeling frantic about your grin? Or, would you say that you’re dealing with quite the opposite at the moment? If there’s any type of oral health care or treatment you wish you’d already received, don’t forget: Summer isn’t over just yet! See our Ankeny, IA team ASAP (and uncover some dental care truths, while you’re at it)!

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Questions To Keep In Mind: Your Dental Cleanings

Have you ever taken the time to really think through the benefits of your dental cleanings? Are you very aware of the reasons we suggest you come in to see us, how frequently you should do so, and what might happen if you just decide to forego this part of your comprehensive prevention entirely? We know that though it may not be your number one priority, the preventive care that you receive from our practice should certainly make it to one of the slots on your priority list for life! To help you gain clarity and any additionally needed commitment to your care, our Ankeny, IA team offers up questions to keep in mind!

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Dental Floss: Things That Go Wrong (And Solutions)

When you know just what you’re doing with your dental hygiene and you’ve mastered both the art of brushing and flossing your smile, you know that you’ve got this part of your dental hygiene locked in for providing you with optimal smile cleansing at home! However, when you realize that your brushing is on point but your flossing could really use some help, the next thing to do is to make improvements, so you’re not putting your smile in harm’s way. What’s going wrong and how can you fix these issues, you wonder? Of course, our Ankeny, IA team would love nothing more than to help!

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Your Dental Filling: Problems It Fixes And Prevents

Did you know that when you come in to see our Ankeny, IA team for a dental filling, you’re not doing just one thing? Instead, by agreeing to a filling, you’re going to be achieving a long list of improvements that can both repair your tooth and prevent potential future problems (that, of course, you really don’t want to have to face). Not sure what all of these details include but you’re starting to feel much better about your decision to follow through on addressing decay and seeing us for a restoration? Good! The particulars will most certainly set your mind at ease!

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Dealing With Stains: Your Full Circle Approach

There’s something you need to know about smile stains: They happen to most teeth because you use your smile every day. Your teeth are always coming into contact with pigments that can contribute to discoloration so, over time, it’s natural to develop some amount of dimming, yellowing, etc. Of course, you can put in the effort to slow the formation of stains, you can treat them with exceptional success with our cosmetic care, and then you can return to doing your best to maintain a vividly white grin! Curious about how to make this full-circle approach to a lovely white smile work for you? Our Ankeny, IA team is more than happy to show you just how easy it is to accomplish.

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What to Know if You Have a Cavity

Cavities are so common that, sometimes, having one doesn’t seem like such a big deal. At least, not until the cavity gets worse and you’re forced to take the condition more seriously. Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer the cavity or let it get worse. At our Ankeny, IA, dentist’s office, we can help you find relief from the pain of a cavity and save your tooth from its destructive power by restoring your tooth with a biocompatible, tooth-colored filling. (more…)

An Intro Class: Canker Sores! 

Nobody wants them, lots of people get them, and they’re never pleasant (but they’re not as scary as they might seem): They’re canker sores! When one arrives in your mouth, you may find that you have no idea what to think, you suddenly have a long list of worries that you can’t seem to answer, and all you really want is for that sore to heal up and be gone! Fortunately, while you may initially feel a little out of your element and uncertain about how to proceed, a quick introduction of helpful details from our Ankeny, IA team will help you feel prepared and confident, should a canker make its (very unwelcome) arrival!

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