You may think to yourself that you’d prefer to just ignore the bruxism disorder that you’re aware is impacting your smile and that, though you may not realize it yet, will begin impacting your daily life. It doesn’t seem like a huge problem at first, of course. Instead, you may notice it so little that you might not have even known about the disorder until we diagnosed you! However, over time, it will become much more severe. This is the reason our Ankeny, IA team strongly advises you to choose bruxism treatment, rather than choosing to sweep the issue under the rug. Want some much more specific reasons for motivational purposes? You’ve got it!
When you learn a lot about your smile care, you often become well-versed in different types of symptoms. Or, if you are quick with looking things up online, you may become quite adept at seeking out symptoms and attempting to match them up with their corresponding smile health concern. While feeling educated in regard to your oral health is a wonderful thing and while the internet does have some reliable information, our Ankeny, IA team advises you to remember one thing when it comes to symptoms: You need our expertise! Now, for some additional information…
Why not just head to any dental practice when you have kids who need dental care, too, you wonder? Isn’t it all pretty much just the same stuff? As a matter of fact, it’s not! While you may be able to receive the same type of services from one practice to the next (though, we really think you’ll love the atmosphere and care from our team, of course), you will find that children require a different approach, different set of services, and more. Find out why bringing your little ones (and teens too) in to our Ankeny, IA practice for children’s dentistry is such a good idea!
There’s no immediate disqualifier for cosmetic care like you think there may be. For instance, we won’t tell you that you have the wrong type of teeth or that you’re the wrong age (assuming you’re an adult, of course), or that your smile just isn’t a good fit for esthetic improvements. As a general rule, everyone qualifies to enjoy a much better looking smile if there are issues that have arisen. However, when it comes to actually qualifying for this type of care as a candidate, there are certainly some things that will determine whether you’re ready at the current moment … or not quite yet. Let our Ankeny, IA team further explain, so you recognize the types of things that may influence your readiness (and how you might get closer to being prepared for the changes you want to see in your smile).
The same way that we encourage you to care for your smile and to prevent stains is pretty much going to be the suggestion we extend to you when you ask: How can I keep my treated smile white? You may wonder, will the white smile you’ve attained through whitening, bonding, or veneers be something that you can keep looking lustrous and gorgeous for years to come? Or, are you going to face immediate staining? Let us guide you through this very common territory with frequent questions and the very helpful answers our Ankeny, IA team offers to accompany them.
You don’t want to chip your teeth. You don’t want to crack them either. Though our Ankeny, IA practice can help you with dental care that with fix either one of these problems, avoiding them altogether and enjoying the complete and comfortable, fully functional, beautiful smile you’re so accustomed to is always preferable. While little accidents can happen that you just never really saw coming toward your grin, we remind you: When you take some details to heart and practice caution, you can usually keep that smile of yours safe from damage.
Is there any chance you sort of think of your toothbrush as a magic wand as you’re making your way through your dental hygiene? While this is certainly a fantastical and fun way to enjoy your dental care at home, we warn you against perhaps falling too far into the fantasy! Feel free to envision your brush as anything you’d like, so long as you remember it isn’t magical but it is only as successful as you make it (and as beneficial as its limits allow). Consider some quick suggestions about the truth regarding what you can expect from your toothbrush as provided to you by our very own Ankeny, IA team!
Do we want you to feel stressed out once you’re dealing with tooth loss? Absolutely not! We know that when you’re dealing with the fresh experience of missing teeth, it can be quite upsetting. What our Ankeny, IA team does want? For you to feel much better about your smile not by rationalizing to yourself that you should just “get used to” the loss of teeth teeth but by quickly seeking care from our practice. Did you know that when you’re motivated and take care of the issue, you can get your smile back (this includes function and beauty, of course) faster than you thought possible? Consider additional details.
Hooray! You just found out that you’re expecting a little bundle of joy! Now, of course, the planning and learning for your pregnancy begins. One area of concern that will most certainly pop up is what to do about your smile care. Should you keep going with what you’ve been doing at home? Should you see us still or should you stop coming in until after you’ve given birth? Not to worry. These are very common question with easy answers that our Ankeny, IA team is happy to share.
Do your previously healthy looking, pink, flat gums suddenly look angry and inflamed? When you’re dealing with puffy gum tissue that is obviously not in the best of health, it’s time to head in to see our Ankeny, IA team to discuss your gum health. Your gums may simply be irritated. Or, they may be inflamed as the result of a problem like gingivitis. As you likely already know, your gums are something to pay attention to and to treat right away, should a problem arise. So, take some simple yet very helpful steps toward getting your gums back to their optimally relaxed, healthy state!