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!
You know that you should probably do something about your toothache. However, considering the fact that when you really start thinking about it, there seem to be quite a lot of options, you might have some trouble figuring out the right choice (or choices). As you probably realize already, lots of people end up with tooth pain and find themselves in a similar situation as the one you are currently in. What to do right now and how to make sure your choices are wise ones that keep your smile in good health? Our Ankeny, IA team can help!
You might like what you’ve learned about dental bonding thus far. Do you feel like an absolute expert on the topic yet, though? If you’re shaking your head “no” from side to side, then we know you probably have lots and lots of remaining questions about this treatment. That’s perfectly wonderful! Of course, we encourage you to see us at our Ankeny, IA practice, so you can ask all of the things that apply to your smile. For now, though, we want to offer you some answers to things we hear about all the time, so you’re one step closer to mastering the subject and feeling like you’re ready to improve your grin!
When you learn about porcelain veneers for the first time, the flood of amazing benefits can truly make your head spin! However, then there’s the aftermath when you start wondering if veneers are really for you, if they’re something you could consider for yourself, and more. The good news in this case is that our Ankeny, IA team can happily report that they most likely are something that will help your smile look even more beautiful! As for the little details that keep you up at night, wondering if you should call us to set up a consultation (or not), we can speak to them and clear them up with ease!
You might want to ask us some questions about teeth whitening at our Ankeny, IA practice. However, you might choose not to do so because you feel shy or embarrassed or you think that the answers include information you should have been able to figure out for yourself at this point. Remember, we don’t think this way! We don’t expect you to be amateur dental professionals (because that never goes well for anyone!). Instead, when you have questions about any aspect of your smile care, we would like for you to bring them up. Today, we bring up a handful of questions (and offer answers) on your behalf!
You might already know that what you really want for your smile is tooth contouring. You know this because there are areas of your smile that would look so much better if you were to remove a little bit of tissue. When is this relevant, you ask? Well, when a tooth is extra long, when it’s got a sharp point, when it has a rough border or texture, or when you are dealing with some asymmetry to your smile or awkward shaping. While you might love all of these benefits because they speak to your concerns, you may still be asking yourself some questions (that you can most certainly ask us). Let our Ankeny, IA team start by answering a few!
Don’t think for one second that you’re the only person who has ever spend time poring over your smile in the mirror, wishing certain things could be different, wondering if you’re overreacting, and then taking a bit of time to obsess over what you smile could look like. Fortunately, you aren’t out of luck (nor do you have to wait for a magical genie to appear to grant you your wishes). All it takes when you feel like it’s time to get headed toward a smile you actually really like looking at in the mirror is some time with our Ankeny, IA team. In addition to just about anything else you might need for your smile, we offer cosmetic dentistry! Translation: We can help you out!
How well would you say you do when it’s time for vacation? Does your personality lean more toward someone who’s packed a week in advance with tons of lists and checklists for those lists? Or, are you more of a “toss everything into the suitcase at the last minute” type of individual? Maybe you’re like a lot of people and you’re somewhere in between. If you’re the former, then you are likely already well set up in regard to prepping your smile for travel. If not, however, then you may want to consider what our Ankeny, IA practice has to offer in the way of ideas to make traveling easier on your oral health. Don’t worry: It works for everyone!
Yes, we know: It’s only July. So, why are we already bringing up mention of back to school? Well, because we know that time flies, you suddenly wake up a week before school is back in session realizing you never got around to planning out your child’s smile care, and here you are with a long list of things to accomplish (and an even longer list of supplies to buy). What to do? As far as we are concerned, the answer lies with scheduling dental care right now in Ankeny, IA, so you’re ready to go and can check this very important detail off the list.