Preventive care isn’t just for adults. Children, from toddlers to teens, also need care at home and in the office to avoid the onset of issues ranging from cavities to gingivitis. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist will explain how we use children’s dentistry to help kids in your community enjoy better oral health.
You may not realize it, but your routine checkup and cleaning visits are very important. In fact, they’re vital for fighting everything from cavities and gum disease, to bad breath and even teeth stains. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist will explain what makes these visits so important, and why you should see us every six months!
While checkups and cleanings help keep teeth and gums strong and healthy, you also need to care for your smile each day while at home. While many people brush and floss, they often do so incorrectly, which still leaves their smile vulnerable to poor oral health. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist looks at how to properly care for your smile from home.
Dental implants are made of three major parts: the post, the abutment, and the restoration. The restoration is the part people see when you smile, and the part that makes eating your favorite foods again possible. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist will explain how we create one that looks natural and returns function and beauty to your smile following the loss of one or more teeth!
If you have between one and three missing teeth in a row, then your Ankeny, IA, dentist may use a bridge to fill this gap and protect your oral health. But what if you lose a greater number of teeth, possibly all of them? In today’s blog, we’re looking at full and partial dentures, and explain how we craft them and why you need them!
When you put off checkups and cleanings, and don’t let your dentist know about toothaches or bleeding gums, you risk serious complications for the health, beauty, and function of your smile. However, your Ankeny, IA, dentist understands that many people are avoiding office visits out of concern about the pandemic. Fortunately, we’ve implemented new health and safety protocols to help safeguard our patients and their family!
If you have lost one or more of your natural teeth, then you may need treatment. Otherwise, serious complications could begin to arise that impact everything from your ability to eat to your facial structure. To address more minor cases, your Ankeny, IA, dentist may craft a dental bridge. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at how we support them with dental implant technology.
Lately we’ve talked a lot about fillings, crowns, and root canal treatment, all of which are designed to prevent the loss of a decayed or infected tooth. However, sometimes we actually need to remove a tooth to help preserve your oral health. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist will look at dental extractions, and what happens after we remove one.
We offer far more than a dental filling to repair teeth with damage or issues like cavities. In order to provide a more lifelike and long-lasting solution, one that matches the dimensions and shade of your teeth, we may suggest a crown. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist will talk about the benefits of a dental crown, and when you need to see our team for repair.
A cavity often needs a filling, but what happens when a tooth becomes infected and needs more than a simple filling? In order to bring a stop to discomfort and prevent a missing tooth, we treat infections with an endodontic procedure known as a root canal. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist is talking about how we perform a root canal treatment.