Our regular daily habits could impact the risk of cavities forming in your smile. Not only do cavities cause painful aches and tooth sensitivity, but they could allow infection and other serious oral health issues, even tooth loss in some cases. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist explains what you can do to avoid cavities!
Routine home care isn’t just about avoiding cavities or keeping your teeth bright. You also need to think about your gums. Not only do they frame the appearance of your smile, but they ensure a stable and healthy smile. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist is looking at what you can do safeguard your periodontal health from home.
When we head to the store, we often stock up for the long-term to avoid being in crowded places and picking up or spreading COVID-19. But when you stock up on your favorite foods, we recommend picking options that don’t put your smile at risk! In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist looks at smile healthy-options and how to avoid issues like tooth decay.
Over time, stains form on our smiles and people often talk to us about cosmetic solutions, such as professional teeth whitening. However, since we’re currently only offering emergency treatments, we can’t help you brighten your smile from our office. Fortunately, your Ankeny, IA, dentist will explain how you can help keep your teeth bright from home!
Most of us are feeling elevated levels of stress right now, and who could blame us with everything happening in the world? However, your Ankeny, IA, dentist understands that elevated stress could lead to chronic teeth grinding, an issue also known as bruxism. In today’s blog, we’re looking at this connection and how to protect your smile.
At the moment, your Ankeny, IA, dentist is only offering emergency treatment to address serious issues like tooth decay, infection, or damaged teeth. Which means that maintaining preventive care from home is more important than ever. With proper brushing and flossing, you can help safeguard your smile against the onset of serious problems like cavities!
When a tooth develops an infection or a dental abscess, this could mean serious discomfort and the risk of tooth loss. In order to save the tooth and keep your smile whole, your Ankeny, IA, dentist may suggest a root canal procedure. When should you contact our team for a procedure like this, and what can you do to avoid infections from home?
Our office is currently closed to preventive care and optimal cosmetic treatments, but we’re still available to help Ankeny, IA, patients with dental emergencies. In today’s blog, we’re looking at what constitutes a dental emergency, and when you should see our team for treatment. We’re also discussing how to address these concerns and minimize your discomfort until you can see us!
Caring for your smile is almost second nature to most people, but doing it effectively can take more skill and attention than people often realize. For example, when it comes to gum disease, which is one of the most common chronic oral health concerns, preventing its formation seems simple. Yet, nearly 70% of adults will develop it to some degree by the time they reach their 60’s, and for some, it can lead to devastating consequences for their oral health. Today, we take a look at how you can be better at preventing gum disease on a day-to-day basis by paying a little more attention in your preventive care routine. (more…)
With the advanced state of modern dentistry and all we know about preventive dental care, you may be surprised to learn that a large majority of people still experience tooth decay to some degree in their lives. Tooth decay, which is the infection in your tooth structure that leads to cavity development, can range from mild to severe, depending on several different factors (such as how long you’ve had it). Today, we examine why tooth decay remains so common, and what steps you can take to prevent it from occurring, or avoid having to experience it again, if you already have. (more…)