Category: General Dentistry

Gaps In Your Smile: 3 Things You Can Do

Is a gap in your smile something you’re curious about? Maybe you are none too thrilled with this particular feature of your grin. Maybe you never really thought about it before but suddenly, you’re wondering if it’s something you should do something about. Is it okay for your oral health? Are smile spaces just an… Read more »

Feel Like Yourself Again: 3 Important Smile Improvements

When your smile isn’t at its best, it can really take a serious toll on how you feel about yourself! You may not necessarily make the connection right off the bat but it’s entirely possible that every time your smile hurts, every time you feel guilty about your not-so-dedicated dental care, and even each time… Read more »

Dental Care: Things The Future You Will Be So Thankful For

If you reflect on the significance of your dental care, you know that it’s important. You know that it will help you avoid a cavity that will then require a filling in the coming months. However, have you ever sat down to really think about the future you? No, not the one that will be… Read more »

Bad Breath And What You Should Do Right Away

What’s causing your it-just-won’t-go-away bad breath, you wonder? You’re not talking about the type of yucky mouth odor that stems from having eaten a meal packed with extraordinarily odoriferous foods. Nope, you’re talking about something else: It’s chronic, it’s not pleasant, and you’re not sure why it’s there, what to do about it, or if… Read more »

Bleeding Gums, What To Think, What To Do

When your gums bleed, there are different things that this might mean. On one hand, as you expect, this could mean that you are dealing with a gum health problem. On the other hand, our Ankeny, IA team reminds you that could have just accidentally cut a tiny bit of your gum tissue, leading to… Read more »

Let’s Talk Holiday Treats And Smile Protection

It’s that special, twinkling, chilly, lovely time of year again: The winter holidays have officially arrived! To you and yours, this means lots of fun, food, friends, family, and just about everything that puts a smile on your face. To our Ankeny, IA team? It means finding a way to help you protect that smile… Read more »

Prevention In The New Year: Helping You Feel Motivated!

If you are like many patients, one of the things you’d like to get motivated for in the new year is your smile! You want to know that you’re doing your best with preventive care but that doesn’t mean you really know how to motivate yourself. Guess what? Our Ankeny, IA team happens to be… Read more »

Unexpected Broken Tooth: Reasons This Happens

One of the things we notice from our patients is that beyond the frustration of dealing with a broken tooth is the frustration that comes from not understanding why it happened in the first place. In certain instances, things just don’t go your way and accidents lead to trauma. In other cases, it’s often something… Read more »

Really: Your Toothache Isn’t Always A Cavity!

You may assume that the second you end up with a toothache, it means that you definitely have tooth decay. You just know that you have a cavity, you figure you might even have an infection, and this causes you some stress. Of course, nobody likes dealing with decay. However, our Ankeny, IA team reminds… Read more »

Remember Simple Tips To Prevent Chips And Cracks

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… Read more »