Category: Preventive Dentistry

Stop Teeth Grinding With A Bruxism Appliance

When we grind our teeth or clench our jaw on a regular basis, this is referred to as bruxism. Unless treated, bruxism could cause damage to your smile and lead to serious complications. Fortunately, your Ankeny, IA, dentist knows how to identify and treat this serious oral health concern, protecting the health and function of… Read more »

Periodontal Treatment With Deep Cleanings

If you begin to exhibit the warning signs of periodontal troubles, such as gingivitis or gum disease, then treatment could be crucial for managing these issues and preventing worsening conditions. In fact, lack of treatment for gum problems could mean an increased risk of tooth loss. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist looks at… Read more »

The Benefits Of A Checkup And Cleaning

When was the last time you visited our team for a checkup and cleaning? Our doors have been closed to non-essential care for a while now, but we’re finally getting ready to open our doors for checkups and cleanings. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist talks about the benefits of an exam and dental… Read more »

Don’t Let Tooth Decay Harm Your Smile

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… Read more »

Protecting Your Gum Health From Home

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… Read more »

Avoid Snacks That Cause Tooth Decay

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… Read more »

Could An Increase In Stress Cause Bruxism?

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… Read more »

How To Keep Your Smile Healthy While At Home

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!

What You Learn During a Dental Checkup Appointment

When you visit your dentist regularly for routine checkup and cleaning appointments, is a great chance for your dentist to learn as much as possible about the current state of your dental health. It’s also an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about it yourself, like if there’s more you should be doing to… Read more »

Why Good Hygiene Is the Basis of Good Dental Health

Most people know, at least to some degree, that good dental hygiene is important. We’ve been taught that most of our lives, and for a majority of us, we’ve experienced the consequences of not keeping up with good hygiene by needing treatment for a dental health concern (like a cavity). However, despite knowing it intellectually,… Read more »