Category: Preventive Dentistry

Tips For Keeping Halloween Cavities Away

When we consume a lot of candy, the sugary content could be a recipe for cavities. To help avoid the onset of tooth decay in smiles both young and old, we have a few tips. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist will explain how routine care at home and regular visits for checkups and… Read more »

Stop Teeth Grinding With A Custom Appliance

When you grind your teeth on a nightly basis, or clench them, then you could be suffering from a disorder known as bruxism. Without treatment, you could experience painful symptoms, and risk damaging your smile. Fortunately, your Ankeny, IA, dentist knows how to offer relief with a custom-made and comfortable oral appliance!

Preventing And Managing Gum Disease

Periodontal disease is a serious issue that according to the Centers for Disease Control, impacts half of adults over the age of 30. However, your Ankeny, IA, dentist knows how to not only help prevent the disease, but how to manage it for people that already have periodontal issues. With the right steps, you can… Read more »

What Makes A Checkup And Cleaning Important?

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… Read more »

Let’s Talk Proper Brushing And Flossing

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… Read more »

Let’s Talk About Our New Health And Safety Protocols

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… Read more »

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 »