Month: January 2012

Children’s Dentistry Quiz for Ankeny Parents

Have you ever wondered how much you know about your child’s dental care? Perhaps you are curious about the best approach to take to make sure that your child establishes healthy oral hygiene habits or how frequently your son or daughter should visit the dentist. Test your knowledge with the quiz below. 1.       When should… Read more »

This Year’s Resolution: Smile More

With a new year upon us, our staff at Dental Impressions would like to encourage our patients to smile more often. Smiling is essential to communication and can affect even the most mundane parts of our daily lives. Did you know there are numerous psychological and health benefits to smiling? Below are some interesting facts… Read more »

The Importance of Annual Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral Cancer, also diagnosed as pharyngeal cancer, causes more than 8,000 deaths a year. Surprising that such a small part of the body can cause such severe consequences, isn’t it? Oral cancer is most commonly diagnosed in its later stages. It has little to minimal symptoms at its early stages, making it less detectible at… Read more »

How Do I Prevent Gum Disease?

Gum disease is the result of infection and swelling of gum tissues when plaque builds up along the gum line. Plaque is a colorless film that surrounds your teeth and gums and is filled with harmful bacteria. Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. Eventually, the plaque buildup can enter… Read more »

Beverages and Oral Health

What we eat and drink can damage our overall oral health. Despite the fact that staying hydrated is important for optimal well-being, many common beverages can wreak havoc on our teeth. Acidic and sugary drinks are a leading contributor to damage. Enamel, a thin protective coating on teeth, acts as a guardian against daily abrasive… Read more »