Month: March 2012

Missing Teeth? Ankeny Dentist Addresses Tooth Loss with Dental Implants

Some people believe that tooth loss naturally occurs when a person ages. Despite this common misconception, your teeth are meant to last your entire life. Tooth loss is caused by gum disease, severe decay, and traumatic injury—not aging. Dr. Amanda Foust understands that tooth loss is emotionally distressing and works compassionately to restore the smiles… Read more »

Ankeny Dentist Addresses Myths about Gum Disease

You have probably been told by our staff to floss your teeth daily to protect your mouth from gum disease. Estimates show that three out of four adults in the U.S. will develop some form of gum disease. In early stages, gum disease is curable if addressed with proper oral hygiene and professional treatment. However,… Read more »

Types of Teeth and Their Functions

When you look in the mirror, you may notice that your teeth are different sizes and shapes. Each tooth plays a different role in helping you eat and speak. Dr. Foust can examine all 32 of your permanent teeth to make sure each one is clean, healthy, and functioning properly. Incisors: Your incisors are the… Read more »

Celebrating Women in Dentistry in Ankeny

Did you know that a national and international holiday share this week in March? Today is International Women’s Day, and March 6th was National Dentist Day. You may be wondering how these two holidays relate. Originally called International Working Women’s day, the combination of National Dentist Day calls to attention the growing female workforce in… Read more »