Month: April 2012

Ankeny Dentist Explains Which Fruits to Eat for Better Smiles

Replace Sugary Snacks with Fruit Sugary foods, processed carbohydrates, and acidic fruits all top the list for foods that harm your teeth. You may already know about some of the worst foods for your dental health, but do you know which foods can help you have a whiter smile, less risk of cavities, and fresher… Read more »

Garlic and Gum Disease

Over the years, garlic has been a part folklore, ancient myth, and household remedies. By looking back into history we can apply some old world uses of garlic for new ways to improve oral and overall health. On National Garlic Day, Ankeny dentist, Dr. Amanda Foust will call to attention ways that garlic can treat… Read more »

Bad Dental Habits to Kick this Spring

Spring is about new beginnings. Baby animals are born, flowers bloom, and leaves return to tree branches. When you think about spring, you may not make a connection to your oral health, but this season of change is the perfect time to stop bad dental habits. Ankeny dentist, Dr. Amanda Foust has tips for freshening… Read more »

Top 4 Worst Foods for Your Teeth Explained by Ankeny Dentist

How Sugar Forms Cavities Infamous for its cavity causing nature, sugar gets a bad reputation for a reason. When sugar reacts with bacteria to produce acid, it eats away the enamel of the tooth. As the first defense against tooth decay, enamel is the hardest substance produced by the body, but once it is lost,… Read more »