Month: July 2012

Schedule Your Family’s Dental Checkups in Ankeny before School Starts!

It’s that time of year again. Grocery stores have busted out the school supplies, rumors of back-to-school clothing sales swirl around the internet, and your kids are secretly getting excited about seeing their friends again. While you’re checking off school supplies from your child’s ever-growing list, add this to the top: “dental checkup”. Make Your… Read more »

ADA Study Shows Americans Need to Study Up on Children’s Dental Health

This past month Americans scored poorly on an exam from the American Dental Association testing their dental health knowledge. The average score of the 1,500 participants in the survey group, representing a wide range of American demographics, was a “D”. The exam included some basics of oral hygiene such as when to brush your teeth… Read more »

Ankeny Dentist Explains Why You Shouldn’t Ignore an Ulcer

Did you know that oral cancer is one of the most highly treatable cancers in the United States? Patients with oral cancer typically have a positive prognosis with early detection. Unfortunately, many of the signs and symptoms of oral cancer can be subversive. In fact, that’s why the Oral Cancer Foundation predicts 8,000 people will… Read more »

Children’s Dental Care in Ankeny, IA Part II

Children’s Preventive Dentistry Tips Last month, our Ankeny family dentistry blog discussed dental services to help protect your little one’s teeth. Our children’s dentist, Dr. Amanda Foust discussed how dental sealants can protect teeth from decay and bacteria for up to ten years, and how fluoride treatments increase enamel strength. In this blog, we’ll offer… Read more »