Month: December 2012

Ankeny Dentist on Avoiding Red Wine Stains

The last thing anyone wants to worry about when sipping on a glass of red wine at a party is their teeth. Will your teeth be covered in red and purple splotches? Will anybody notice? Then you have the issue of long-term stains on your teeth from red wine, coffee, or soda. What can you… Read more »

Is Your Child at a Greater Risk for Cavities?

By the age of 60, over 90% of adults have been affected by tooth decay in at least one permanent tooth, while cavities remain the number one chronic disease among school-aged children. Its prevalence is unfortunate, considering that with adequate oral hygiene and proper care, tooth decay is largely preventable. To help reduce cavity statistics,… Read more »

Ankeny Dentist on the Causes of Gum Recession

People who are considered “long in the tooth” have been around for a long time and are very experienced. The expression came about because those people can literally be “long in the tooth.” More of their teeth are showing because of gum recession. Your Ankeny family dentist, Dr. Amanda Foust, discusses this natural process and what patients… Read more »

Ankeny Dentist Discusses Diabetes and Oral Health

As November comes to an end, it is important to pause and reflect that this month has been American Diabetes Month. Nearly 26 million Americans suffer from this disease, and millions more are at risk of developing it. An often-overlooked component in controlling diabetes is maintaining good oral health. Your Ankeny family dentist, Dr. Amanda… Read more »