Ankeny IA Dentist Answers Your Dental Care Questions

A beautiful smile can boost your confidence and help you make a great a first impression. Keeping your smile bright and free of dental imperfection requires routine dental care. At Dental Impressions, we provide an array of dental procedures for improving the health and appearance of your teeth and gums. In today’s blog, your , Dr. Amanda Foust, answers frequently asked questions about our innovative dental techniques.

Common Questions About Ankeny IA Dentistry

Question: How often should I receive a checkup?

Answer: According to the American Dental Association, adults and children over the age of three should undergo a routine checkup once every six months. A checkup allows your Ankeny IA dentist to assess the state of your dental health and watch for any signs of burgeoning dental problems.

Question: Do dental cleanings help prevent gum disease?

Answer: Yes. During a cleaning, our dental hygienists will polish your teeth and remove the layers of plaque buildup. Plaque irritates the gums, causing the inflammation that often leads to gum disease. A cleaning keeps your smile bright and free of periodontal disease.

Question: Can cosmetic dentistry improve my smile?

Answer: Yes, whether you want brighter teeth or to address embarrassing misalignment, cosmetic dentistry can help. Dr. Foust will examine your teeth and choose the best cosmetic procedure for rejuvenating your smile.

Question: What are dental implants?

Answer: Dental implants are biocompatible titanium posts inserted into the jaw. The jawbone tissue bonds with the posts and natural looking replacement teeth are added to the top of the implant. Dental implants can replace a single tooth or secure an entire set of dentures.

Question: Does Dr. Foust offer oral cancer screenings?

Answer: Yes, during each checkup Dr. Foust will perform an oral cancer screening using advanced technology. Early detection increases the chances of a full recovery, so always attend your six-month checkups.

Schedule a Visit with Your Ankeny IA Dentist

Interested in scheduling a checkup or a cleaning? Routine checkups from your Ankeny IA dentist can help you maintain a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. To schedule an appointment, call us at (515) 965-0230. Also, visit our website to print patient forms, learn about our team, and view our services. Our friendly office looks forward to treating patients from Polk City, Bondurant, Elkhart, Alleman and surrounding cities.