Month: April 2014

Clean Mouth, Healthy Body

Research indicates that there is a link between periodontal disease and other health conditions, such as diabetes, stroke, heart health, and bacterial pneumonia. Studies have also indicated that pregnant women with gum disease can give birth to low-weight or premature babies. Therefore, having healthy teeth and gums can be important to your overall health. However,… Read more »

Tooth Decay Q & A with Your Family Dentist

The belief that sugar is the prime suspect in cavity formation isn’t entirely true. The main cause for tooth decay (the disease that causes cavities) is the overwhelming presence of microorganisms in your mouth. Of the over-600 different kinds of oral bacteria, Streptococcus mutans are notorious for producing acids that weaken the enamel around your… Read more »

Your Polk City Dentist Explains the Effects of Caffeine on Your Smile

Everyone needs a little energy boost every once in a while, but is sipping caffeine throughout the day the healthiest thing for your smile? Today Ankeny/Polk City dentist Dr. Amanda Foust of Dental Impressions will discuss the effects this substance can have on the health of your teeth and gums, as well as your overall… Read more »

How to Improve Every Dental Prosthetic

Tooth loss happens so frequently, you might confuse it as being a natural part of aging. If you expect it, then it might not be so shocking if it happens to you. However, teeth serve a vital purpose by preparing your food for digestion, as well as upholding the structures surrounding your mouth. With the… Read more »