Month: July 2014

Pediatric Dental Caries

Did you know that dental caries is the most widespread childhood disease?  Pediatric dental caries goes by many names including childhood tooth decay, pediatric dental disease, and cavities. It might surprise you that childhood tooth decay is widespread among industrialized countries, and if left untreated it can have a serious negative impact on a child’s… Read more »

What You Don’t Know About Your Tongue

People tend to take their tongues for granted. Not kids of course. They love sticking out their tongues. But adults don’t give much thought to their tongues. Today, it is recognized that your tongue is an important muscle. How much do you know about your tongue? Take your Ankeny, IA dentist, Dr. Amanda Foust’s, true or… Read more »

The Importance Of Flossing

Your teeth are important to you right? You would like to keep your natural teeth rather than wear dentures right? You’re proud of your pearly whites, and brush all the time to keep them clean and white, right? But, do you floss? A recent study showed that if you’re an American, there is less than… Read more »

The Stages of Gum Disease

Gum disease–also called periodontal disease–develops in stages. Because it takes time to develop it is more common in older people. The most recent statistics show that it is most prevalent in people 65 and older, yet almost half of Americans 30 and older have some level of periodontal disease.  Such statistics are disconcerting considering the… Read more »