Month: October 2017

2nd Through 4th Grade Basketball Registration

Has your son or daughter been extremely excited about upcoming basketball league? If so, you won’t want to miss the registration deadline. Make sure to set aside time to sign up your children for Ankeny Parks & Recreation Youth Basketball Leagues, so they can look forward to a very fun and active start to the… Read more »

Dental Checkups: Some Very Common Questions (And Answers)

There are lots and lots of questions that patients come up with about dental checkups. You might discover that once you have a single set of questions answered, you come up with yet another. There is nothing wrong with this. In fact, we will be happy to answer anything you come up with! For now,… Read more »

Periodontitis: How Much Do You Know?

Periodontitis is a dental term for gum disease (periodontal disease) that has progressed untreated, and is causing the gums to pull away from the teeth, and allow infection to seep beneath the gums. While the early stage of periodontal disease (called gingivitis) can sometimes be reversed by careful brushing and flossing, periodontitis needs attention from… Read more »

Visits: Timing Is Everything

Is there something about scheduling your dental visits with us that makes you feel a little bit frantic? Does the idea of coming in for care result in instant exhaustion but you’re not entirely sure why? If so, we think we may have some very helpful suggestions for you in regard to setting up appointments…. Read more »

Dental Hygiene Review: Let’s See How It’s Going

Every now and then, we like to check in on your dental hygiene. In part, this is because we know that it’s easy to fall just the slightest bit off track with your care, which can leave you feeling disappointed if a problem occurs. A quick check-in can often help you reprise your role as… Read more »

Howl-O-Ween Pooch Pawty

Do you have plans for Halloween? How about Howl-o-ween? If you aren’t certain about how you’ll be celebrating this exciting holiday with your furry best friend but you definitely can’t imagine letting the opportunity pass you by, then it’s probably a good idea to check out the upcoming Howl-O-Ween Pooch Pawty!

Biting Your Nails Quiz: Why You Should Stop

Your personal habits that don’t seem to have anything to do with your dental health are just that: They’re personal … right? Well, what if it’s something you don’t realize is getting in the way of your ability to keep your smile as healthy as it could be? Today, we’re talking about the way your… Read more »

FAQs: Kids And Wisdom Teeth

You know somewhere in the back of your mind that when it comes to your children’s dental care, at some point, you may need to be prepared to deal with wisdom teeth. However, you likely do your best to push this far, far into those mental recesses because you want your kids to stay little… Read more »

Children’s Dental Care And Your Busy Schedule

We know that if you are a very busy parent, trying to fit children’s dental care into your already extraordinary jigsaw puzzle of a schedule can start to feel like an insurmountable task. Of course, you know that preventive care is absolutely necessary (but that doesn’t make it feel any less stressful). In an effort… Read more »

Trick Or Read!

Make Halloween a well rounded (and well read) experience for your little ones, teens, and everyone else in the family, if you so choose, by planning on attending the upcoming Trick Or Read event! Expect all of the fun that this holiday has to offer (yep, including candy!).