We get it. Life is busy. Whether it’s a family vacation, a business meeting, or a summer cold that kept you in bed, things happen. Not everyone prioritizes dental appointments at the top of the to do list. This is especially true if you are good about home care and not experiencing any tooth pain or problems. You might think preventive dentistry appointments like checkups don’t matter that much. The truth is, regular preventive care is one of the best things you can do for the health and beauty of your smile!
Checkups Help Us Keep Up With Changes
Whether you are a new patient, or have been with us for years, we use checkups to find out about changes. Are you taking a new medication? Have you been experiencing more morning headaches? If you are pregnant we may have special oral hygiene suggestions. Conditions such as diabetes and heart disease can affect your oral health, and we have suggestions for keeping your teeth and gums in optimal condition.
Checkups Keep Teeth Healthy
The home care routine of twice daily brushing and flossing is vital for good oral health, but our talented dental technicians can do even more. We have technology to see in places you cannot. Even the best brushers can miss a spot, and while soft plaque can be removed at home, once it has hardened into tartar, it needs to be removed in a dental office. At each checkup, we clean and polish your teeth, leaving them free of debris and feeling smooth.
Checkups Look for Problems
Every dental checkup includes a screening for oral cancer and other bumps or lesions that could indicate a problem is developing. We look for issues with tooth alignment and spacing. We may ask about headaches, shoulder and neck pain, or sleep problems, which may indicate problems with bruxism or teeth-grinding. If these issues exist, we can help you find dental solutions.
When You Miss A Checkup, We Miss You
We value our patients and their good oral health! When you miss a checkup, we care. Call us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.