Preventing Prevention Confusion

It seems like preventive care instructions are pretty simple. We tell you things like see us twice a year and that seems very cut and dry. Right? Well, maybe not! We’d like to take you on a quick journey through some details that seem extremely straightforward until you realize that there is, perhaps, just a bit too much wiggle room for you to be sure about the expectations. The best part? Once you know what’s what, you’ll be good to go for the rest of your life!

What “Twice A Day” Doesn’t Mean

You might hear that you should brush your teeth twice a day and figure that as long as you do it twice, you’re A-OK. The truth is, however, that you need to do it spread out. First, in the morning. Then, in the evening/at night. If you brush and then brush again 10 minutes later, you’re not removing plaque throughout the day, which means you may be headed for problems.

What “Twice A Year” Doesn’t Mean

When we say you need preventive care visits twice a year, we don’t mean once and then again in another month. We mean every six months. When you’re on this schedule, you’re seeing us every single six months for all time! That’s quite consistent and will help you keep your oral health safe.

Why Early Detection Isn’t Usually At Home

Of course, one of the major benefits of coming in for preventive care visits is early detection. However, you may think that detecting something early is something that you can wait to do on your own at home. Here’s what you should remember: Your visits with us are always important. We provide the detection with advanced technology before you might ever see or feel a change. Don’t skip visits!

Get The Real Info You Need Regarding Prevention

Get all of your preventive care needs figured out and addressed when you’re consistent with our team for your smile care. Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.