Have you ever started wondering about your smile? Do you ever have moments during which you secretly think to yourself that you bet as long as you brush and floss and you’re really good about being thorough and consistent, you probably don’t even need checkups, cleanings, or anything else? We understand and we completely follow how you could come upon this logic! However, it’s not actually accurate. If you’ve been thinking that you might not really need a dental care provider, then it’s time you learn just a bit more about your smile and where professional care from our Ankeny, IA practice fits in.
Even Detailed Care Misses Some Plaque
Imagine you are insanely detail oriented with your dental hygiene. You do everything exactly as we encourage you to do it. You’re even very careful about the foods that you eat and more! Even in this scenario, you’re probably going to end up with a bit of tartar on your teeth! That’s because your teeth aren’t perfectly flat and your smile isn’t grooveless. There are little areas where it hides and becomes trapped. You need a dental care provider to remove it for you during cleanings. Otherwise, you’re headed toward cavities!
Kids Need Fluoride (And More)
Your kids have growing smiles that really need dental care providers! Ensuring proper growth, strong teeth, healthy teeth and gums, and more is something that you cannot do on your own. Remember, kids’ teeth require enough fluoride for optimal growth, strength, and prevention of decay. They benefit from the protection of sealants. Cleanings and checkups, twice a year, ensure kids can avoid cavities (or that we can fill them right away before they lead to serious damage). We also help teach your little ones wonderful dental care habits for home.
Problems Often Hide And Become Severe Without You Realizing It
Problems are often camouflaged for some time before you notice them. Everything from decay to oral cancer and gum disease can go on without your even having any idea. So, remember that when you see a dental care provider consistently, you’ve got a safety net in the form of very early diagnoses of problems (which means early, effective treatment and excellent outcomes).
Keep Your Smile Safe With Simple Yet Effective Routine Care
Make sure that the smiles of every member of your family are nice and healthy when you keep up with the basic dental care you require. Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.