Month: July 2019

Dental Care: What Would Really Make You Smile?

As you know, the world of dental care is vast, it is rich in opportunity, but it can also become something you strictly see as providing you with assistance for basic necessities. You are quite accustomed to brushing, flossing, and scheduling preventive visits because it’s what you are supposed to do (and must do) to… Read more »

Smile Care: Your “How Often” Questions! 

When you’re given an instruction to do something that’s beneficial for your oral health, you tend to immediately have a question or two that follows. In a lot of cases, one your primary inquiries is going to begin with, “How often…?” For instance, you know that you need to brush your teeth every day, in… Read more »

Easy Choices For Daily Smile Protection 

You make choices all of the time! Sometimes, it’s something you’re very aware of. At other times, you may be on autopilot, doing something without much additional consideration (however, it’s still something you’re choosing to do!). Since it’s often easy to overlook this particular fact about how we live our daily lives, our Ankeny, IA… Read more »

Magician: Jonathan May! 

Why not see July off, as we head into August (and ever closer to the first day of school) with a fun, and truly magical family experience? Great news: The upcoming Magician: Jonathan May event in our Ankeny, IA community gives you, your family, and friends the chance to sit back, relax, smile, and look… Read more »

Oral Appliances: Answering Your Main Questions

When you come to our Ankeny, IA practice for a functional disorder (which means a concern with the way your smile is working, rather than a problem related to your dental hygiene), you will likely find yourself discussing oral appliance therapy with us. At a glance, you realize that this sounds like an easy, noninvasive… Read more »

Don’t Ignore Your Kids’ Cavities! 

You may not necessarily feel the urgency of seeing our Ankeny, IA team when your child needs a dental filling. Maybe you aren’t too worried about consistent dental checkups just yet because your child still has baby teeth (more on that later!), you may assume you have lots of time to treat tooth decay, and… Read more »

What You Should Know if You Have Sleep Apnea

For patients who have sleep apnea, a simple night of sleeping is anything but that. Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is a condition that causes you to stop breathing in your sleep, and it’s often marked by increasingly loud periods of snoring. At our Ankeny, IA, dental office, we can often help patients with sleep… Read more »

Why Do You Grind Your Teeth So Much?

If you catch yourself grinding your teeth all the time, it may not be long before you start to wonder why. For many people, there is no obvious answer; at least, not until they visit their dentist and find out for sure. At our Ankeny, IA, dentist’s office, we can help you find out if… Read more »

Ankeny Skatepark (Don’t Forget a Mouthguard!)

Do you have fond memories of skater adventures, or do you have a skateboard enthusiast living in your home? Summer is the perfect time to indulge (safely!) in a sport that gives many people a chance to get some exercise and hone their skills. Whether you are a beginner looking for practice slopes, or a… Read more »

Toothache Relief: Immediate, Soon, Long-Term 

One moment, your smile isn’t really registering in your thoughts because it’s fine. The next? It’s nearly all you can think about because you have a toothache, which is a very unique type of pain that often takes over your entire existence until things are better! The result of this sensation, of course, is that… Read more »