Month: March 2020

How Good Is Your Daily Defense Against Gingivitis?

Why is it important to stay consistent with your oral hygiene routine? Our smiles face persistent threats from oral bacteria, and we regularly increase our chances of developing problems when we eat and drink different products, particularly those that are high in sugar. Your daily efforts protect you against tooth decay, but you should remember… Read more »

What Can Your Dentist Do About Significant Tooth Pain?

Minor aches and pains can be annoying, but some levels of discomfort are too severe to ignore. If you are experiencing a toothache that is affecting your daily life, and persisting even after you take over the counter pain relievers, it is fair to suspect that something might be wrong with your oral health. Our… Read more »

Periods Of Stress Can Increase Your Risk For Bruxism

Unfortunately, it can be difficult to completely avoid stressful periods, but it is important to note that you can take care to manage your stress at these times. By doing so, you can control some of the health consequences that come with these frustrating episodes in your life. One benefit to better stress management is… Read more »

3 Issues That Can Change Your Risk For Dental Problems

If your oral care routine is stable, and you regularly see your dentist for dental exams, do you have to worry about unexpected problems with cavities or gum disease? It might be nice to think that you have fully problem-proofed your smile, but you should be aware that some surprising issues can influence your risk… Read more »

Good Oral Hygiene Can Do More For You Than You Might Expect

There are obvious reasons to take care of your smile – you can avoid cavities that require restorative dental work, and you can stop gingivitis from developing. What might surprise you to hear is that there are less obvious reasons to focus on maintaining your oral health, too. Did you know that periodontal problems can… Read more »

Is Tobacco Use Causing Problems For Your Smile?

Even if you have a good oral care routine in place, other habits can interfere with your efforts to protect your smile. If you regularly smoke or use chewing tobacco, you can make smile care more difficult. One concern is about the appearance of your teeth, as these products are able to leave enamel stains… Read more »

Responsibly Removing Something Stuck Between Your Teeth

Having something stuck between your teeth can certainly be irritating. Fortunately, in many situations food debris can be removed with little difficulty by flossing. However, there times when something wedged between your teeth can be more difficult to address. If you are tempted to remove an item that resists flossing, be careful – the wrong… Read more »

We Can Handle Your Dental Emergency

When you struggle with a dental issue that is painful, uncomfortable, or will get worse if left alone, you may be experiencing a dental emergency. However, we at Dental Impressions of Ankeny understand that it can be difficult to recognize whether or not the issue affecting you qualifies as an emergency. So, in today’s blog,… Read more »

3 Smart And Smile-Friendly Habits You Should Know About

Do you feel confident about your current approach to oral health care? If your dentist happened to show up to watch your brushing and flossing routine, would your approach impress or disappoint them? Maintaining a healthy smile is not complicated, but it does call for smart and consistent habits. Between thoroughly cleaning your teeth, protecting… Read more »

Your General Health Can Be Affected By Gum Disease

It is hard to overstate the importance of maintaining habits that help you stay healthy. Smart diet choices, exercise, and proper rest all help you maintain a fit, healthy body. You may not realize it, but the effort you put into cleaning your smile can also be important to your overall well-being. As research has… Read more »