Your Benefits Help You Prevent Dental Issues

It can be comforting to know you have a dental office you can count on when you have an oral health issue in need of treatment. With that said, your priority should still be to keep your smile safe from problems that demand in-office care. One way to protect yourself is to make use of coverage that provides you with access to preventive dental services. During your visits at our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office, we can provide the appropriate care to help you stay informed about the health of your smile, and to make sure threats are caught and treated early. We can also help prevent future difficulties through scheduled dental cleanings.

What Are You Doing To Protect Your Smile?

A combination of daily care and preventive services are recommended if you want to prevent your smile. You can do important work to keep your teeth and gums healthy on your own. Each day, you should thoroughly care for your smile by brushing and flossing. Another step to take is one that protects your oral health through smart diet choices. Even when you have the right routine in place, you should add to your smile support by keeping up with routine dental exams and cleanings.

Scheduling Your Regular Dental Appointments

If you want to keep your smile safe and in good health, it is important that you seek treatment regularly. Unless you are told to do otherwise, you should plan on seeing your dentist every six months. At these semiannual appointments, your smile is closely checked for potential issues by Dr. Foust, and your teeth will receive a dedicated professional cleaning. When it is necessary to do so, we will recommend a different approach to this preventive care—by providing a periodontal cleaning instead of the typical service, we can remove bacteria that are causing issues with gingivitis.

We Are Here To Help When Active Problems Need To Be Addressed

In addition to looking for signs that you need support for your periodontal health, we will closely evaluate your teeth to see if there are problems that should be addressed. You can enjoy timely cavity treatment that prevents further damage to your enamel and helps you avoid a potential infection of the tooth. You can also be warned about other signs of trouble, such as bruxism (teeth grinding), which means complications are less likely to occur.

Talk To Your Ankeny, IA Dentist About Prevention For Dental Issues

Through the effective use of dental benefits that give you access to preventive care, you can keep your smile in good condition and prevent potential difficulties with your smile and oral health. If you have questions, or if you would like to learn more about how we can take care of you, please contact Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.