Month: October 2022

Smile Health During And After Halloween

Will Halloween fun lead to cavity troubles for you or members of your family? The ready availability of candy at this time of year can certainly raise your risks for difficulties with your dental health. Fortunately, you can protect yourself when you make the right choices and stick to a good oral hygiene routine. Remember… Read more »

Visit The Very Merry Winter Market Nov 19!

The final two months of the year are almost here, and while Christmas is not until the end of December, early planning can be vital to having the right decorations and gifts! On Saturday, November 19, you and your family can enjoy a fun, holiday-themed outdoor shopping experience during the Very Merry Winter Market! This… Read more »

Scheduling Treatment With A Dental Bridge

Should you move forward with plans to receive a dental bridge? By doing so, you can close the gap in your smile left by the loss of your tooth, which means you can gain back confidence in your smile. This work can also help you improve your bite function, something that will help you avoid… Read more »

How A Dental Filling Fits Into Cavity Treatment

Part of what makes trouble with cavities so frustrating is that they lead to permanent damage to your tooth structure. In order to complete a cavity treatment, your Ankeny, IA dentist will provide protection in the form of a permanent restoration. The good news is that with the right material, that restoration can be hard… Read more »

How Tooth Bonding Fixes Dental Flaws

How much comfort do you feel when you smile as your picture is taken, or when you enter a room? Confidence in your appearance helps you project the kind of confidence that can help you in professional and social settings. Unfortunately, it can be hard to maintain that positive feeling when any issues affect how… Read more »

The Role Flossing Plays In Managing Gum Health

The effort you put into protecting your smile will help you avoid more than just cavities. By dealing with oral bacteria and food debris from meals and snacks, you can enjoy significant oral health protection against decay as well as threats like gum disease. Protecting your periodontal tissues can benefit you more than you might… Read more »

Enjoy The North Pole Village Craft Fair Nov 5!

Halloween is happening soon, but it is just one of the holidays we have to look forward to before the end of 2022! On Saturday, November 5, you can enjoy an early start on decorating and gift-giving for Christmas during the North Pole Village Craft Fair! Throughout the day, three different Ankeny area middle schools… Read more »

The Trouble With Delaying Cavity Treatment

Have you put off treatment for a cavity, or are you holding off on seeing your dentist about a possible problem with decay? Doing so can ultimately cause more problems than you may realize. While we can prevent the formation of cavities with our daily oral hygiene efforts, cavities that have already formed will keep… Read more »

How Implant Dentistry Takes On Tooth Loss

Once you lose a tooth, you can find that more than just your smile is affected by this problem. This is because you have to worry about the impact of this absence on your bite function and oral health, as both can be compromised. Over time, a new problem will emerge, as the lack of… Read more »

Useful Information On Bruxism And Its Treatment

If you tend to grind and clench your teeth while you are sleeping, your smile can face more risks than you realize. As you continue to let this habit go untreated, you can do increasing harm to your enamel and make yourself vulnerable to problems that require restorative treatment! Our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office is… Read more »