Dental Impressions of Ankeny, IA offers cleanings and checkups

All We Want For Christmas Is For You To Have A Healthy Smile

Dental Impressions of Ankeny, IA offers cleanings and checkups

When was your last trip to the dentist? If your most recent checkup was before June, it is time to see us. At Dental Impressions of Ankeny, Iowa, we are here for your regular dental cleanings, exams, and more. The best way to keep your oral health in shape is preventive care. In today’s blog, we are here to explain what the purpose of a checkup is.

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Your Oral Hygiene

During your regular morning and night routine, you should be brushing your teeth for two minutes, flossing in between your teeth, and following up with a mouthwash. Following these steps can help remove the debris from food and drinks throughout the day. This helps prevent cavity-causing bacteria from forming in your mouth. It will also aid in keeping you protected from bad breath, gum disease, and other problems.

A Cleaning And Examination

Taking care of your smile at home is a huge step in oral hygiene. To pair with this, you should see your dentist twice a year. These visits help ensure that you are in good health, detect early signs of decay, and create necessary treatment plans if you need restoration or other improvements to your smile.

During the dental cleaning, the staff will remove plaque and tartar buildup that cannot be removed with a normal toothbrush. Then they will follow up by flossing and polishing the surface of your teeth. That is why when you leave the dentist your smile feels fresh.

Depending on your dentist and your insurance plan, you will typically get X-rays once or twice a year. These X-rays help take a closer look at your smile and see early signs of problems. This is essential to your care, because the sooner the problem is found the easier it can be to treat.

Other Treatment Plans

After your cleaning and examination, you and your dentist can discuss any potential concerns and treatment options. If you have cavities, we can use fillings to repair your tooth. Gingivitis – the earliest stage of periodontal disease – can be reversed with proper deep cleanings if discovered early enough.

If your smile is in good health but you would like to enhance it, we also have cosmetic options available. You can speak with your dentist about your concerns. From there, they can help guide you to the best treatment. We have professional teeth whitening, bonding, contouring, and veneers. Each of these options is a great solution that can help you achieve the smile you have always wanted.

Visit Us Today!

 Schedule an appointment at Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA today by calling our team at (515) 965-0230. We also welcome patients who live in Alleman, Elkhart, Bondurant, and all surrounding communities.