Ankeny, IA dentist offers preventive checkups

Prioritize Your Oral Health With Regular Checkups

As a general rule, you should see your dentist about twice a year. However, it is estimated that about twenty percent of Americans only see their dentist when they are experiencing an emergency. Biannual checkups help monitor the health of your smile so that you can get prompt treatment when necessary and reduce the need for emergency care. Today, your team at Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA, is here to remind you to come in for your cleaning.

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Freshen Your Smile For Spring

You may have already started your spring cleaning routine. Right now is a great time of year to tidy your home and freshen up. It is a great time of year for spring dental visit, too. Usually, it is recommended to come in for a checkup every six months. This means that if you come in now, your next visit could be in the fall. These visits include a cleaning to help remove plaque buildup and an examination that helps monitor for potential concerns. If your dentist notices any issues, they may recommend that you come in more often. You can leave your appointment with a healthy and fresh feeling smile.

Prevent Common Dental Concerns

Checkups help monitor issues such as cavities, gum disease, and even oral cancer. First, your teeth will be cleaned by a dental hygienist. This helps remove plaque buildup from your teeth, which can turn into cavities if not removed. They may also floss, rinse, and polish your pearly whites. After this, the dentist will examine your oral cavity. This may be done with the help of X-rays or other imaging.

Decay may be noticed during these visits if the area has a change in texture or color. If this is found, a restorative treatment can be scheduled. If signs of gum disease are noticed, your dentist can create a deep cleaning schedule to help manage your symptoms. Without these checkups, these issues could worsen over time and will require more invasive restorations in the future. These can cost you a lot of time and money. Instead of waiting for something to go wrong, you can keep your oral health safe with consistent visits.

We Offer Care For Kids, Too

Your little one’s dental hygiene is just as important as your own. Our team offers pediatric services like cleanings and prevention. These visits can include cleaning and examination as well. Cavities are a very common problem among young patients. Extra barriers such as fluoride treatments and sealants can help protect their teeth from decay. The team can also give helpful tips and advice in improving their oral health. It is best to start these visits at a young age so that your child can feel at ease during their appointment.

Come In For Your Cleaning Today

You can schedule an appointment with Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA, today by calling 515-965-0230. We offer preventive care for adults and kids.