Ankeny, IA, dentist offers preventive care for patients of all ages

Put Dental Checkups At The Top Of Your To-Do List

The team at Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA, understands that life is busy and other tasks may be prioritized over your dental checkups. However, these visits can help keep your smile healthy and prevent time-consuming restorations in the future. If it has been a while since you saw your dentist, this is your reminder to schedule your next cleaning and examination.

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Cleanings Are Important For Kids And Adults

At our office, we offer care for kids and adults. This means that you can schedule an appointment for your entire family. Adding these visits to your child’s routine help emphasize the importance of caring for your oral health. At their very first checkup, we’ll use this time to help your child feel comfortable with the team. Then their teeth can be cleaned, and their oral cavity will be examined. These visits are also a great time to bring up any concerns that you may have for your little one’s health. The team may also suggest extra preventive measures like fluoride treatments and sealants to reduce the chances of cavities.

Adult checkups are fairly similar to kids. Your teeth will be cleaned by a hygienist and then an examination will be done. The cleaning helps remove hardened plaque from your dental structures, which can turn into cavities if ignored. X-rays may be taken to look for early signs of decay, gum disease, and other concerns. Your dentist can use these images as well as other signs to create a helpful treatment plan if necessary. Cavities and gum disease are very common problems for patients, and preventive care is a crucial step in avoiding these concerns.

Addressing Your Smile Concerns

If you practice good prevention at home and visit your dentist regularly, you may not need extra care or restorations. However, you can also discuss visual concerns you have with your smile during these appointments. Even with the best care, your teeth may become discolored over time due to food and drinks we consume. You can discuss these worries with your dentist and learn about your cosmetic treatment options. Professional teeth whitening, for example, is a very common cosmetic treatment done to help your smile appear more vibrant. A bleaching agent is used to break down stains on your enamel and leave you with brighter pearly whites.

Other cosmetic options can include bonding, contouring, or veneers. Before starting one of these treatments, you will need a consultation with your dentist to determine which one may be most suitable for your needs. Bonding can be done to correct intrinsic stains that whitening cannot remove. If you have several concerns to address, veneers may be a preferred solution.

Schedule Your Cleaning Today

To make your appointment, call Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA, today at 515-965-0230. We offer preventive care for patients of all ages.