The second the weather changes over to feeling even the slightest bit chilly, you can rest assured that you will begin seeing pumpkin-based treats popping up all over the place! You’ll see pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin hot cocoa, pumpkin soup, and the list will continue to grow the cooler it gets. While you may have always thought of pumpkin as a healthy option for your smile health, you may be wondering about the details. Are all things “pumpkin” going to be prove good for your teeth and more? Or, do you need to be careful about making your selections? Let us begin offering some guidance with a Q&A.
Remember that when you’re exploring your options for replacing your missing teeth, it’s not a decision we expect you to take lightly! Instead, we will not be surprised at all if you want to take time to examine a variety of options for your smile. When dental implants come into the picture, of course, we are more than happy to simply help you learn more about them as you get started. Not convinced entirely that there won’t be any pressure to rush to a final decision and to get going with the surgical implantation process? Let our Ankeny, IA team better explain why taking your time is perfectly fine!
Of course, with all of the things that we absolutely, wholeheartedly love about autumn, there comes the beautiful yet inevitably messy falling of the leaves. While you may give yourself the time to enjoy the beautiful blanket of foliage that surrounds your home, the time comes when they need to be gathered up! If you think that time is probably coming sooner than later, we have good news for you: Leaf Collection Days 2018 in Ankeny, IA is just around the corner, so fill up on the details!
Whether you have dental insurance or not, there are things to remember before the 2018 calendar year is through! You may need to check in regarding the plan you chose for yourself back when this year first began and you were looking forward to 12 lovely months of smile care. Or, you might need to ask yourself how to approach addressing some smile concerns before 2019, even though you don’t carry coverage, so you can smile a very healthy grin as the New Year makes its arrival. Whatever the case, our Ankeny, IA team is very happy to assist you with these details, so you can feel confident about caring for your smile.
Family dentistry is something that is probably on your mind, in your planner, and more throughout most of the year. However, most of the year is not filled with several consecutive holidays, replete with things to do, parties to plan, invites to consider, gifts to purchase and wrap, decorations to pull out of the attic, and more! We know that you probably have a lot on your plate. However, our Ankeny, IA team offers a gentle reminder to consider giving us a call before the holiday frenzy is underway!
When you visit our female dentist in Ankeny, IA, you will find that we are absolutely full of helpful tips that can assist you in prolonging your oral health, keeping your smile looking lovely, and more. While you may expect some sort of hints you’ve never even considered before, you will often find that some of the suggestions you receive are very simple details that are right under your nose! For instance, do you rinse your smile frequently with water? On a daily basis? After every snack, followed 30 minutes later by brushing? If not, it may most certainly be time to get started (and we’re pleased to explain why).
Maybe you’re a little embarrassed to admit that though you’re an adult, you still get extremely excited about this time of year. Dressing up, eating candy, enjoying the theme of Halloween, and more puts a smile on your face! There’s nothing to be ashamed of! Having fun is certainly something we can applaud. However, one of the reasons you may shy away from talking about this is the fact that you are well aware your Halloween interest may not be something that necessarily helps your smile stay healthy. Of course, our Ankeny, IA team would love to hear that you go sugar-free every holiday but what’d like even more is to hear that you know how to enjoy yourself and keep your smile health safe, too! For now, let your local dentist offer tips to guide you.
If you have sensitive teeth, then it’s no time to just sit around and hope for things to turn around. Instead, it’s absolutely time for you to take certain steps (and with great haste). Why? Well, you may not realize it but sensitivity can be a sign that your smile is essentially communicating to you something is wrong and you are going to need dental care. Or, you’re just brushing way too hard and are in serious need of a review from our Ankeny, IA team regarding how you care for your smile. In any case, consider the steps you should take ASAP and get going!
Did you attend the pancake event last year? If so, then you’ve probably been dreaming about flapjacks, hotcakes, or pancakes! No matter what you call them, you know that the yearly Ankeny Fire Department Pancake Breakfast is one of the most delicious events our Ankeny, IA community has to offer (and since it’s for a good cause, it makes it that much sweeter).
You may think that chewing minty gum and popping breath mints is going to fix your bad breath problem, which is completely understandable if yucky breath occasionally comes and goes for you. However, if what you’re dealing with is an issue that doesn’t go away with a quick swish of some mouthwash, your local dentist wants to help you recognize what you should be doing! Not entirely sure what’s going on but you’re definitely not happy about it? Let our Ankeny, IA team help you out.