When you’re taking a look through your dental hygiene collection, what do you see? Are you looking at the same toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss you have been using for years? Maybe you have added a tongue scraper because you never liked brushing your tongue, you learned about this accessory, and it has changed your life! Maybe you just have the usual old collection and you’re wondering: Is something missing? Could one more item improve your on-track but not super inspiring selection of goods? Let our Ankeny, IA team run through some things to consider!
Your local dentist knows better than most that if you’re a patient feeling shy about something, you are far less likely to come in, let us know what you need or want, and that in most cases it will turn out that there was no reason to feel shy in the first place. So, our Ankeny, IA team asks: Wouldn’t you rather just put that bit of shyness aside, so you can learn whatever it is you are hoping to find out for your smile? It will very likely benefit you to do so. Consider what we mean!
If someone from our Ankeny, IA team asked you if you should get dental checkups twice a year, you would likely say, “Yes! Of course!” However, do you know why you actually cannot get by without them? Are you aware of the fact that they do a lot for your oral health? When you are good at sticking to the suggestions we set forth for you but you realize you aren’t entirely sure about why you’re following them, we will always be happy to explain! Today, let’s cover some explanations in regard to checkups and their exceptional value and significance!
Sometimes, something going on with your smile is a little bit annoying. Maybe it’s something you cannot quite figure out how to handle. Maybe it’s a symptom that’s sort of frustrating but not enough to cause serious alarm. Whatever this little issue is, our Ankeny, IA team wants you to remember that it is usually best to let us know about annoyances, concerns, and more when they are still little. Why? Well, because it often allows us to offer you treatment that will stop them from becoming very big smile health issues! Consider telling examples.
You know, of course, that you need dental care in order to keep your smile healthy. However, what is not necessarily so clear is which types of care are absolutely necessary, which ones offer you some options, and then which types of care are completely elective. It may seem a little confusing at the get go but as you become more familiar with the major goal (maintaining your oral health), you begin to see things through the clearer lens our Ankeny, IA team is happy to set forth!
If you think that it’s normal for flossing to be frustrating, think again! True, it is common but this part of your dental care at home should not be causing you serious upset. Instead, recognize that when you come in to meet with our Ankeny, IA team for a checkup, it’s a wonderful time to bring this challenge to our attention. We can guide you through everything you need to know in regard to making your oral health care easy and effective. Not really sure you believe us because you really do despise flossing during your oral hygiene? Consider some new ways of looking at care.
Unless you’re an avid follower of all things dental health related (which, if you are, you deserve a round of applause!), you may not have recognized that in addition to other things, February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! As you first hear this, you may think to yourself that this is a wonderful way to promote keeping kids’ smiles safe. Then, however, you may wonder what to do in order to feel that you and your kids are participating, too. Luckily, it’s as easy as taking a moment of your time with our Ankeny, IA team to review the care you’re practicing with your kiddo!
Already trying to find something to do the Friday after Valentine’s Day to celebrate because you’re going to be busy on Thursday? Perhaps you’re just know once this romantic holiday is over, you’ll wish the love and fun could keep on going. In any case, the upcoming Friday Films: Valentine’s Day library event that happens the day after this heart-filled holiday might be just the extra bit of fun you’ve been hoping to find!
When you spend time getting more involved in understanding bruxism disorder, why it’s bad for your smile, how to know it’s there, and what to do about it, your experience can go one of two ways: You try to figure it all out on your own and you get a little bit confused. Or, you come to us for the easy, streamlined explanation you really need in order to protect your oral health. We strongly encourage the latter! To get started, get the basics down as our Ankeny, IA practice offers a simple, categorized approach to the specifics.
What do you think about your current sleep apnea concern? Are you aware that you should probably do something about it but instead of seeking out more information and acting quickly, you’ve decided instead to just sweep it under the rug for now? As you might imagine, our compassionate Ankeny, IA team can empathize with your urge to run away from new issues with which you may not be very familiar. It seems like the easier thing to do. However, we direct you to choose the smart thing for yourself and your health: See us soon for help with your sleep! Why? … Well, we can certainly explain!