Reasons Your Smile Looks Dim

Smile not looking like the brilliant, beautiful smile you envision before you catch a quick glance in the mirror? When you realize that your smile isn’t exactly brown or yellow or anything else but that it’s just dim or lackluster, our Ankeny, IA team reminds you of two very important things: First, that this is normal and we can most certainly explain what’s going on with your teeth! Second, of course, that we offer a full spectrum of cosmetic care (and more) at our practice that will ensure you can say bye-bye to that not-so-glorious grin and hello to the glowing, illuminated feature you would love to be showing off to the world around you!

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4 Ways To Better Your Smile Right Now

One of those aspects of dental care that can cause you to feel frustrated, to give into procrastination, etc., is feeling as though making improvements is always going to include a very long road. You want to change something right now to feel as though you’re making your smile better immediately but that sense of serious motivation can fizzle when you realize lots of what needs to be accomplished takes time. Lovely news: There are some things you can do (and really need to do) right in this moment that will get the ball rolling, so you’re on a path toward optimal smile health. Consider our Ankeny, IA team’s ideas and you’ll feel like you’re back on track in nothing flat!

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When Dental Cleaning Needs to Go Deeper

Professional dental cleanings are vital to keeping your smile healthy and beautiful for life. In addition to brushing and flossing your teeth every day, visiting our Ankeny, IA, dental office for routine cleanings is the only way to prevent plaque and tartar from overwhelming your teeth and gums. However, in some cases, routine dental cleaning may not be enough to protect your smile from harmful plaque and tartar. For instance, if the bacterial films form underneath your gums, they can quickly lead to gum disease, and you may need deep cleaning (or periodontal cleaning) to effectively remove them. (more…)

Earl May’s Annual Pumpkin Festival For 2019!

Looking for some nostalgic fall fun? Not necessarily prepared to pull out the paints, glitter, carving tools, and more for the annual Jack O’Lantern experience that you go through every year because the cleanup just isn’t sounding delightful (but seeing your kids light up as they work away on their pumpkins is certainly important to you)? Good news: The upcoming Earl May’s Annual Pumpkin Festival is back in our Ankeny, IA community and it’s just what you’re looking to find!

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Craving Those Autumn Treats: Try This, Not That, For Your Smile!

When fall shows up, the instant you feel that crisp chilliness in the air, all bets are off when it comes to your usual approach to eating. No matter what, you’re going to find yourself craving some autumn treats! Of course, the choices you make and the types of foods you select are well within your control, even if the weather does cause you to feel ready for comfort foods. So, what to do when it seems most of the foods you’re craving aren’t good for your oral health (or your general well being either)? Try out a “this not that” approach with our Ankeny, IA team, so you can achieve the experience you want in a much safer manner.

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Why Address Your Sleep Issue In Early Fall?

As you likely already know, you should most definitely address any sleep issues you’re having any time of year because problems like snoring and sleep apnea can negatively impact your health and your comfort any time of year. With that said, today, our Ankeny, IA team would love to delve into what makes autumn a particularly good time to set up a consultation with us to discuss whether sleep apnea treatment may be something you need (and something you need to begin receiving immediately). Let’s get talking!

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Simply Put: Steps For Achieving An Amazing Smile

You know from what you always hear from our Ankeny, IA team and from the world of dental care in general that it’s absolutely possible to keep your smile in lovely condition. However, if you find that you feel somewhat unsure, conflicted, or confused about the simple steps that will get you to the point at which you know just how to achieve an amazing smile, it’s a bit disheartening. As mentioned, the steps are simple! Fortunately, we are more than pleased to line them out for you, so you’re ready to take control of your smile’s (exceptional) well being and future success!

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Pop-Up Brushing Questionnaire: Are You On Track?

If we ask you a bunch of questions about how your brushing sessions are going these days, do you think you will end up answering them all with flying colors? Will it turn out that you’re following our Ankeny, IA practice’s general suggestions for a job well done with dental hygiene? Or, do you think that you may have to admit that there are some aspects of this task that you’re not doing such a great job with, which means a bit of improvement is in order? Let’s see! We’ve got some questions that will reveal whether you’re on track or if it’s time to get back on the path toward success!

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Not Impressed With Your Smile? Try This! 

Have you ever had one of those moments, during which you notice your smile in the mirror and realize you’re not very impressed? If so, then chances are good the next day and then the next will include the same reaction, when you catch a glimpse of this facial feature. So, what should you do about it, you might wonder? Just accept things as they are and assume the smile you’ve got now is what you’re going to be stuck with for the rest of your life? Well, if our Ankeny, IA team has anything to say about it, the answer is that you’re absolutely not stuck. Instead, there are some smile care related things you should consider trying ASAP!

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