We Can Help With Nightly Teeth Grinding

If you spend your nights grinding and clenching your jaw, the wear and tear on your teeth can become a serious issue. The friction can lead to problems with your enamel that make your smile look less attractive. In time, the pressure can lead to chips and cracks that also create concerns for your oral health. At our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office, we can explore different solutions to the problems that your habit creates for you. Depending on the state of your smile, we can determine if you should move forward with cosmetic or restorative work. To protect you against further harm, we can provide a custom appliance to keep your jaw from grinding while you are resting. (more…)

Our Services Are Available To Kids And Adults

Our dental office is happy to support families in and around Ankeny, IA by providing all-ages oral health care. What that means is that you can have an easier time setting up dental appointments for everyone in your household, and you can enjoy the support of one trusted office for everyone’s smile care. For our younger patients, we want services to provide a welcome introduction to the dental office, but we also want to provide the right ongoing preventive care to help them grow up with healthy and attractive smiles. Our adult patients can look to us for continued support, which can come in the form of routine preventive care as well as support whenever problems might arise. (more…)

Dealing With Gingivitis At The Dentist’s Office

As bacteria gather on our teeth, we run the risk of experiencing problems with gingivitis when those microbes start to accumulate below the gum line. If this happens, the problem can be reversed if it is dealt with in time. Unfortunately, that initial infection can be the start of a larger issue if proper periodontal care does not take place. At our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office, we can provide a periodontal cleaning during your checkup that will remove bacteria and help your gums recover from their problems. This service removes the bacteria that are present on the roots of teeth so that your tissues can heal, and you can avoid potential complications that lead to tooth loss and other difficulties. (more…)

How Conservative Tooth Bonding Improves Smiles

There are exciting benefits to be gained from more conservative cosmetic procedures. When you meet with your Ankeny, IA dentist to discuss what kind of services might help you make your desired smile improvements, you can learn more about tooth bonding and contouring work. By providing these services, we can make targeted changes to teeth that are currently not a good fit for your smile. By taking this approach, we can make significant overall improvements without the need to create and place permanent restorations. In as little as one appointment, teeth that previously looked out of place can have the right shape, size, and color to improve your smile! (more…)

Using Your Remaining Dental Benefits

While the final month of 2021 is here, you still have time left to use your remaining dental benefits. One big advantage to having coverage for your oral health is that you can have an easier time scheduling your semiannual dental checkups and cleanings. By staying consistent with these appointments, you can protect yourself against the different threats that can negatively impact your smile. Our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office is here to help if you need to book your next appointment. We can work with you to make use of your coverage, or we can review the options available to you outside of that form of support. Remember that we are also here to help if you have potential problems with your smile that call for professional treatment.

3 Services That Make Teeth Whiter

As long as you look in the mirror and see dull, discolored teeth, you can find it hard to maintain confidence in your smile. Is this a problem that you are simply stuck with? If you look to store bought whitening kits to solve this issue, you can find that you only see limited improvements. However, if you look to what your Ankeny, IA dentist can do for you, more exciting changes are certainly possible. We can discuss different cosmetic procedures capable of making your smile brighter. In addition to teeth whitening treatment, we can provide other services like tooth bonding treatment and porcelain veneers to address problems within your tooth structure that hurt the way you look. (more…)

Putting A Dental Bridge In Position

If a dental bridge is put in place to close a gap in your smile, you can feel better about your appearance, and you can also feel more comfortable whenever you bite and chew. Because this prosthetic restoration is secure enough to support your dental function, it can play an important role in helping you manage your oral health. At our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office, we can talk to you about the importance of taking tooth loss seriously. We offer both bridges and dental implant-held restorations to patients who need to address missing teeth. (more…)

Performing A Deep Cleaning To Protect Your Gums

If you need something more than the standard teeth cleaning provided during a routine dental appointment, our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office is ready to help. Through deep cleanings, also known as periodontal cleanings, we can fight harmful bacteria that are present on the roots of your teeth. Doing so will help you recover, as gingivitis is reversible when it is treated in time. This support is one of many measures that we can take to protect your smile when you come in for routine treatment. Remember that these checkups should occur on a semiannual basis if you want to stay protected against a range of different issues that can impact your smile. (more…)

Can Implant Dentistry Improve Your Bite?

After losing teeth, you can experience several issues with your oral health and smile, and it can feel as though there is no real way to address them. Fortunately, with the right approach to prosthetic treatment, you can have your smile effectively restored, and you can also look forward to treatment that can improve your bite function. Our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office can work with you on placing implant-held restorations. With the support of a dental implant, a replacement tooth can stay stable enough for you to bite and chew without discomfort. It also helps prevent jawbone deterioration, an issue that will occur if you have missing teeth. (more…)

Conservative Cosmetic Services We Can Offer

How much cosmetic work will it take for you to see your desired smile improvements? When you expect treatment to be too long or involved, you may feel that cosmetic work is not worth exploring. Fortunately, when you do look at what procedures are available to you, you can find that there are surprisingly conservative options offered at your Ankeny, IA dentist’s office. Our treatment options include dental bonding and contouring work, services that do not require restorations and can be completed in as little as one appointment! This approach can lead to improvements by making teeth look brighter and more uniform, and it can hide any problems with damage or wear and tear. (more…)