Category: Dental Health

Understanding: Symptoms And Underlying Oral Health Issues

You might have heard something along the lines of “don’t just treat the symptom!” before. Maybe you have heard someone say that when you take a pain reliever for an oral health issue, such as a toothache, you’re just covering up or masking the problem. While you certainly don’t want to do the wrong thing… Read more »

Flossing: The Answers You Don’t Have Yet

The topic of the day is: Flossing and the fact that you have some questions you would love answers to … but you haven’t brought your inquiries up just yet! In some cases, you may feel a little embarrassed to broach the issue because you may feel like your question is something most people already… Read more »

Reel Oral Health Problems In ASAP For Smile Protection 

You have heard it before: The best thing you can do for your smile is practice preventive care, so you can avoid problems altogether. The second you learn that you have an oral health problem, you should set up a visit to treat it immediately! It’s always better to care for your smile sooner than… Read more »

Painful Dental Hygiene: What’s Going On?

You know, of course, what it feels like to brush and floss your teeth and for it not to feel bad in any way. It’s just a neutral experience that doesn’t feel amazing or bad or anything extreme. However, when you find that as you go through the essential requirements associated with a job well… Read more »

When Your Smile Does (And Does Not) Require Fingers!

You have heard before to keep your hands out of your mouth, to keep your fingers away from your lips, and more. Why? Well, because you can end up transferring germs to your mouth and you can cause other problems for yourself. However, you might wonder: What are you supposed to do when you need… Read more »

Stellar Smile Care: Things You Just Have To Admit To Yourself 

Of course, with practicing the best dental care you possibly can for yourself, there’s a bit of self-criticism that absolutely has to come into play. What you really want is to be able to keep up with the details and never have to question a single thing! However, if you truly want to feel certain… Read more »

Smile Care: Your “How Often” Questions! 

When you’re given an instruction to do something that’s beneficial for your oral health, you tend to immediately have a question or two that follows. In a lot of cases, one your primary inquiries is going to begin with, “How often…?” For instance, you know that you need to brush your teeth every day, in… Read more »

Easy Choices For Daily Smile Protection 

You make choices all of the time! Sometimes, it’s something you’re very aware of. At other times, you may be on autopilot, doing something without much additional consideration (however, it’s still something you’re choosing to do!). Since it’s often easy to overlook this particular fact about how we live our daily lives, our Ankeny, IA… Read more »

Don’t Let Your Toothbrush Get Lonely! 

When you’re having trouble remembering that your brushing isn’t enough to maintain a completely healthy smile, we like to offer our help. Remember that your dental hygiene also needs to include flossing and that even when you’re on track with this part of your smile care, you still need to see our Ankeny, IA team,… Read more »

Your “Where” Questions About Smile Care (And Easy Answers)

You might have some questions about smile care that come and go! Over time, you may occasionally notice some trends in your questioning! If you are like many of our Ankeny, IA patients, you realize that you may end up with a lot “where” questions that you just can’t quite seem to sort out on… Read more »