Category: General & Preventive Dentistry

Gingivitis And Your Future: Key Factors!

Your future is most certainly something that can include a very healthy smile, healthy gums, and it doesn’t have to include any damage, trauma, or upset as the result of gingivitis. With that said, you may be excited to hear that keeping your gums healthy is easy but you may also not really know how… Read more »

Dental Care: Are These Things The Same?

Sometimes, dental care can be confusing. Not because you’re not sure how to keep your teeth and gums clean or how to access professional care when you need it. Instead, you may find that you hear terminology that seems to be identical but you realize there are likely some subtle nuances that make them different!… Read more »

Soda: Easy Mistakes You Can Avoid! 

There are some easy mistakes you can make when it comes to drinking soda and all because you’re missing just a tiny bit of information that would prove very helpful! So, what type of significant facts are you unaware of that might cause your teeth to become stained, damaged, decayed, and more? Not to worry:… 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 »

Treatable Problems That Are No Laughing Matter! 

Just because something is quite confusing, complicated, uncertain, or serious doesn’t mean you cannot get a good laugh out of it! For instance, if someone were to record you snoring like a chainsaw at night, you may giggle and howl as you listen to the strange sounds emanating from your throat as you sleep! However,… Read more »

Overlooked Ways To Prevent Periodontal Problems

When the topic is preventing periodontal problems, you may feel that the answer is a straightforward one in terms of avoiding it altogether: Brush, floss, and maintain twice-annual visits with us for cleanings. This is true! However, there’s more than meets the eye! While the idea of keeping your smile as clean as possible is… 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 »

Dry Mouth During Summer: 4 Changes To Make

Did you know that dry mouth is something that can happen to you all year round? Were you aware that when it happens over the course of summer, there happen to be some very easy, seasonally-motivated changes you can make that can have a serious impact (as your saliva levels get to go back to… Read more »

Smile Care: Beneficial Changes For Morning

How is your morning experience going in terms of your smile care? Would you say that you have your approach, technique, and plans so down pat that there’s absolute zero room for improvement? If you’re slowly shaking your head from side to side, then don’t worry: You’re not alone! The morning time is often full… Read more »