Category: General & Preventive Dentistry

4 R’s For Success With Your Smile Protection! 

As you already know, figuring out just what it takes to feel on track and amazing about your smile care is definitely unique to each patient. Some do better by implementing a lot of structure. Others prefer to give themselves incentives. It’s all about getting in touch with the way you work! With that said,… Read more »

3 Things Making You Avoid Checkups (And What To Do)

When you’re thinking about your dental checkups and cleanings that you know you should set up every six months but you’re not actually following through with picking up the phone, dialing our Ankeny, IA practice, and scheduling those visits, there’s a reason! Of course, sometimes it’s just a matter of procrastination. However, we are well… Read more »

Smile Care Breakdown: The Stuff You’re Wasting! 

Usually, you think about what you’re creating, doing, and accomplishing on behalf of your smile when you’re taking care of it. However, there comes a point when you may notice that there seems to be something wasteful about some aspect of your smile care. Or, you may not realize it in a very conscious way… Read more »

Holiday Goals: Is It Too Late?

Perhaps when the year began, you had a quick mental conversation with yourself about some of the things you wanted to accomplish for the year in terms of your smile! Like many of our Ankeny, IA patients, this may have included (at least in part) a deadline of the winter holiday season. As the year… Read more »

What Is My Dental Care Actually Doing?

You know that your dental care, which you so lovingly practice in a committed fashion every single day, is doing something very important. If our Ankeny, IA team were to ask you what it is that your smile care accomplishes, you would likely tell us that it’s protecting your oral health! However, do you really… Read more »

Saving Your Smile: 3 Habits To Break Right This Second

If you can take just a moment to think through an entire day, the way you care for your smile throughout that 24-hour period, the foods you eat and drink, and any other detail you can muster up, we suggest one thing at the moment: Take stock of any habits you might be participating in… Read more »

A Smile-Safe Halloween: Sugar Free Fun! 

Yep, it’s entirely possible to find more than just diving into the deep end of sugar consumption on Halloween to be a lot of fun! Not sure that your thoughts at the moment are stretching very far beyond your trick-or-treating plans with the kids, getting to finish off the bag of candy you purchased for… Read more »

Wave Goodbye To Smile Problems For A Long, Long Time

Smile problems are the type of thing that don’t sound so wonderful in theory and that prove to be much more frustrating, costly, time-consuming, and upsetting when they actually arrive! So, you may be wondering: Is there something that our Ankeny, IA team can share with you in terms of protecting your oral health that… Read more »

Trick-Or-Treat: 4 Ways To Steer Clear Of A Broken Tooth!

There are some very easy ways to steer clear of a broken tooth on Halloween. Why do we say that, you wonder? Well, because there are also some very easy ways to accidentally break your tooth, when you’re out and about, attempting to enjoy an otherwise lovely trick-or-treating experience. While this doesn’t sound too appealing… Read more »

4 Things You Forgot About Your Smile Care

Smile care is one of those things that just comes with life. If you want a healthy smile, then you have to take care of it, of course! However, since it’s something that’s just always part of your daily experience, it’s easy to sometimes lose sight of the details. You may occasionally feel like it’s… Read more »