Category: Gum Disease

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 »

Hey, Why Does My Gum Tissue Look Puffy?

Well now, the answer to the question, why does my gum tissue look puffy is something that we can answer one of many different ways! Of course, there’s a chance that you need our dental care to fix a disease-related concern with your gingival tissue! On the other hand, it’s entirely possible that you have… Read more »

Your Perio Health: Today, Tomorrow, Into The Future

Of course, you have some idea that your perio health is extremely important. After all, your gums and your teeth both need to be healthy in order for you to be able to enjoy complete oral health, so tending to gum issues is one key factor. However, you may not have a full scope of… Read more »

The FAQs: Traditional Cleaning Or Deep Cleaning

When you see that we offer dental cleanings but you also know we offer deep cleanings, you may find yourself feeling quite flummoxed. Well, you think to yourself, do you need the traditional type of cleaning or the deep one? Is this something that you are supposed to decide or is this something that our… Read more »

How to Avoid Making Your Gum Disease Worse

Gum disease is one of the most common dental health issues that adults deal with, and it could potentially lead to serious complications for your oral health. That’s because, in its severe stages, gum disease becomes the biggest risk factor in tooth loss. At our Ankeny, IA, dental office, we can help you avoid making… Read more »

3 Signs that It’s Time for Perio Treatment

While preventive dental care like routine checkups and cleanings should always be scheduled regularly, others are designed to address specific problems as they arise, and before they can grow more severe. For example, when patients at our Ankeny, IA, dental office exhibit signs of gingivitis, or early gum disease, we often recommend custom perio treatment… Read more »

Gum Disease And Holiday Time: A Recipe For Disaster!

Yes, we love providing you with as much pre-support for holiday time as possible. Why is that, you ask? Well, because we know from dealing with patients for years and years that this time of year can be lovely and tranquil … or it can be fraught with preventable oral health problems that lead to… Read more »

What Is Perio Cleaning?

Under typical circumstances, everyone needs routine dental cleanings to keep their smiles healthy and free of disease. These professional visits allow your dentist or hygienist to clean off all of the traces of plaque and tartar (calcified plaque) that your toothbrush and floss couldn’t remove from your teeth. However, for some patients in Ankeny, IA,… Read more »

Gingivitis: Things You Need To Stop Believing!

There are some things you might convince yourself of in regard to gum health. There may also be some things that you simply believe about gingivitis that you’ve never questioned. Our Ankeny, IA team would like to remind you that if you think you might carry around knowledge regarding your gums but you aren’t sure… Read more »

Are You At Risk for Adult Tooth Loss?

When a child loses a tooth, it probably goes under the pillow for the tooth fairy. Adult tooth loss is a different matter. According to a 2012 study from Center for Disease Control, roughly 1 in every 2 Americans over 30 has some degree of periodontal disease (infection of the gums). Periodontal disease is the… Read more »