Category: Preventive Dentistry

Treatments We Can Recommend During An Exam

What kind of feedback will you receive during your next dental exam? Hopefully, the updates about your teeth and gums are all positive. If problems are found, the good news is that they can be addressed promptly so that there are no complications that you have to deal with at a later date. Our Ankeny,… Read more »

Catching Oral Health Problems Early

You can feel real frustration over hearing that you have a problem with your smile that requires treatment. Unfortunately, trouble with dental decay and gum disease can arise even when you have an oral hygiene routine that you follow. The good news is that when trouble is caught in time, you can count on conservative… Read more »

Different Cleanings Our Practice Provides

At a regular dental exam, your smile will be evaluated as well as cleaned. Both of these activities are important for your oral health. Reviews let you know if there are any problems that might require in-office care for active problems, while cleanings remove bacteria and remnants of food that can make your smile less… Read more »

Your Dental Benefits And Preventive Care

There are different reasons to see your dentist. If you want to stay safe against problems that can affect your smile and make restorative services necessary, make sure that your reasons for visiting include keeping up with preventive care. If your dental benefits include access to routine dental exams and cleanings, make sure that you… Read more »

Information On Cavity Treatment And Prevention

There is certainly more to oral health care than just treatment for dental decay. With that said, cavities remain a common concern, and a problem that will affect many people at least once. You can protect yourself against the threat of this and other problems with a consistent oral hygiene routine at home. You should… Read more »

How Can I Be Sure My Teeth Are Clean?

It may be a simple question, but it is important that you feel confident in the answer: Are your teeth really as clean as they need to be to prevent problems like tooth decay and gum disease? When these issues first form, they can avoid detection, leaving people unaware that they have active problems that… Read more »

3 Problems Poor Oral Hygiene Can Cause

To put it simply, you face several potential oral health risks when you do not take smile care seriously. Shortcomings in your hygiene routine make you vulnerable to the buildup of both remnants of foods and drinks you consume and oral bacteria. As these materials build up, you can experience trouble with your oral health… Read more »

How In-Office Care Fights Gum Disease

Are you currently taking steps to fight gum disease? When you brush and floss, it is important that you carefully clean the spaces where your teeth and gums meet. When you do this, you can clear away bacteria before microbes begin to move below the gum lines and build up on the roots of your… Read more »

How We Help Kids Avoid Cavity Problems

Cavities can be a problem for both adults and kids. With that said, one issue that makes children vulnerable to decay is a lack of practice and understanding when it comes to preventive care. They may not do as much as they should to keep their teeth clean, and they can have a harder time… Read more »

How Gum Disease Affects Your General Health

How much harm are you really doing when you ignore your trouble with gum disease? It may surprise you to learn that when your periodontal health is not managed well, your overall health can pay the price! Over time, problems with gum disease will become more difficult to reverse, or even control, which can lead… Read more »