Category: Preventive Dentistry

3 Problems That Can Hurt Your Confidence In Your Smile

If you are losing confidence in your smile, you should know that your Ankeny, IA dentist provides a variety of services that can help you. For many people, a loss of confidence is tied to cosmetic issues. Through conservative treatments, we are able to carefully resolve problems with the shape, size, or color of teeth,… Read more »

How Flossing Protects Your Periodontal Health

When you do a good job preventing gum disease, you protect yourself against a condition that can negatively affect your general health and raise your risk for tooth loss. Your daily routine can – and should – be effective at fighting the buildup of oral bacteria capable of causing gingivitis. One thing to do in… Read more »

Issues With Cavity Prevention? 3 Good Habits To Adopt

Have you been frustrated or worried about your struggle to prevent cavities? It can be hard to feel confident in your smile when you continue to experience issues that require restorative dental work. However, those past troubles can be a sign that your oral hygiene routine leaves room for improvement! Our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office… Read more »

Are You Really Safe Against Periodontal Problems?

If you want to avoid tooth loss in the future, and you want to protect yourself against a condition that can make your general health harder to manage, you should take your periodontal health seriously. Many people fail to recognize just how harmful this problem can be, particularly when efforts are not made to identify… Read more »

We Provide In-Office Care To Help Fight Gingivitis

When you brush and floss your teeth at home, you fight the buildup of harmful oral bacteria that can cause you to develop problems with gingivitis. Unfortunately, people who stick to good routines can still find themselves affected by problems with their periodontal health. One reason you should consistently schedule dental exams is that you… Read more »

Changing Your Daily Behaviors To Better Prevent Cavities

If you are not suffering from any active discomfort, you may believe you have nothing to worry about when it comes to dental decay. A lack of pain does not mean there is no reason for concern. You could have a cavity that has only recently formed, but one that will continue to grow until restorative dental… Read more »

Teeth Cleanings Keep Your Smile Safe From Tartar Buildup

If tartar deposits build up on your teeth, you can have a more difficult time avoiding problems that call for treatment at the dentist’s office. The accumulation of tartar can raise your risk for cavities as well as gum disease, and visible deposits can hurt your confidence in the way you look. Our Ankeny, IA… Read more »

How Can I Improve My Cavity Prevention Efforts?

Is your current oral hygiene routine as effective at cavity prevention as it should be? If you let a cavity develop, the damage to your tooth will be permanent even if the problem is caught and treated early. Keeping this in mind is important, as is a commitment to smart preventive dental care. Fortunately, your… Read more »

Why Dental Visits Sometimes Include Periodontal Cleanings

Routine dental appointments can proceed differently for different patients. At every appointment, our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office is committed to making sure our approach to preventive care truly benefits you. In the course of your evaluation, we will look for signs of poor periodontal health that need to be addressed. When necessary, we can respond… Read more »

Discussing Snoring And Sleep Apnea At A Dental Exam

If you have a problem with snoring at night, you may prefer to generally keep it to yourself. What you should know is that keeping this from your dentist can lead to you missing out on beneficial care! At our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office, we are prepared to talk with patients about addressing a problem… Read more »