Category: Tooth Decay/Cavities

The Things Your Ignored Cavity Interrupts

You may figure that you can just ignore that cavity that we have diagnosed (or that you are fairly certain you have) for a while. In fact, it’s just decay, you think to yourself, and this is something that happens to lots of people! So, you probably have a while before it’s really that big of… Read more »

Say Goodbye To That Toothache In 4 Steps

A toothache can strike on any day, at any time of day, and sometimes it’s surprisingly convenient. Other times, you wonder how you could possibly have developed discomfort at such an inopportune moment. Whatever the particulars of the experience, one thing is always true: It feels quite terrible and you really want a solution as… Read more »

A Look at Today’s Tooth Fillings

When adhered to strictly, an excellent hygiene routine and schedule of preventive dental care (such as checkups and cleanings) can greatly increase your chances of preventing issues like cavities. However, not everyone can adhere to that routine strictly every single day, and sometimes, one small slipup can be all a cavity needs to develop. At… Read more »

Don’t Let Decay Get The Best Of You

When you’re down and out about your tooth decay that we discovered during your last visit, you may find that having a cavity is really making you feel bad! This, of course, is not something our Ankeny, IA team wants! Instead, we want you to realize that everything is going to be just fine, that… Read more »

I Don’t Eat Sugar: Why Do I Get Cavities?

You might think to yourself that since sugar can lead to cavities, as long as you avoid sweets, you’ll enjoy perfect oral health. While it is definitely helpful to avoid sugar if you’re hoping to prevent tooth decay, it’s not going to completely stop decay from forming. You see, sugar is not the only problem… Read more »

Simple Suggestions For Dealing With Decay

So, you have some tooth decay that’s affecting your smile. Nobody likes hearing this news or wants to accept that their brushing and flossing perhaps needs a little improvement. The good news, however, is that we can help you improve your dental hygiene and we can get rid of the decay with restorative care. So,… Read more »

Tooth Decay: 2 Things You Need To Remember

When tooth decay affects your smile, there are a couple factors that are of the utmost importance for you to remember. Fortunately, as long as you keep the essentials in mind, addressing decay and recovering your previously healthy smile will be something that’s extremely easy to accomplish.

Ankeny Dentist Supports Use of Mouthwash

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is working to promote dental hygiene awareness. The ADHA message has four parts: brushing, flossing, rinsing with mouthwash, and chewing sugar-free gum. Your Ankeny dentist Dr. Foust would like to look a little closer at the benefits of anti-microbial mouthwash.

Timeline for Baby’s Dental Check-ups

As a mother herself, Dr. Foust knows how to talk to and care for her youngest patients. She wants to ensure that her young patients receive stellar children’s dentistry without anxiety in her welcoming Ankeny office. Dr. Foust works in partnership with the parents so she would like to share a straightforward schedule that outlines how… Read more »

Pediatric Dental Caries

Did you know that dental caries is the most widespread childhood disease?  Pediatric dental caries goes by many names including childhood tooth decay, pediatric dental disease, and cavities. It might surprise you that childhood tooth decay is widespread among industrialized countries, and if left untreated it can have a serious negative impact on a child’s… Read more »