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Conservative Cosmetic Work Can Address Damage From Bruxism

Even if you address the problem not long after you become aware of it, bruxism can have lasting consequences for your appearance. The friction produced by teeth grinding or clenching can wear down your enamel gradually, leading to changes in the shape and size of your teeth. Minor changes can do enough to change the… Read more »

What Will It Take To Stay Protected Against Gingivitis?

Have you recently checked your smile for any signs of gingivitis? Hopefully, you are free of any periodontal problems. Infections are prevented with smart habits at home, as thorough brushing and flossing will remove unwelcome bacteria that can attack these tissues. At our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office, we can help you when you do show… Read more »

Correcting Dental Flaws Through A Bonding Procedure

One misshapen or discolored tooth may be all it takes to hurt the quality of your appearance. Unfortunately, even minor flaws can be difficult to hide, leaving you flustered and self-conscious as attention is drawn to a conspicuous tooth. What you might not realize is that a conservative cosmetic dental procedure can resolve this problem… Read more »

Spring Cleaning: Tidy Up Your Smile

Hooray! Spring has finally sprung! Fortunately, this is always some wonderful news for those itching for the cooler months to head on out. In addition, it’s known as the time to embark on some serious cleaning to get things ready for the warm days ahead. When it comes to spring cleaning for your smile, we… Read more »

Coffee Or Green Tea? Or Neither?

The age old question! Are you a coffee drinker or a green tea drinker? As you mull this question over (though you likely already have a preference), you may also wonder if it turns out that neither is a very good choice for your oral health. The truth is, things get a bit tricky when… Read more »

St. Paddy’s Day: A Fun Time For Dental Hygiene

When you think about St. Paddy’s Day, the very last thing that enters your mind might be the importance of dental hygiene. This, of course, is precisely why we are showcasing what a wonderful opportunity this is to get excited about caring for your smile. Whether you’re indulging in green-dyed beer, green food-coloring-enhanced rice crispy… Read more »

Dental Bonding or Porcelain Veneers?

A number of factors can impact the beauty of our teeth. They can become stained, damaged, or even be crooked or crowded. However, there are cosmetic solutions available to restore the function and appearance of the teeth. We offer two such options with dental bonding and porcelain veneers. Which cosmetic treatment will best improve your… Read more »

Don’t Let a Toothache Get You Down

Does your tooth feel slightly agitated when you bite and chew, or when you pass your toothbrush over it? Does it scream in pain when it comes into contact with something hot or cold? The problem with some sensitive teeth is that they might not hurt enough to prompt you to seek treatment, which can… Read more »