The Importance of Annual Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral Cancer, also diagnosed as pharyngeal cancer, causes more than 8,000 deaths a year. Surprising that such a small part of the body can cause such severe consequences, isn’t it? Oral cancer is most commonly diagnosed in its later stages. It has little to minimal symptoms at its early stages, making it less detectible at […]

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How Do I Prevent Gum Disease?

Gum disease is the result of infection and swelling of gum tissues when plaque builds up along the gum line. Plaque is a colorless film that surrounds your teeth and gums and is filled with harmful bacteria. Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. Eventually, the plaque buildup can enter […]

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Dental Health Before Bed

Before you lay down to sleep at night, what do you do for your dental health? Bedtime is a very vulnerable time for your mouth. While you sleep, your flow of saliva decreases because metabolism slows down. As a result, your mouth can become dry and inflamed, and bad bacteria multiply. Essentially, without the proper […]

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Options for Dental Phobia

If you’re one of the many people who fear the dentist, there are effective ways to deal with your phobia. There’s no reason that your oral health has to be at risk. Neglecting regular dental checkups and cleanings is a serious gamble. Problems, such as periodontal disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer, only get worse […]

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Gum Recession and Tooth Sensitivity

Dentin hypersensitivity, more commonly known as tooth sensitivity, is often much more aggravating than it is dangerous. The main symptoms are discomfort and/or pain in response to hot and cold drinks, food, or air. The sensitivity may be caused by exposed teeth roots at the base of your teeth. Gum recession uncovers dentin that is […]

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Chocolate is the Antidote

Components of chocolate aid in the production of serotonin, which is responsible for the happy feelings in the pleasure center of the brain. Therefore, chocolate is a helpful antidote to stress and depression. Moreover, the flavonoids in chocolate have other health benefits. Have you ever heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away? […]

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Dental Floss Cure to Bad Breath

With all of the breath mints, gums, toothpastes, mouthwashes, and other breath-freshening products on the market today, why do so many people have chronic bad breath? 32% percent of Americans cite bad breath as the least attractive trait of their co-workers. Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be linked to a lack of proper […]

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Old Habits Live Strong

It’s the beginning of the school year again. Within the next few weeks, you and your children will be settling in to routines that will likely set the tone for the rest of the year. Now is the time to establish habits that are smart, helpful, and healthy. They say old habits die hard. Another […]

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Giving Ankeny and Polk City Smiles for Life

Dental Impressions in Ankeny, Iowa, is all about creating smiles for families from Polk City, Bondurant, Elkhart, Alleman, and the surrounding communities. Being a family dentist is a very specific-and rewarding-job. I have the opportunity to treat entire families in my office at one time, making it a convenient option for dental health for families […]

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Family Dental Care Under One Roof

It seems like, these days, our kids are busier than ever. Between demanding school schedules, and soccer practice, and doctor appointments, it’s hard enough to keep up with the children’s schedule let alone your own. If you’re the mom, you have to do both…and much more. Sometimes, certain things have to be sacrificed just to […]

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