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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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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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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Do You Have a Superpower?

If you could have any superpower, which would you choose? Would you fly like Superman, run like the Flash, or climb walls like Spiderman? You may already have a superpower – you could be a supertaster! Supertasters have more taste buds than the average person. They are especially sensitive to bitter tastes, and tend to […]

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Eat Your Way to a Healthier Smile

Whether we know the exact values on the food pyramid, we’re all familiar with this chart of what makes up a balanced diet. Over time, scientists and health professionals have made changes to the food pyramid as more research has been done about what our bodies need to be healthy and well nourished. The most […]

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Take Care of Your Teeth and Slow Down the Aging Process, Part 1

Our teeth are incredibly strong. They constantly endure extreme temperature and pressure from the chewing, crunching, and biting we do. Still, everyday wear and tear and the natural aging process take a toll on our teeth. Follow this advice to prevent your age from showing in your smile. Preventing Acid Erosion The biggest threat to […]

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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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