Month: March 2013

Ankeny Dentist Answers Your Gum Disease FAQs

When thinking about oral care, the gums sometimes get overlooked. We have toothbrushes, dental floss, and we attend dentists (Dent means tooth in Latin). But just as important as our teeth are our gums, and the major threat to our gums is gum disease. Knowing the consequences of unhealthy gums is very important to a… Read more »

Ankeny Dentist Challenges You to a Quiz about Dental Cleanings

Dental cleanings are very important if you aspire to keep your mouth healthy. They allow a trained professional to clean your teeth and give you feedback about potential problem areas. They also permit a visual examination of the teeth and gums in case any oral health problems have arisen since the last visit. Because dental… Read more »

Ankeny Dentist Has Brushing Tips for Kids

When it comes to brushing their teeth, kids can sometimes be a bit careless. In their haste to finish the job, they often miss large areas of their mouths. But missing those areas allows bacteria to thrive and attack their teeth. Therefore, you want to make sure your child brushes properly all the time. Your… Read more »

Fast Smile Transformations from Your Ankeny Dentist

When you smile, is there a little voice in the back of your head saying “Don’t show your teeth”? If so, your self-confidence is suffering. You may spend time examining your teeth in the mirror, willing them to become straighter, brighter. Unfortunately, teeth do not chance by force of will, and as you begin to… Read more »