Month: January 2019

Bad Breath And What You Should Do Right Away

What’s causing your it-just-won’t-go-away bad breath, you wonder? You’re not talking about the type of yucky mouth odor that stems from having eaten a meal packed with extraordinarily odoriferous foods. Nope, you’re talking about something else: It’s chronic, it’s not pleasant, and you’re not sure why it’s there, what to do about it, or if… Read more »

Bleeding Gums, What To Think, What To Do

When your gums bleed, there are different things that this might mean. On one hand, as you expect, this could mean that you are dealing with a gum health problem. On the other hand, our Ankeny, IA team reminds you that could have just accidentally cut a tiny bit of your gum tissue, leading to… Read more »

Preventive Care Broken Down Into Days, Hours, Minutes

Curious about the day-to-day details of preventive care? Maybe you’ve often wondered how many hours or minutes of your life you are spending brushing, flossing, and seeing us for dental checkups and cleanings. While you may think it amounts to quite a lot, you may be shocked to learn that, mathematically speaking, it comes out… Read more »

Preventive Dentistry: Checking Off All The Boxes

Are you certain about how to “check off all the boxes” when it comes to ensuring you’re doing right by your preventive dentistry? Do you really know about all that we offer for you and your family as far as prevention is concerned or do you have more of just a general idea regarding what… Read more »

Are You Grinding Your Teeth a Little Too Much?

Grinding your teeth every once in a while isn’t usually something to be concerned about. When healthy, your teeth are highly resilient, and the pressure may not cause any damage. However, when you grind your teeth too much (known as bruxism), the result can be a wide range of issues including damage to your teeth,… Read more »