Basic Markers Of A Healthy Smile

There are some things that you can look for when your smile is very healthy that generally accompany a mouth in good oral health! Why become familiar with these types of details, you may wonder to yourself? Well, our Ankeny, IA team reminds you that when you’re accustomed to such markers, you can more easily keep an eye on your grin, feel good about the good things, and recognize changes that may point to a potential problem. Find out more, so staying the course is a breeze!

Breath Smells Fresh

We hope that you will remember that fresh breath, rather than bad breath, is often a marker of a healthy smile. Does this mean that if you have breath that isn’t offensive that your smile is in perfect condition? Not necessarily! However, when your teeth and gums are in good shape, you visit our team and we let you know all is well, you can expect the scent that comes from your mouth to be a pleasant one. You can also recognize that when your breath suddenly seems off, it may point to a possible oral health concern.

Nothing Hurts Or Stands Out As Different

If your smile is healthy, then you won’t be in pain. You won’t notice any strange symptoms, either in terms of sensation or visible concerns. It’s nice to harness optimal oral health! However, on the flip side of this conversation, remember that the absence of symptoms or discomfort doesn’t necessarily mean you don’t need to see us or that your smile doesn’t require restorative care. With that said, when we tell you during a checkup that all is well, you can expect absolute comfort!

Getting Your Smile Clean Is Easy

If your smile is healthy, then it’s clean and free of buildup. If it’s free of accumulated debris, plaque, and tartar, then when you brush and floss, you feel like your smile is nice and clean! However, if you’re noticing that your smile feels grimy even after your dental hygiene, your oral health may require additional support from our team (likely in the form of a dental cleaning).

You’re Caught Up On All Dental Care

A healthy smile is one that is on schedule with checkups and cleanings, one that has received and required restorative care, and one that we have given a clean bill of oral health!

Enjoy A Very Healthy Grin 

Make the effort needed to ensure consistently that your smile is healthy by coming in to see our team for your twice-a-year dental checkups (and cleanings, too). Schedule care in advance for the time that works for you! Find out if you’re making good choices by scheduling a visit with your Ankeny, IA dentist today! Contact Peddicord Family Dentistry to set up an appointment by calling 515-963-3339.