While a filling is a great way to address most cases of tooth decay, sometimes we find patients need a more substantial solution. With a dental crown, we can address more severe restorative issues, from infections to major cracks or chips. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist explains how we create them, and what ensures your crown looks natural.
How Does A Root Canal Prevent Tooth Loss?
When you have serious pain in your smile, the cause could be an advanced case of tooth decay or an infected tooth. By avoiding treatment, you run the risk of losing the tooth altogether and developing more severe complications. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist will look at how we help prevent tooth loss with a root canal procedure.
Tips For Keeping Halloween Cavities Away
When we consume a lot of candy, the sugary content could be a recipe for cavities. To help avoid the onset of tooth decay in smiles both young and old, we have a few tips. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist will explain how routine care at home and regular visits for checkups and cleanings can help keep cavities at bay during the spookiest time of the year.
What Exactly Is A Tooth-Colored Filling?
The most common threats to your oral health include oral bacteria, which can ultimately result in plaque and tartar buildup. When plaque builds up on and around your teeth and has not been consistently monitored or handled during a routine checkup, it can result in a cavity. A cavity, in essence, is a hole in your tooth that results from oral bacteria eating away and infecting the tooth. In its early stages, it can easily be filled and managed. If you wait too long, however, you may suffer from tooth decay or even worse – losing your teeth completely. Staying on top of your oral health is a must, and fortunately, Peddicord Family Dentistry in Ankeny, Iowa can provide routine care and check-ups to make managing cavities simple and efficient.
Stop Teeth Grinding With A Custom Appliance
When you grind your teeth on a nightly basis, or clench them, then you could be suffering from a disorder known as bruxism. Without treatment, you could experience painful symptoms, and risk damaging your smile. Fortunately, your Ankeny, IA, dentist knows how to offer relief with a custom-made and comfortable oral appliance!
Preventing And Managing Gum Disease
Periodontal disease is a serious issue that according to the Centers for Disease Control, impacts half of adults over the age of 30. However, your Ankeny, IA, dentist knows how to not only help prevent the disease, but how to manage it for people that already have periodontal issues. With the right steps, you can avoid serious complications, such as adult tooth loss.
Helping Your Kids Maintain Better Smiles
Preventive care isn’t just for adults. Children, from toddlers to teens, also need care at home and in the office to avoid the onset of issues ranging from cavities to gingivitis. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist will explain how we use children’s dentistry to help kids in your community enjoy better oral health.
What Makes A Checkup And Cleaning Important?
You may not realize it, but your routine checkup and cleaning visits are very important. In fact, they’re vital for fighting everything from cavities and gum disease, to bad breath and even teeth stains. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist will explain what makes these visits so important, and why you should see us every six months!
Let’s Talk Proper Brushing And Flossing
While checkups and cleanings help keep teeth and gums strong and healthy, you also need to care for your smile each day while at home. While many people brush and floss, they often do so incorrectly, which still leaves their smile vulnerable to poor oral health. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist looks at how to properly care for your smile from home.
Creating A Lifelike Restoration For Dental Implants
Dental implants are made of three major parts: the post, the abutment, and the restoration. The restoration is the part people see when you smile, and the part that makes eating your favorite foods again possible. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist will explain how we create one that looks natural and returns function and beauty to your smile following the loss of one or more teeth!