Last week we explained why a checkup is important for adults, but kids of all ages also benefit from a routine exam and cleaning every six months too. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist is looking at the preventive care we offer for kids in our community, and why the start of summer break is a great time to set up a visit.
When was the last time you visited our team for a checkup and cleaning? Our doors have been closed to non-essential care for a while now, but we’re finally getting ready to open our doors for checkups and cleanings. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist talks about the benefits of an exam and dental cleaning.
Our regular daily habits could impact the risk of cavities forming in your smile. Not only do cavities cause painful aches and tooth sensitivity, but they could allow infection and other serious oral health issues, even tooth loss in some cases. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist explains what you can do to avoid cavities!
Routine home care isn’t just about avoiding cavities or keeping your teeth bright. You also need to think about your gums. Not only do they frame the appearance of your smile, but they ensure a stable and healthy smile. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist is looking at what you can do safeguard your periodontal health from home.
When we head to the store, we often stock up for the long-term to avoid being in crowded places and picking up or spreading COVID-19. But when you stock up on your favorite foods, we recommend picking options that don’t put your smile at risk! In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist looks at smile healthy-options and how to avoid issues like tooth decay.
Over time, stains form on our smiles and people often talk to us about cosmetic solutions, such as professional teeth whitening. However, since we’re currently only offering emergency treatments, we can’t help you brighten your smile from our office. Fortunately, your Ankeny, IA, dentist will explain how you can help keep your teeth bright from home!
Most of us are feeling elevated levels of stress right now, and who could blame us with everything happening in the world? However, your Ankeny, IA, dentist understands that elevated stress could lead to chronic teeth grinding, an issue also known as bruxism. In today’s blog, we’re looking at this connection and how to protect your smile.
At the moment, your Ankeny, IA, dentist is only offering emergency treatment to address serious issues like tooth decay, infection, or damaged teeth. Which means that maintaining preventive care from home is more important than ever. With proper brushing and flossing, you can help safeguard your smile against the onset of serious problems like cavities!
When a tooth develops an infection or a dental abscess, this could mean serious discomfort and the risk of tooth loss. In order to save the tooth and keep your smile whole, your Ankeny, IA, dentist may suggest a root canal procedure. When should you contact our team for a procedure like this, and what can you do to avoid infections from home?
Our office is currently closed to preventive care and optimal cosmetic treatments, but we’re still available to help Ankeny, IA, patients with dental emergencies. In today’s blog, we’re looking at what constitutes a dental emergency, and when you should see our team for treatment. We’re also discussing how to address these concerns and minimize your discomfort until you can see us!