Tooth Decay: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment, Healthy Smile

When you think about tooth decay in a big picture sort of a way, you may simply find that it’s something that causes you some stress and that you’d rather not think about. However, when you break down the details regarding how to prevent it, how to have a cavity diagnosed (should one occur), what to do to overcome the existence of this decay, and how to then move on with your smile in a positive, healthy way … well … then things become much easier! Consider the easy-to-remember and easy-to-practice details with our Ankeny, IA team, so you can wave goodbye to decay concerns and hello to feeling confident about your smile care (no matter what)!

Preventing Decay

First up is the prevention of tooth decay! It is, of course, your best approach when it comes to cavities because it’s easier to avoid them and not deal with them at all than to have to experience any damage. With that said, remember that prevention will always include the same major highlights for decay and other hygiene-related illnesses and that it happens to be quite easy to do:

  • Brush your smile on a daily basis, two times a day, morning and evening.
  • Floss your smile one time a day, morning or evening.
  • Schedule time to come in to our practice for a dental cleaning and checkup, twice a year.

Receiving A Diagnosis

Whether you’re seeing us for your routine checkup or you have some discomfort in your tooth, remember that receiving a diagnosis for tooth decay is something you can only do with absolutely certain with a professional visit. So, come in, allow us to examine your smile and to tell you what’s going on!

Treating A Cavity

Say yes to a beautiful white filling that we offer! It’s that easy.

Maintaining Your Newly Healthy Grin

Consider this a full circle experience! Remember that once you have your tooth decay addressed, which means the problem is gone, your tooth is whole and lovely again, and you’ve gotten your oral health back on track, you’re right back where you started: With a healthy grin. All you have to do to maintain your smile now is to get back to basics with, you guessed it, preventive dental care! Brush your smile. Floss it. See us for your twice-a-year dental checkups and cleanings. It’s a breeze (and it makes it easy to avoid additional decay in the future).

Learn About Preventing And Treating Decay

When tooth decay impacts your smile, or you suspect a cavity, come in to see our team for a diagnosis and treatment with a beautiful tooth-colored filling! Get your oral health back on track and you can avoid additional cavities. 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.