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The Importance of Routine Care

At our dental office, we maintain a position at the forefront of the latest advances in care to offer patients treatment that is more precise, convenient, and comfortable than ever before. When it comes to smile care, our team of professionals is well equipped to help you and every member of your family enjoy optimal oral health.

Here are three great reasons why regular checkups to our office are essential for a healthy smile:

  • With routine checkups, we can help prevent dental disease or treat it early in its onset. While a mirror allows you to look at the surface of your smile, underneath the outer layer of your teeth and beneath the gums, there may be a lot more going on. By performing a comprehensive exam, we’re able to detect and treat emerging dental problems such as the onset of gum disease or dental decay. We can also take measures to help prevent these issues from happening at all.
  • We’ll check signs of medical conditions, suspicious lesions, ulcerations, or oral cancer. We’re always on the lookout for any unusual signs or symptoms affecting your oral health and overall well-being. As part of a comprehensive exam (and if indicated at other visits), we perform an oral cancer screening to look for signs of cancer or precancerous conditions in your mouth. We also check for any oral manifestations of other medical conditions or problematic lesions.
  • Dedicated to helping patients maintain optimal oral health, we emphasize the importance of preventive care. With a professional dental cleaning, we can remove the plaque and tartar between the teeth and gums that your toothbrush or floss may have missed. Not only will your smile feel better after a thorough cleaning, but by removing any accumulated plaque, tartar, and debris, your risk of cavities and gum disease is reduced. Also, as part of our comprehensive program of preventive care, we’ll show you what you can do at home to help keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Committed to excellence in oral care

At our dental office, we offer a comprehensive range of dental services to meet the needs of every member of your family. Our superior reputation is based on providing experienced and compassionate care with an unparalleled level of skill to achieve the best results for all our patients. For more information on the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

Teeth Whitening: Simple, Safe and Effective

At the office of Fort Des Miones Dental one of the many ways we establish trusting partnerships with our patients is to provide a wealth of information on maintaining optimal dental health and beautiful smiles. Whatever your age may be, there’s no secret formula for maintaining a healthy smile. It’s simply a matter of establishing an effective oral hygiene routine, getting routine checkups and care, eating a nutritious diet and avoiding harmful oral habits. Of course, the most important thing to remember is that to successfully keep your smile healthy, a consistent regimen of oral care is essential.

Enjoying the benefits of a vibrant smile in tip-top condition is not something to be taken for granted. To maintain optimal oral health requires a bit of effort.

Here are a few simple recommendations that can go a long way in protecting the health of your smile:
• Make a Commitment to Routine Checkups and Teeth Cleanings at the Dentist
• Maintain an Effective Oral Hygiene Routine of Tooth Brushing and Flossing at Home
• Avoid Smoking Cigarettes & Other Harmful Oral Habits
• Eat a Balanced Diet
• Limit Your Consumption of Sticky, Sugary foods & Sweet, Carbonated Beverages
• When Playing Sports Protect Your Smile With A Mouth Guard

It’s Important to Brush & Floss!
Maintaining a healthy smile depends upon keeping your teeth and gums clean with a daily routine of brushing and flossing. According to the recommendations of the American Dental Association, it is important to brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes each time with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Brushing your teeth with a fluoride containing toothpaste that has been awarded the ADA seal of acceptance helps to keep your smile healthy and vibrant. Moreover, to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease, it is also essential to remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gumline on a daily basis. Simply by taking a few minutes to gently floss the teeth once a day, you can reduce your risk of dental disease.

What You Eat Matters!
At your routine checkup visit, a member of our team will demonstrate the proper technique for brushing and flossing your teeth as well as provide helpful dietary guidance. While sugary foods, as well as sweet and carbonated beverages, can be harmful to your oral health, other foods that are rich in nutrients help to keep your teeth and gums strong, and boost your resistance to dental disease.

A Trusted Partner in Care
At the office of Fort Des Miones Dental, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

6100 SW 9th Street 
Des Moines, IA 50315 
(515) 657-7115