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It’s the age-old question that always seems to have far too many answers. Here at Lifepoint Dental Partners in Ankeny, Iowa, one of the questions we’re most often asked is if sugar really is bad for the health of your teeth. The short answer is yes. So let’s take an in-depth look at why our… Read More »

You’ve probably heard about cold sores and canker sores, but what do you know about the two? While the two may seem very similar, there are a number of differences between the two. Similarly, do you ever wonder what you can do to avoid canker sores and cold sores—or what you can do to address… Read More »

Many people wonder how their other health issues impact their oral health. Diabetes is a major health issue in the United States, affecting nearly 10% of Americans. And it can have a major effect on oral health if it goes untreated. Of course it is important to stay on top of your blood sugar for… Read More »

The body is affected by many things, including the environment in our mouths. Studies on periodontitis (advanced gum disease) link it to other diseases of the body, and people with advanced gum disease are 40% more likely to have a chronic health condition, according to the American Dental Association. Oral bacteria which isn’t regularly cleared… Read More »

What are dental sealants? How long have they been around? Are they effective? Dental sealants are a modern marvel, they have been around since the 1970’s and have a long proven track record of effectively preventing cavities in pearly whites. Brushing and flossing are the tools to keep out food particles and sticky film (plaque)… Read More »

Tooth sensitivity is the temporary pain you feel if you have tooth sensitivity and your pearly whites touch something hot or cold. This is because of exposed dentin, the layer of the tooth below the tooth enamel with microscopic tubules filled with nerve endings. Dentin is normally protected by the tooth enamel in the crown… Read More »

our teeth and gums are essential part of your mouth, but do you ever think about your tongue? This muscle, which is typically about four-inches long, consists of two parts; the anterior (front) and the posterior (back) by the throat. Known as a muscular hydrostat, your tongue is the only muscle in your body that… Read More »

Did you know that disease can lead to fairly serious problems, or why you should keep your gums safe? As you probably know, your gums are important. Beneath your gums is bone that supports your teeth and keep them in place. Your gums, which are actually just a soft layer of skin, protect this supporting… Read More »

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  • Des Moines
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Ankeny Location

2785 N. Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023

515.965.5999

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Ames Location

137 Lynn Ave.
Ames, IA 50014

515.292.7262

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Cedar Rapids Location

2335 Blairs Ferry Rd. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

319.378.4100

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Des Moines Location

3311 SW 9th St. #200
Des Moines, IA 50315

515.243.7641

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West Des Moines Location

1903 E.P. True Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50265

515.224.1618

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