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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 »

Many people deal with bothersome dental flaws like discoloration, crookedness, chipped teeth, and other issues that can’t be solved at home. Instead of being ashamed of your teeth, why don’t you look into cosmetic dentistry in Ankeny, Iowa? Lifepoint Dental Partners is proud to offer smile-enhancing treatment to boost your pearly whites. If you struggle… 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 »

The American Dental Associations recommends that you visit your dentist twice a year for a routine cleaning and dental checkup. This simple appointment helps clean dangerous tartar, cleans and polishes teeth and provide early detection for potential issues like gum disease and oral cancer. The early part of the appointment consists of a basic cleaning… Read More »

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  • Ankeny
  • Ames
  • Cedar Rapids
  • Des Moines
  • West DSM

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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