Regular check-ups are important to make sure that no new problems have developed since your last visit. During a regular check-up a full examination and oral cancer screening will take place where we will check your teeth and gums for any signs of new problems that may have developed. If needed, radiographs/X-rays may need to be made.  If there is a problem, we would make recommendations suited to your specific needs. 


​Ankeny Dental Center follows the American Dental Association recommendations that patients should have a minimum of two visits per year to their dentist. This will allow preventive care and education, early detection and treatment, and assessment of your home care routine. 

A professional dental cleaning is a procedure that cleans your teeth and gums. It is also an effective procedure in halting the progression of gum disease. Unfortunately, even with proper brushing and flossing technique, it would be almost impossible to remove all deposits and buildup from your teeth. Experienced dentists or hygienists use special and specific instruments that can scrape off damaging plaque and tartar that build up on your teeth. 

After a professional dental cleaning plaque will be removed, your teeth will look and feel great, and your breath will be fresh. 


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To set up your dental checkup and cleaning, contact our office to schedule an appointment!

Routine Dental Care

Prophylaxis/ Professional Dental Cleaning

Regular CHeck-Ups