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Preventive Dentistry & Gum Care

Daily home care and regular dental checkups can significantly reduce the need for future dental work. Dr. Ryan Hussong and our team offer preventive care in Polk City, Iowa, so that you and your family can enjoy healthy smiles that are free of disease and decay. The following treatments are designed to prevent and reverse issues that threaten your oral health:

  • Dental Cleanings & Exams

  • Dental Sealants

  • Digital X-Rays

  • Gum Disease Treatment


Our friendly dentist is happy to work with you to design a treatment plan that will keep your smile bright and pain-free. To schedule a dental checkup, please contact our office. We are eager to help!


The goal of preventive care is to protect your smile from damage caused by tooth decay, periodontal disease (gum disease), and other damaging dental conditions. Preventive dentistry works to prevent these diseases before they cause damage that requires repair. We offer a number of preventive dental treatments to help you keep your smile in the best possible health. These services include dental sealants and dental cleanings; visiting our office regularly ensures that we detect and treat any early signs of damage before they become more extensive and painful.


There are several steps you can take to prevent cavities and tooth decay. Our doctor recommends that you follow these guidelines to help minimize your chances for developing cavities:

  • Brush and floss your teeth every day. You should brush at least twice a day and floss at least once a day. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoridated toothpaste.

  • Maintain a balanced, healthy diet with a limited amount of very sugary or acidic foods.

  • Visit our office at least twice a year for a routine teeth cleaning and dental exam.

  • Ask your doctor about dental sealants and fluoride treatment to see if they are right for your smile.


To learn more about preventive care, we invite you to call or visit us today!

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