Month: March 2012

Sleep Apnea Treatment in Des Moines

About 12 to 20 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a disorder that interrupts healthy sleeping patterns. During obstructive sleep apnea, the soft tissues in your mouth block your airways. As you briefly stop breathing, you will likely wake up choking or gasping for air. These disruptions can lead to daytime sleepiness, high blood pressure,… Read more »

Gateway Dental Group’s New Website!

Dr. Stephen Burds and your Gateway Dental team would like to announce the launch of our new website! Our site,, has been redesigned to better suit your needs. We have created an easy navigation and comfortable layout so you can receive all the information you need to know about our staff, services, appointments, and… Read more »

Tooth Trouble from Berries and Cherries

Did you know that your favorite healthy fruits can damage your smile? In honor of National Berries and Cherries Month, let’s discuss how blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and cherries all have an impact on your smile. Keep in mind that Dr. Burds offers whitening, veneers, bonding, and other cosmetic treatments to restore your tooth imperfections… Read more »

Dental Implants Information for Des Moines Residents

Losing teeth as an adult is a stark contrast to losing teeth in childhood. When you’re a child, losing a tooth is almost like a rite of passage. Gateway Dental Group understands that tooth loss in adulthood is a traumatic event. Missing a tooth damages your self-esteem and makes you feel embarrassed of your smile…. Read more »