Month: May 2012

Des Moines, IA Dentist Answers Wisdom Tooth Questions

Studies show that three out of four people have had, or will have, their wisdom teeth removed in their lifetime. Wisdom teeth occur naturally, and not everyone needs to have theirs removed. However, some people choose to have wisdom teeth extracted even before they begin to cause trouble, often due to hearing others talk about… Read more »

Smile Makeovers in Des Moines Improve Beauty

It’s National Women’s Health Week! In general, women tend to take better care of their oral health than men. In fact, studies show that women have a more positive attitude towards dental visits, are 26 percent more likely than men to floss daily, and get more embarrassed by cosmetic imperfections and missing teeth. Dr. Burds… Read more »

Questions to Ask your Des Moines Cosmetic Dentist

Committing to a dental treatment can be confusing and stressful. However, at Gateway Dental Group, we want you to feel completely comfortable and confident with the decisions you’re making about your oral health. Dr. Stephen Burds and our team are happy to discuss your questions and concerns so you can make the best choice for… Read more »

Dealing with Bleeding Gums

If any part of your body started bleeding, you would probably feel quite alarmed and make every effort to stop it. When gums bleed, however, it’s easier to ignore. That said, it is important that you don’t overlook something which could lead to a major problem with your dental health. Keeping your gums in prime… Read more »

Dental Cleaning in Des Moines Reduces Stroke Risk

Cleaning your teeth will help improve your oral health, as well as protect your heart. In fact, a recent study in Taiwan concluded that people who visit the dentist regularly for a professional cleaning are 24 percent less likely to have a heart attack, and 13 percent less likely to have a stroke. In honor… Read more »