Month: July 2012

What Do You Know About Cavities?

There’s a good chance that, at some point in your life, you’ve developed tooth decay. Cavities are the most common childhood disease, and around 90% of American adults have had a cavity in their adult teeth. Your Des Moines dentist Dr. Stephen Burds discusses cavities, their causes, and ways to prevent and treat them. What… Read more »

Des Moines Dentist Shares Interesting Facts About the Tongue

When most people think of oral health, the first things to come to mind are teeth and gums. Since there is so much to know about those two elements of your mouth, people rarely think to include the tongue in that category. The truth is, without your tongue, daily tasks like talking and eating would… Read more »

Des Moines Dentist Gives Tips to Reduce Tooth Sensitivity

A sensitive tooth can ruin an entire day, and cost you money. In fact, approximately 25% of working adults have had to take time off of work to visit a dentist concerning their tooth sensitivity. In most cases, sensitivity is a warning that your tooth’s protective layer of enamel has worn away and exposed your… Read more »

Des Moines Dentist Talks Bones and Teeth

Your bones and your teeth share remarkable similarities. Some people even believe the two tissues to be basically the same, with the exception of your teeth being exposed and your bones concealed. While it is true that bone and tooth enamel start with the same calcium-phosphate crystal building material, there are more differences between the… Read more »

The History of Dentistry with Des Moines Dentist

The science of dentistry has traveled a long road to reach its current level of advancement. Evidence suggests that the practice of operating on teeth is several thousands of years old, and today dentistry is a leading industry for technological advancement. To celebrate his passion for his craft, Dr. Stephen Burds takes you on a… Read more »