Month: October 2012

Dementia and Chewing Ability: Des Moines Dentist Explains Link

Aging can cause a plethora of overall health issues. Bone and joint health can become difficult to maintain as we age. Additionally, maintaining cognitive functions can become increasingly difficult. Many older patients find themselves with at risk for developing dementia as they continue to age. The link between oral health and overall health continues to… Read more »

Des Moines Dentist on Oral Health: Nature vs. Nurture

Genetics can play a large role in a number of health factors. Awareness of a predisposition to certain health ailments allows people to tailor their lifestyle accordingly. For example, an individual from a family with a history of heart problems will likely make an attempt to live a heart-healthy life and engage in a regular… Read more »

Des Moines Dentist Discusses High Fillings

Fillings are used to fill cavities in teeth. From time to time, patients will leave an appointment with a high filling. After a day or two of noticing that a filling is too high, patients could develop discomfort or pain due to a high filling. Usually, we can determine the appropriate height of a filling… Read more »