Month: March 2013

The Signs of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, from Des Moines Dentist

You might not naturally think of visiting your dentist to seek help with a sleep disorder, but Des Moines dentist, Dr. Stephen Burds, has helped many of our patients find relief from snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Once you realize that your sleep is being affected, you may have a number of options for treating… Read more »

The Mechanics of TMJ Disorder with Your Des Moines Dentist

Are you doing all that you can to protect your oral health? Hopefully, you brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once, which can help control dental plaque (a sticky substance created by masses of oral bacteria). Reducing plaque is essential to preventing tooth decay and gum disease, but not… Read more »

What to Expect from Root Canal Therapy with Your Des Moines Dentist

The mere mention of a root canal can send involuntary shivers down the spines of many people; yet the fear, which is based largely on misconceptions about the procedure, is unwarranted. Discomfort stems from the infection that has a hold of your tooth, and root canal procedures are performed to relieve this discomfort while stopping… Read more »