Month: April 2013

Des Moines Dentist Explains How to Fix a Broken Tooth

Although your teeth are surrounded and protected by the strongest substance that your body produces (enamel), they can still crack or break, either from direct trauma or after being weakened by decay. Depending on the severity of the damage, your tooth may or may not experience immediate discomfort. Either way, leaving your tooth cracked or… Read more »

Des Moines Dentist Presents—The Human Jaw: Joints and Nerves

Last week, we examined the structure of a tooth—root and crown—in the first part of a two-part series that takes you on an anatomical tour of your dental health. In this second and final installment of our tour, Des Moines dentist, Dr. Burds, explores the mechanisms that make your teeth useful by moving them, and… Read more »

Des Moines Dentist Presents—The Human Tooth: Crown and Root

Education is a vital part of your good dental health. For instance, understanding the dangers of dental plaque can motivate you to maintain a strict dental hygiene routine, improving your chances of preventing dental diseases. Also, knowing the components of your oral health and how they interact can help you better understand the diseases that… Read more »

Chronic Pain Relief from Your Des Moines TMJ Doctor

It’s common knowledge that if your tooth hurts, you should visit your dentist, but did you know that you can also find relief from other chronic aches and pains at your dentist’s office, too? Frequent, severe headaches, earaches, jaw pain, and facial soreness can result from a number of different issues, and finding out exactly… Read more »

Des Moines Dentist Gives You an Overview of Dental Crowns

Since human teeth cannot naturally repair or rebuild themselves when structurally damaged, one of the tenets of repairing a smile is the ability to protect damaged teeth from utter destruction. The idea of placing a protective barrier over your tooth is not a new one, and with today’s advanced dental materials, your dental crown will… Read more »