Month: May 2013

Des Moines Dentist Declares: Gum Disease is Preventable

Gum disease affects approximately 80% of adults in America, and its severe form—periodontitis—is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. The good news is that gum disease preventable; however, if you’re one of the 80% of adults in America affected by the incurable disease, then the news probably isn’t as beneficial to you. Luckily, gum… Read more »

Tooth Replacements that Stand on Their Own (Sort Of)

If you’ve ever wondered how important replacing lost teeth is, consider the fact that one of their major functions is preparing your food for digestion so that your body can receive the fuel it needs. Since eating is a lifelong necessity, so is a full and fully-functioning set of teeth. Healthy teeth are meant to… Read more »

Is Snoring Ruining Your Life?

Comical though it may be in certain situations, snoring can be a real strain on your relationship in real life. If you snore loudly and consistently, irritation can fester and grow as your partner continues to lose sleep in the midst of the noise. If snoring is indicative of obstructive sleep apnea, then the problems… Read more »

Exploring Fluoride with Your Des Moines Dentist

For decades, fluoride has been a staple of effective dental hygiene routines across the nation. Since the confirmation of its dental benefits in the mid-1900s, fluoride has helped countless people increase their cavity-fighting prowess. In case you’ve ever wondered how fluoride (a chemical ion of the element fluorine) helps ward off one of the most… Read more »

Des Moines Dentist Shows You How to Test for TMD Probability

Many people experience frequent headaches, earaches, neck and back pain, and/or facial soreness without understanding why. In many cases, the discomfort is severe enough to warrant a visit to the doctor in search of answers and relief, though medical attention does not always define or solve the problem. In fact, patients often go many years… Read more »