Month: June 2013

Three Surprising Facts about Dental Veneers with Your Des Moines IA Dentist

Although porcelain veneers have been around since the 1930s when Dr. Charles Pincus first began placing them on actors’ teeth to change the look of a particular character, this cosmetic dental procedure has really only become mainstream in the last 30 years. Many of your favorite actors and musicians wear them and even well-known politicians… Read more »

Beware Grocery Store Teeth Whitening Products Says Des Moines IA Dentist

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental treatment in America. In fact, respondents to a survey conducted by the AACD overwhelmingly said that the one feature they want to change most about their smile is the brightness of their teeth. While many people might be… Read more »

Sleep Apnea Got You Down? Talk to Your Des Moines Dentist

It’s normal to feel a bit sleepy and out of focus in the afternoon, around two o’clock. According to sleep specialist Michael J. Breus, PhD, our bodies experience a drop in core temperature mid-afternoon, a phenomenon that prompts the body to release melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone that controls sleep. However, if you spend your… Read more »

Could a Non-Dental Issue Cause a Toothache?

You probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that dental issues, like tooth decay and gum disease, are among the most common causes of toothaches. However, a toothache can have a wide variety of possible causes, some of which may not even be related to your teeth. A tooth’s sensitivity is typically due to a disturbance… Read more »