Month: October 2013

Des Moines Dentist Warns Chocolate Lovers to Prepare for a Shortage

With Halloween just a few days away, your sweet tooth may already be in overdrive. Trick-or-treating is intended for children, but many adults partake as much (or even more) in their candy fixes. If chocolate concoctions are your personal favorites when it comes to sweet treats, you may have to make some adjustments in the… Read more »

Des Moines Dentist: Try Our Root Canal Quiz

Few things send a chill up the spine like the words “root canal”. Unfortunately, wild rumors have given this safe and comfortable procedure a bad reputation. In fact, endodontic treatment helps protect and preserve your smile. In today’s blog, your Des Moines dentist, Dr. Stephen Burds, uses a fun and informative quiz to discuss the… Read more »

Link Between Hormones and Gum Disease Explained by Des Moines Dentist

Hormonal surges and fluctuations aren’t something we can control. Unfortunately, they come with side-effects throughout our lives. You may experience mood swings, bloating, blemishes, or any number of unpleasant physical and emotional manifestations of hormones. You may not realize that oral health issues can also be linked to cyclical hormone changes – namely gum disease… Read more »

Des Moines Dentist Relates Sleep-Eating to Sleep Apnea

The image of the insomniac making a sandwich in the middle of the night is a common one in films and television shows. You may have even lived out a moment like this when you couldn’t sleep and found your tummy rumbling. But can you imagine binging on food while you’re still asleep? Believe it… Read more »