Month: January 2014

Taking the Edge off of Dental Anxiety with Light Sedation

If you were to rejoice about going to the dentist, this would seem more unusual than if you expressed feeling very nervous about the whole experience. A bit of dental anxiety is par for the course for most people. Even when dental offices go the extra mile to create a pleasant experience for patients, pushing… Read more »

Dental Crowns have a Royal Place in Restorative Dentistry

Have you ever wondered why kings and queens have worn crowns on their heads throughout history? Many cultures have designed special headdresses to mark their leaders from the rest of society. European Christians decided to take a biblical influence in the Middle Ages by designing crowns to show their power. Some cultures continue with this… Read more »

Snoring Linked to Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Snoring and sleep apnea may not sound like dental issues to you. However, there are many dentists that can help patients who suffer with these issues on a chronic basis. Des Moines, IA dentist, Dr. Stephen Burds, is one such medical professional. His expertise has assisted countless patients who are tired of dealing with persistent… Read more »

The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Strokes

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can afflict a patient, yet go undiagnosed for years without the patient knowing he has a problem. Also common are patients who suspect a breathing issue while they sleep, but are afraid to seek a diagnosis and solution. OSA is potentially dangerous, and linked to several life-threatening conditions such as heart disease… Read more »