Month: March 2014

Radiating Pain from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

The muscles throughout your body weave a complex and dynamic tapestry. When you are physically in good health and shape, you feel terrific. Unfortunately, one health condition can overlap into side effects of discomfort in other parts of your body. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is a perfect example of this. Uncomfortable aches and pains from… Read more »

Fish Consumption for Oral-Systemic Health

Des Moines dentist, Dr. Stephen Burds wants to know if you are a fish lover? Fish (and fish oil) consumption is not without controversy. In one article, you may hear of a study touting fish as the super food of the century. In another, you may read that the methods of breeding and farming fish… Read more »

Comparing Dental Bridges to Dental Implants

If you’re missing a tooth or several teeth, it’s likely that you want to fill the space with a restoration that functions just like a healthy, natural smile. Des Moines dentist, Dr. Stephen Burds has provided many patients with high-quality tooth replacements. Two of the most common are dental implants and dental bridges. Are you confused about… Read more »

The Versatile Role of a Dental Hygienist

Many dental patients are as attached to their dental hygienist as they are to their dentist. After all, your hygienist is the person you will likely spend the most time with when you go for a biannual checkup. Every six months, it is recommended that you visit your dentist’s office for cleanings and exams. While… Read more »

Keep Gums Healthy for your Best Overall Health

When you hear staggering health statistics, it’s easy to shrug them off. After all, you are the only one who knows the true condition of your health. A statistic doesn’t dictate your fate, right? Well, when you find out that three out of every four adult Americans has gingivitis (early gum disease) you are likely… Read more »