Month: May 2014

All About Periodontitis with Your Des Moines Dentist

About 80% of adults between the ages of 20 and 60 have various degrees of gum disease, from gingivitis to periodontitis. Luckily, periodontal infection is highly treatable in the earliest stages. Unfortunately, once it develops and advances to the severe point, controlling the infection becomes a part of your dental health that you’ll have to… Read more »

Teeth Whitening: In the Office or At Home?

Are you self-conscious about your smile because of deep stains? Dull and yellowing teeth are caused by a number of contributing factors. Fortunately, professional teeth whitening is a viable option available for brightening your stained teeth significantly. Des Moines dentist, Dr. Stephen J. Burds explains how cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve a youthful and vibrant smile. Whitening at… Read more »

Teething Concerns: Eruption Cysts

Finding an unidentified mark, bump, or bruise on your baby can be very disconcerting for parents. However, black and blue marks are not unheard of as toddlers learn to roll, crawl, and walk. However, imagine looking over at your crying toddler only to see the shocking sight of a bluish-purple lump on their gums. Scary… Read more »

Staying Active can Help your Oral Health

There is a direct relationship between oral and overall health known as oral-systemic health. This means that if you practice a healthy lifestyle, you are more likely to maintain good oral health, and vice versa. The means with which to achieve oral-systemic health are pretty obvious: eat a healthy diet and stay active. Ah, exercise. For… Read more »