Month: November 2014

Des Moines Art Center

Art is a soothing balm for the soul, especially during the winter months when all is brown and gloomy. Des Moines Art Center works to engage local and international audiences by offering a diverse array of programs and collections. If you enjoy art, or are looking to broaden your interests, your Des Moines dentist, Dr…. Read more »

The Importance of Saliva

Did you know that saliva is derived from your blood and like blood it helps build and maintain the health of your oral cavity? Saliva is important in the maintenance of your oral health, but according to recent research it has many healing properties, as well.  In today’s blog, your Des Moines Dentist, Dr. Stephen Burds… Read more »

How Can I Keep My Teeth White?

Are you wondering how to keep your teeth white after a professional or at-home whitening? Some people’s teeth are inherently whiter than others and then there are those whose teeth prove a struggle to keep white. There are some things you can do to keep your teeth white. In today’s blog, your Des Moines Dentist, Dr…. Read more »

Des Moines Community History and Culture: Salisbury House & Gardens

Too cold outside for water parks and nature trails? Have no fear there are still plenty of things to do in Des Moines. Des Moines is a trove of history, art, and culture. If this is the sort of thing that interests you, your Des Moines dentist, Dr. Stephen Burds, suggests visiting the recently restored… Read more »

Are Cavities Contagious?

Cavities aren’t contagious are they? How can they be? You’ve probably never considered that possibility before. However, you can catch cavities from other people. Okay…well…you can catch the cavity-causing bacteria from other people, and today your Des Moines dentist, Dr. Stephen Burds explains how cavities can be contagious.

Des Moines on a Penny

Although a metropolis that is experiencing a surge in popularity, Des Moines Iowa has many activities that won’t make a dent in your wallet. A city nestled in the center of Iowa and surrounded by rolling hills, your Des Moines dentist, Dr. Stephen Burds, suggests spending some time enjoying Des Moines on a penny.

The Pros and Cons of Fruit Juice

As with most things fruit juice can be good for you and bad for you. It is good in some ways and bad in others. How much do you know about the pros and cons of fruit juice? Take your Des Moines Dentist, Dr. Stephen Burds’ true or false quiz below to find out.

Can Milk Prevent Cavities?

There are certain foods you can eat that are good for your teeth. Some are hard and crunchy and keep the blood flowing to your gums, others are high in the vitamins and minerals your teeth need to stay healthy, and still others simply help clean your teeth. Have you heard that milk can help… Read more »


Tobacco is bad for you. We all know it. It’s simple. It causes many diseases including lung disease, heart disease, and cancer. But there is something about tobacco that you probably don’t know. If you are wondering what that is, read your Des Moines Dentist, Dr. Stephen Burds toBADcco FAQs to find out.

Hand-Held Dental Tools and Their Uses

Do you ever wonder what all those instruments are on the dental tray? What are they for and what do they do with them while working in your mouth? Some tools are specific to certain branches of dentistry but others are basic dental instruments found in every dentist’s office. Today your Des Moines Dentist, Dr…. Read more »