Month: May 2020

When Does A Tooth Need To Be Extracted?

We have an array of lifelike restorative options to save damaged or decayed teeth, preserving your smile’s health and stability. However, sometimes preserving overall oral health actually means removing a tooth completely. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist is looking at how we remove a tooth and when we may prescribe this procedure.

When Does Your Smile Need A Periodontal Cleaning?

A routine dental cleaning performed every six months helps remove plaque and protect your smile. But what if you’ve been experiencing the warning signs of gingivitis and periodontal disease? If you have risk factors for gum disease, then your Des Moines, IA, dentist may recommend a periodontal cleaning to help restore the health of your… Read more »

Schedule Your Next Checkup

We’re finally starting to welcome patients back to our office! We’re instituting a number of new routines to protect health and safety, such as taking your temperature, cleaning and disinfecting surfaces in between visits, social distancing in the waiting room and more. Which means if you’re overdue for a checkup with your Des Moines, IA,… Read more »

Steps For Safeguarding Your Gum Health

While you’re staying inside, you should still take steps to protect your oral health. Being unable to attend checkups and cleanings means brushing and flossing properly is crucial, not just for keeping cavities away, but also preventing issues like gingivitis and even periodontal disease! In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist has a few… Read more »