Category: Dental Health

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 »

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.

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 »

Fluoride FAQs

Do you often wonder what the truth is about fluoride? Is it harmful or helpful? Is it really needed or not? There are usually positive things and negative things about everything, so what are the positive and negatives regarding fluoride? In today’s blog, your Des Moines Dentist, Dr. Stephen Burds discusses some fluoride FAQs.


Many people assume that at some point in their life–hopefully later than sooner–they will need dentures. Although that is not true because your teeth are meant to last a lifetime, many people do need dentures for various reasons. In today’s blog, your Des Moines Dentist, Dr. Stephen Burds talks about dentures.