Category: General Dentistry

Don’t Become Stuck With TMJ Disorder

TMJ disorder, also known as TMD, could lead to strained jaw joints and even damaged smiles. To offer relief, you may need to see your Des Moines, IA, dentist. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at the common warning signs and causes of TMD, and also discuss possible treatment with a simple and comfortable… Read more »

Could Teeth Grinding Damage My Smile?

If you grind and clench your teeth on a nightly basis, this could lead to cracked or chipped teeth. To avoid these injuries and find relief, your Des Moines, IA, dentist may suggest treatment with an oral appliance, or changes to your daily routine. In today’s blog, let’s look at what you can do to… Read more »

Manage Your Gum Health With A Periodontal Cleaning

When you develop the warning signs of gingivitis or the early stages of gum disease, you need care to avoid the risk of uncomfortable symptoms and tooth loss. One way to start managing your oral health is with a scaling and root planing. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist talks about managing gum… Read more »

Taking Steps To Safeguard Smiles This Summer

Summer is a time for your family to hit the road, relax a little, and enjoy a little downtime. However, these interruptions to our usual routine could create an environment where tooth decay and gum disease thrive. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist explains how to keep smiles of all ages healthy all… Read more »

We Offer Emergency Dental Care

When you have broken a tooth following an injury, or if you have sudden pain in your smile, this could mean you’re suffering from an issue that needs immediate attention. With emergency dentistry, your Des Moines, IA, dentist can see you outside of normal business hours to help repair your smile. In today’s blog, we… Read more »

Protect Your Smile On Thanksgiving

Next week, many of will be enjoying a slightly smaller Thanksgiving dinner than usual. However, despite the changes to our usual holiday routine, we will still be indulging in our sugary and starch-filled favorites. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist will explain what we can do to enjoy our favorite dishes without increasing… Read more »

Treating TMJ And Bruxism By Fixing Your Bite

When our bites have poor function and balance, which means they don’t fit together properly, this could lead to serious complications down the road. However, your Des Moines, IA, dentist knows how to help you avoid the pain and complications of issues like TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). In today’s blog, learn how we… Read more »

Fighting Gum Disease With A Unique Cleaning

When gum disease forms there is no cure, but routine care is necessary to help avoid tooth loss. What can you do to avoid the onset of gum disease, or prevent the later stages connected to missing teeth? In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist will look at how we remove harmful buildup and… Read more »

Schedule Your Fall Checkup Visit

Before you know it, fall will officially be here! We all enjoy the cooling weather, and  the change in seasons is a good time to see us for a checkup and cleaning. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist will talk about how we perform a thorough checkup, and the benefits this offers your… Read more »

Managing Your Oral Health From Home

Routine visits for checkups and cleanings are essential for keeping your smile healthy, but you also need to care for your teeth and gums from home in between these visits. Brushing and flossing helps control plaque buildup and mitigate other factors that could otherwise lead to cavities or gum disease. In today’s blog, your Des… Read more »