Category: General Dentistry

Is My Damaged Tooth A Dental Emergency?

What is a dental emergency? Any damage to our teeth that is not life threatening is considered a dental emergency. In today’s blog, our Des Moines, IA, dentist will discuss how to respond to common dental emergency situations, such as chipped or knocked-out teeth. With the right steps, you can avoid the onset of cavities… Read more »

How Does TMJ Disorder Impact Oral Health?

TMJ disorder, also referred to as TMD, is an oral health issues related to the jaw joints. Without treatment, what appears to be a minor health issue could lead to serious complications, including major discomfort. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist discusses the impact of TMJ disorder and how we treat this oral… Read more »

Make Time For A Dental Checkup

For too many people, the only time to see the dentist is when teeth begin to ache or other uncomfortable symptoms occur. At this point, an oral health concern could develop that requires substantial treatment. However, if you schedule a routine checkup and cleaning with your Des Moines, IA, dentist, we could identify these issues… Read more »

Responding To Common Dental Emergencies

What should you do if you chip a tooth? When you experience a dental emergency, which refers to any damage to your teeth or gums, then you should see your Des Moines, IA, dentist as soon as possible. We can repair your smile and prevent complications. In addition, there are a few steps you can… Read more »

How Do I Maintain Good Dental Hygiene?

Did you know that October is National Dental Hygiene Month? With that in mind, what better time to talk about protecting smiles in Des Moines, IA from cavities and gum disease. Find out what you can do to enjoy a healthy smile!

5 Tips For Keeping Smiles Healthy During Halloween

We love Halloween as much as anyone. However, we also know that excessive candy consumption is a recipe for tooth decay. Fortunately, there are ways our Des Moines, IA, patients may avoid the onset of cavities. Let’s look at what can be done to protect smiles from tooth decay.

How Do You Prevent Tooth Decay In Children’s Smiles?

Children of all ages are susceptible to tooth decay, even toddlers and babies can develop cavities. However, there are ways to help safeguard young smiles against cavities. In today’s blog, we’re taking a look at the preventive treatments we offer kids in Des Moines, IA.

Don’t Forget Your Kids’ Back To School Visit!

In a few days, children all over the country will begin returning to school. Whether you’re starting kindergarten or your first year of college, we recommend making a dental visit part of your back to school routine. In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about the importance of routine checkups and cleanings for students in… Read more »

Do You Offer Emergency Dental Care?

If you chip a tooth or develop serious discomfort suddenly, then this may be a dental emergency. We can repair teeth and offer our patients emergency care. In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about what you can do to address the injury before seeing us for treatment.

Do Baby Teeth Need Fillings?

We’ve had many parents in Des Moines, IA ask this question. Do baby teeth really need treatment since they eventually fall out? Well, the answer is yes, they absolutely do. In today’s blog, we’re looking at why even baby teeth should always receive fillings if a cavity develops.