Category: General Dentistry

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 »

Creating A Custom Sleep Appliance For OSA Sufferers

If you have been feeling tired lately, and also suffering from snoring, dry mouth, and a sore throat in the morning, then you may be experiencing the warning signs of a serious sleep disorder. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) not only deprives you of proper rest, but could even harm your immune and cardiovascular system! In… Read more »

We’re Taking Measures To Keep You Safe

We know that many families have put off their routine checkup and cleaning visits out of concern. We understand, and want everyone to take every precaution to protect themselves from COVID-19. However, as dentists we also know that lack of routine cleanings and exams means minor issues could grow severe and threaten the health and… Read more »

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 »

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 »

The Link Between Stress And Bruxism

Right now, there are a lot of reasons for people to experience higher than normal levels of stress. However, along with greater anxiety comes a higher risk of developing issues like bruxism, in which we grind our teeth on a regular basis. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist looks at the link between… Read more »

Be Sure To Choose Healthier Food Options!

When you go to the store, you’re likely picking up food to last for a good while, ensuring you can stay inside and help protect your community from the spread of COVID-19. However, you should keep your oral health in mind when you pick up foods and beverages. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA,… Read more »

Protecting Your Smile From Home

Are you staying home and avoiding crowds to help slow the spread of COVID-19? We’re doing to same, limiting our treatments to emergency situations. But even though you’re stuck at home, that’s no excuse to neglect your oral health! Your Des Moines, IA, dentist offers a few tips for safeguarding teeth and gums against cavities… Read more »