Category: General Dentistry

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 »

What To Do When You Face A Dental Emergency

A quick response to a dental emergency situation can help alleviate discomfort and prevent complications. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist looks at how to respond to common issues, from chipped teeth to loose crowns, and when you should see our team. Remember, fast action is crucial for avoiding discomfort and complications down… Read more »

When Does Your Smile Benefit From Extraction?

While our restorative dental treatments are meant to help repair and preserve your teeth, sometimes enjoying a healthy smile means we actually need to remove one or more of your teeth. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist looks at how we safely and comfortably extract a tooth, and when your smile benefits from… Read more »

Be Sure You Use Your 2019 Benefits!

The end of the year will arrive before you know it, so now is the perfect time to schedule a visit with your Des Moines, IA, dentist. Seeing us now means you can use your 2019 dental insurance benefits before they expire, obtaining care and entering 2020 with a brighter and healthier smile. To learn… Read more »

Protect Your Smile From Halloween Cavities

Halloween is just a few short days away! Which means before you know it, your kids will be donning costumes and going around trick or treating. While this holiday is fun, when kids and adults consume too much candy this could mean the onset of a painful cavity. Fortunately, your Des Moines, IA, dentist has… Read more »

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 »