Category: General Dentistry

Treating Your TMJ Disorder With An Oral Appliance

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In our last blog we talked about the dangers that teeth grinding poses. But linked to this disorder is an issue known as TMD, or TMJ disorder. Millions suffer from this disorder, which impacts how you open and close your mouth, and which could lead to serious discomfort on a daily basis. In today’s blog,… Read more »

Prepare Your Smile For 2022

2022 is only a few weeks away! Which means if you have dental insurance coverage, or a health savings account, then you only have a short time to use your benefits before they expire. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist discusses the importance of a checkup now to find out if you need… Read more »

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 »