Category: General Dentistry

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 »

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.