Category: General Dentistry

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.

What Makes A Dental Cleaning So Important?

How many times has the dentist reminded you to have your teeth cleaned? There are a number of very good reasons we urge patients of all ages to have their teeth cleaned regularly. In today’s blog, we’re looking at what makes a dental cleaning so important and what patients in Des Moines, IA should expect… Read more »

Do You Need a Periodontal Cleaning?

If you have high risk factors for gum disease, then we may suggest a preventive measure to safeguard your smile. A periodontal cleaning can help reduce the risk of gum disease, or allow our team to successfully manage the disease. What should you expect from this procedure?

How Do You Treat Bruxism?

If you have bruxism, that means you grind your teeth or clench them regularly. Over time, this can lead to serious problems with your smile’s health and appearance. Fortunately, we can treat bruxism and return your smile to optimal health and function.

Does Snoring Mean I Have Sleep Apnea?

Few things can irritant our significant others quite like snoring. In addition to bothering others, when we snore we can sometimes put our own health at risk. In some cases, our snoring could be linked to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). How are they connected and when should you see a dentist for treatment?

Quiz: How Do I Respond To A Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency involves any sudden pain or damage to your teeth, gums or oral tissues. As long as the issue is not life threatening, we can offer treatment, even outside of normal office hours. In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about how to respond to common dental emergency situations.

Quiz: How Different Beverage Choices Can Impact Your Smile

There are obvious steps you can take to protect your smile from the threat of tooth decay. Making sure to floss and brush effectively will certainly help, and so will regular dental exams. However, there are additional measures you can take if you want to avoid a need for restorative dental treatment. Our diets have… Read more »

Why You Should Be Paying Attention to Your Gums

Think your smile is healthy? You might want to take a closer look. Even if your teeth seem clean and cavity-free, your gums could be in trouble? Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease, a chronic condition that affects millions of Americans. Fortunately, you don’t have to be among them. With proper dental cleanings,… Read more »