Category: Preventive Dentistry

Bruxism Could Damage Your Teeth

When you grind your teeth or clench them at night, this could cause serious damage to your smile. In turn, this damage will lead to complications for your overall oral health. To avoid these complications, you need to seek treatment. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist will discuss how we approach treating issues… Read more »

A Dental Cleaning Safeguards Smiles

In our last blog, we looked at checkups and briefly mentioned the cleaning process. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist talks about how we protect smiles with a cleaning, and how removing plaque and tartar can prevent major problems from the smile, and could even fight periodontal disease!

Time For Your Next Dental Checkup

When you have a dental exam, this is a chance for our team to take a close look at your smile. A checkup helps you maintain good oral health and avoid major issues like tooth decay and gum disease. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist talks about what to expect from an exam,… Read more »

How Brushing And Flossing Protects Your Smile

When you take time to brush and floss each day, you help protect your smile from serious complications, and can even help your teeth stay brighter. Which is why we want to make sure everyone knows how to brush and floss properly. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist talks about brushing and flossing.

Don’t Ignore Changes To Your Smile

When you notice changes to your smile, this could be a cause for concern. Toothaches, bleeding gums, or loose/missing teeth could mean serious issues that further harm the stability of your smile. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist talks about treating painful symptoms and restoring oral health.

We’re Here To Treat Your Sleep Apnea

Do you often feel tired, even if you sleep well the night before? If so, there’s a chance you could be suffering the impacts of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). To avoid major complications with your immune and cardiovascular system, you should talk to your Des Moines, IA, dentist about how we treat OSA with an… Read more »

Don’t Delay Dental Emergency Treatment

When you have chipped or cracked a tooth, or have a restoration that is loose or missing, then you need an emergency visit! Delaying treatment could mean major complications, from uncomfortable decay and infection, to a missing tooth. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist talks about treating dental emergencies.

A Comfortable Treatment For TMJ Disorder

When you have strain on your jaw joints, or an imbalanced bite, this could lead to the onset of TMJ disorder, also known as TMD. You could begin to experience headaches and jaw pain without treatment. Fortunately, your Des Moines, IA, dentist can offer a comfortable treatment option for issues like TMD.

Don’t Let Teeth Grinding Hurt Your Smile

When you grind your teeth on a regular basis, this could lead to damaged smiles and major oral health complications. Which is why you should always seek treatment to stop bruxism and prevent damage! In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist discusses possible treatments for teeth grinding and clenching. 

Does Bleeding Gums Mean You Need A Periodontal Cleaning?

Periodontal disease could lead to uncomfortable symptoms and even the onset of adult tooth loss. But to help manage the disease, we could offer a periodontal cleaning, known as a scaling and root planing. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist talks about the wanting signs of the disease and the periodontal cleaning process.