Category: Preventive Dentistry

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.

Taking Time For Your Checkup And Cleaning

There is still time to schedule a visit for a checkup and cleaning, and to start your new year with a healthier smile. These visits benefit people of all ages, from kids to adults. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist talks about the importance of taking time for a checkup and cleaning at… Read more »

We Help Sleep Apnea Sufferers Rest Better

When you have a serious issue like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or chronic snoring, then you may have trouble resting easy at night. To bring relief for your exhaustion and moodiness, your Des Moines, IA, dentist offers treatment for OSA. In today’s blog, we’re discussing how to recognize the symptoms, and how we put a… Read more »

Staying Cavity-Free During The Holidays

The holiday season is here, which means many of us will be tempted by our favorite seasonal treats, many of which are high in sugar or starch. This could increase the risk of cavities in the weeks and months to follow. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist talks about staying cavity-free during the… Read more »

Fighting Cavities This Halloween

Halloween is a fun time for kids and adults alike, however, this is also a time that encourages a lot of sugary sweets. This could be a recipe about tooth decay! In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist discusses tips for keeping teeth strong and free of cavities, and how to enjoy your Halloween… Read more »

You Need Consistent Checkups And Cleanings

When we have the opportunity to examine and clean your smile on a periodic basis, this helps prevent issues like tooth decay and gum disease. Which is why your Des Moines, IA, dentist recommends seeing us for a checkup and cleaning every six months. In today’s blog, we’re explaining what to expect from these visits!

Providing Relief For TMJ Disorder And Bruxism

When our jaw joints become strained, or our smile ends up imbalanced, this could lead to painful symptoms related to common disorders. TMJ disorder, also known as TMD, and bruxism (chronic teeth grinding) impact many of us, and unless treated, could mean serious trouble for our smiles. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist… Read more »

Preventing Disease with Periodontal Cleanings

Last week we discussed the dangers that can arise from internal infection and how you can prevent losing your tooth with a root canal treatment. While it is the step above extraction, there is yet more that can be done to prevent a tooth from becoming beyond saving. In this week’s blog post, your Des… Read more »