Category: Preventive Dentistry

Is It Time For A New Toothbrush?

Toothbrush

Did you know that your toothbrush has a finite lifespan? It’s true; even the top-of-the-line electric brushes need to have their heads replaced regularly. After all, you do give it quite the workout and over time the bristles fray and fall out. Not only is using an old toothbrush a bit unappealing, but it can… Read more »

Learn How To Address Dental Emergencies

When a tooth is severely damaged, or even suffers a minor chip or crack, this could lead to cavities or even infections down the road. Which means you need dental emergency care. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist talks about how to respond to them to limit discomfort, and how we repair teeth.

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.