Category: Preventive Dentistry

Safeguard Your Smile This Halloween

Halloween is such a fun time of year! Who doesn’t love spooky movies and fun costumes? But even if you’re staying in this year, Halloween still means we’re likely to consume more sugary sweets than usual. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist will look at what you can do to avoid the onset… Read more »

How Do I Mitigate The Discomfort Of A Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is a serious issue that impacts the teeth or gums, such as a crack or chip, and requires attention to prevent the onset of major oral health complications. However, in between your injury and seeing us for care, you could be experiencing serious discomfort. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist… Read more »

Schedule Your Next Checkup

We’re finally starting to welcome patients back to our office! We’re instituting a number of new routines to protect health and safety, such as taking your temperature, cleaning and disinfecting surfaces in between visits, social distancing in the waiting room and more. Which means if you’re overdue for a checkup with your Des Moines, IA,… Read more »

Do You Have A Cavity?

If you have an ache in one of your teeth, or notice they feel sensitive to hot or cold foods and drinks, this could mean you have a cavity. Once the discomfort is apparent, the decay is in the advanced stages and the risk of infection is elevated, so you may need to see our… Read more »

Don’t Ignore A Potential Dental Emergency

When you experience a dental emergency, you need treatment to avoid major complications, such as a decayed or an infected tooth. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist discusses our emergency treatment options to repair teeth and help return smiles to full function and beauty. But what constitutes a dental emergency?

Does My Headache Mean I Need Treatment For TMJ/Bruxism?

Frequent headaches or migraines could be caused by a number of factors, but for some, they could be related to the smile. When our jaw joints undergo strain, the onset of TMJ disorder and /or bruxism is possible, and these disorders could lead to headaches and other serious complications. In today’s blog, your Des Moines,… Read more »

What Kind Of Cleaning Does My Smile Need?

A routine dental cleaning is crucial for maintaining healthy smiles, as this is the only way to truly remove all plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth. But did you know there are two very different kinds of cleaning? One is part of your routine care, and the other is essential for reversing… Read more »

Why Do Smiles Need A Six-Month Exam?

Did you know that the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends a visit every six months for kids, teens, and adults? We agree! A regular visit for a thorough dental exam is vital for maintaining better oral health and keeping your teeth bright and healthy. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist is talking about… Read more »

How Does An Oral Appliance Stop Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) means serious trouble for your health and quality of life, as this disorder prevents you from obtaining good rest each night. In order to stop the issue and restore your quality of life, your Des Moines, IA, dentist may recommend a custom-made sleep appliance. How does an oral appliance help you… Read more »

Protect Your Smile With A Periodontal Cleaning

If you develop gum inflammation (gingivitis) or the early stages of gum disease, treatment is crucial for avoiding the advanced stages of periodontal disease, which are linked to discomfort and adult tooth loss. To protect smiles in Des Moines, IA, your dentist may recommend a periodontal cleaning, also known as a scaling and root planing.