Category: Preventive Dentistry

Make New Year’s Resolutions For Your Smile

What New Year’s resolutions have you made for 2023? We hope you haven’t forgotten about your smile! With a few simple changes to your daily routine, you can lower your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist talks about making resolutions for your oral health.

There’s Time To Treat TMJ Disorder

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The end of the year is around the corner, which is why you should see us soon! There is still time to treat common oral health issues such as TMJ disorder, also known as TMD. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist talks about how we diagnose and treat issues like TMJ disorder to… Read more »

Treating Bruxism With An Oral Appliance

When you have aches in your teeth or chronic headaches, this could be linked to the onset of bruxism. This is a term for chronic teeth grinding and clenching. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist talks about how to recognize bruxism, and how we treat it with a custom oral appliance.

Staying Free Of Cavities After Thanksgiving

In just a few days, many of our patients will be celebrating Thanksgiving with their families. We hope everyone enjoys their fest and their favorite dishes. But we also want people to avoid the risk of cavities during the holiday season. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist talks about avoiding holiday-related cavities.

Dental Cleanings Remove Harmful Plaque

When plaque and tartar coat our teeth, this leaves smiles vulnerable to issues like tooth decay and gum disease. But to avoid these major complications, we could offer a professional cleaning every six months! In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist talks about the benefits of having your teeth cleaned twice a year.

Use Your Benefits Before They’re Gone

Do you have dental insurance or possibly a health savings account? If so, then you have benefits that will expire at the end of year unless used! Which is why now is a great time to schedule a visit to your Des Moines, IA, dentist for treatment, so you can end 2022 with a brighter,… Read more »

Protecting Smiles From Halloween-Related Cavities

Halloween is such a fun time of year for people of all ages, and we want you to enjoy your Halloween treats without leaving smiles at risk for tooth decay. Which is why in today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist is offering a few simple tips for protecting smiles from cavities!

The Best Way To Brush And Floss

When you take time to brush and floss your teeth each day, you fight plaque buildup and safeguard your oral health. But unfortunately, many people don’t know how to properly clean your teeth. Which is why your Des Moines, IA, dentist wants to offer some tips on proper brushing and flossing!

Don’t Ignore Discomfort In Your Smile

When you have aches in your teeth, or if you have gums that feel sensitive and bleed easily, then you may have an oral health issue that needs immediate attention. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist discusses why you shouldn’t ignore this pain, and how our team can offer relief with restorations and… Read more »

A Comfortable Sleep Apnea Solution

Sleep apnea is a serious disorder, one that keeps you from resting well and could even impact your immune system and heart health! Fortunately, we can offer treatment without relying on an uncomfortable CPAP machine. Instead, your Des Moines, IA, dentist talks about our sleep apnea appliances.