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 »
Category: Preventive Dentistry
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 »
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?
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
If you often experience headaches or pain in your jaw, then you may be suffering from the common symptoms of TMJ disorder. Without treatment, TMD may even cause problems opening and closing your mouth. Fortunately, we help patients in Des Moines, IA, with oral appliance therapy. How do custom-made appliances stop TMD and when should… Read more »
For a number of reasons, many of us will be likely to develop gum inflammation, also known as gingivitis. What can be done to protect smiles in Des Moines, IA, from gingivitis and other periodontal issues? We may suggest deep cleanings, also known as periodontal cleanings, to address these issues and help maintain optimal oral… Read more »