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Treating Infected Teeth With Root Canal Therapy

Our teeth can develop an infection due to injury or possibly untreated cavities, but unless treated, this infection could soon lead to a missing tooth. In order to return the tooth to full function and health, your Des Moines, IA, dentist may recommend a root canal procedure. Learn more about this safe and comfortable procedure… Read more »

Why People Lose Teeth

When we were children, losing a tooth meant we were one step closer to adulthood. Not to mention, a visit from the tooth fairy. As adults, though, losing a tooth is nowhere near as exciting. There is no bigger, stronger, better tooth underneath to replace it, and we don’t get anything for the loss except… Read more »

Why Your Dentist Really Wants You to Try Invisalign®

If you’re an older teen or adult and have misaligned teeth, then you may have heard of Invisalign® clear aligners, the alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment. Made of clear acrylic, the aligners replace the brackets and wires of orthodontic braces, allowing you to straighten your teeth comfortably and confidently. Since they’re removable, the clear aligners… Read more »

Is Snoring A Sign Of Something Serious?

Snoring can be quite a burdensome and embarrassing problem to have. If you snore, it may keep your partner awake at night. If it’s loud enough, it might keep the whole family awake at night. If you have been told that you frequently snore, you may want to check in with your dentist as snoring… Read more »

The Best Way To Avoid Gum Disease

Gum disease is an infection that is caused from a buildup of bacteria, known as plaque or tartar. While plaque can usually be kept to a minimum when you practice excellent oral hygiene, tartar can be especially tough and requires your dentist to be able to really clean it all off. The best way to… Read more »

No Need for Pulling Teeth, Thanks to Oil?

Homeopathic remedies may seem counter-intuitive to scientists, but if something works, it works. Certain alternative medicine practices have stood the test of time. In general, before you try anything that could damage your dental health, you should always check with your dentist first. Oil pulling, however, is one of those natural do-it-yourself supplements which is… Read more »

Staying Active can Help your Oral Health

There is a direct relationship between oral and overall health known as oral-systemic health. This means that if you practice a healthy lifestyle, you are more likely to maintain good oral health, and vice versa. The means with which to achieve oral-systemic health are pretty obvious: eat a healthy diet and stay active. Ah, exercise. For… Read more »

Multiple Choice Test on Sleep Apnea

You may be wondering what sleep apnea has to do with dentistry. Dr. Stephen J. Burds offers this multiple choice test to help you learn its importance. 1.) Sleep apnea is: A.) A chronic disorder that affects your sleep B.) Talking in your sleep C.) Tossing and turning in your sleep

Des Moines, IA Dentist Provides Porcelain Veneers

There are amazing possibilities in the world of cosmetic dentistry. Porcelain veneers are amongst the most versatile. If you cringe when you see your own smile in the mirror, or in a photograph, you deserve to feel more confident with your grin. Des Moines dentist, Dr. Steve Burds, has changed the lives of many patients… Read more »