Is It Time For A New Toothbrush?

ToothbrushDid 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 also harm your overall oral health. Because brushing — and flossing — is a significant component of your preventative routine, it is crucial that you use the proper tools to keep your smile happy and healthy. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist talks about the signs that indicate you need to replace your toothbrush.  (more…)

Treating Your TMJ Disorder With An Oral Appliance

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In our last blog we talked about the dangers that teeth grinding poses. But linked to this disorder is an issue known as TMD, or TMJ disorder. Millions suffer from this disorder, which impacts how you open and close your mouth, and which could lead to serious discomfort on a daily basis. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist talks about treating TMJ disorder with an oral appliance.

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