When you have uneven teeth, this could cause major oral health issues down the road. But to correct the smile, we could offer a cosmetic approach that improves smile beauty and health. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist talks about the benefits of Invisalign®, and looks at who qualifies.
Did you know that with a single treatment, we can help reinvent your smile in only two appointments? In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist talks about how we can use one or more porcelain veneers to reinvent your smile, and what you can expect from the placement process.
When you have esthetic issues, including issues beyond teeth stains, then you may benefit from a conservative and minimally invasive treatment. Dental bonding and contouring can transform the appearance of your smile in one sitting! In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist talks about our cosmetic treatment options.
Did 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…)
When you have stained teeth, you may be tempted to try over-the-counter teeth whitening options. But for a more dramatic and long-lasting brightness, you should undergo professional care. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist talks about the benefits of professional teeth whitening.
When a tooth is severely damaged, or even suffers a minor chip or crack, this could lead to cavities or even infections down the road. Which means you need dental emergency care. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist talks about how to respond to them to limit discomfort, and how we repair teeth.
If you have a severe tooth infection, or wisdom teeth soon to erupt, then we could protect your oral health from major complications with tooth extraction. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist talks about how we use the tooth extraction process to safeguard the smile and avoid issues like impaction or infection.
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.
When you grind your teeth or clench them at night, this could cause serious damage to your smile. In turn, this damage will lead to complications for your overall oral health. To avoid these complications, you need to seek treatment. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist will discuss how we approach treating issues like bruxism.
In our last blog, we looked at checkups and briefly mentioned the cleaning process. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist talks about how we protect smiles with a cleaning, and how removing plaque and tartar can prevent major problems from the smile, and could even fight periodontal disease!