Halloween is such a fun time of year! Who doesn’t love spooky movies and fun costumes? But even if you’re staying in this year, Halloween still means we’re likely to consume more sugary sweets than usual. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist will look at what you can do to avoid the onset of cavities in kids and adults!
A dental emergency is a serious issue that impacts the teeth or gums, such as a crack or chip, and requires attention to prevent the onset of major oral health complications. However, in between your injury and seeing us for care, you could be experiencing serious discomfort. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist will look at how to mitigate discomfort.
We often use treatments to repair damaged teeth and prevent them from becoming lost. However, sometimes there are serious issues that even a filling or crown cannot address. To prevent major complications, many of which could mean further tooth loss, we may extract the tooth completely. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist looks at how we remove teeth and discuss when we recommend this option.
When our bites have poor function and balance, which means they don’t fit together properly, this could lead to serious complications down the road. However, your Des Moines, IA, dentist knows how to help you avoid the pain and complications of issues like TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). In today’s blog, learn how we help restore balance with an oral appliance.
When gum disease forms there is no cure, but routine care is necessary to help avoid tooth loss. What can you do to avoid the onset of gum disease, or prevent the later stages connected to missing teeth? In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist will look at how we remove harmful buildup and protect your smile with a periodontal cleaning.
Before you know it, fall will officially be here! We all enjoy the cooling weather, and the change in seasons is a good time to see us for a checkup and cleaning. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist will talk about how we perform a thorough checkup, and the benefits this offers your smile’s health and beauty.
Routine visits for checkups and cleanings are essential for keeping your smile healthy, but you also need to care for your teeth and gums from home in between these visits. Brushing and flossing helps control plaque buildup and mitigate other factors that could otherwise lead to cavities or gum disease. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist discusses proper oral healthcare from home.
If you have been feeling tired lately, and also suffering from snoring, dry mouth, and a sore throat in the morning, then you may be experiencing the warning signs of a serious sleep disorder. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) not only deprives you of proper rest, but could even harm your immune and cardiovascular system! In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist explains how we treat sleep apnea with a custom appliance!
We know that many families have put off their routine checkup and cleaning visits out of concern. We understand, and want everyone to take every precaution to protect themselves from COVID-19. However, as dentists we also know that lack of routine cleanings and exams means minor issues could grow severe and threaten the health and stability of your smile. Fortunately, your Des Moines, IA, dentist has implemented new health and safety measures!
Did you know that losing one or more of your natural teeth could lead to long-term consequences for the health and beauty of your smile? Often, preventing issues like the onset of an aged appearance means placing one or multiple dental implants. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist explains the benefits of dental implants.