When you have a cavity, treatment is crucial to prevent a minor issue from causing serious discomfort or increasing the risk of infection. Fortunately, we can address cavities with a treatment that not only lasts for years to come, but also looks natural. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist discusses the benefits of tooth-colored dental fillings.
We have a number of treatments to address individual issues with a smile’s appearance, such as discoloration, or possibly minor damage. However, when we combine multiple cosmetic treatments in a single plan, this is a smile makeover. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist looks at what goes into a custom smile makeover.
Metal braces are not the only way for you to enjoy a smile free of unsightly misalignment. In fact, your Des Moines, IA, dentist is happy to help people with minor and more severe cases of misalignment enjoy an even smile with the Invisalign® system. Find out how we create these aligners and improve the health, function, and beauty of your smile!
Many times, patients with multiple esthetic issues with the shape and color of the teeth assume multiple procedures will be necessary to improve the beauty of their teeth. However, as your Des Moines, IA, dentist will explain, using porcelain veneers we can correct a wide array of cosmetic issues in just two visits. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at the benefits of restoring smile beauty with porcelain veneers.
Did you know that we have a unique cosmetic treatment that can repair smiles in only one visit? With cosmetic dental bonding, your Des Moines, IA, dentist is here to repair damage and mask common esthetic concerns in a single sitting. In today’s blog, let’s learn about how we repair teeth with bonding, and what you can do to protect them from stains and injury.
Do you have unsightly yellow and brown stains on your teeth? If so, this could cause embarrassment and impact your comfort during social situations. Fortunately, we can help with cosmetic dentistry. Our professional teeth whitening treatment targets and removes stains, offering patients in Des Moines, IA, a smile brightened by several shades.
We have an array of lifelike restorative options to save damaged or decayed teeth, preserving your smile’s health and stability. However, sometimes preserving overall oral health actually means removing a tooth completely. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist is looking at how we remove a tooth and when we may prescribe this procedure.
A routine dental cleaning performed every six months helps remove plaque and protect your smile. But what if you’ve been experiencing the warning signs of gingivitis and periodontal disease? If you have risk factors for gum disease, then your Des Moines, IA, dentist may recommend a periodontal cleaning to help restore the health of your smile.
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, dentist, you should schedule your next visit soon!
While you’re staying inside, you should still take steps to protect your oral health. Being unable to attend checkups and cleanings means brushing and flossing properly is crucial, not just for keeping cavities away, but also preventing issues like gingivitis and even periodontal disease! In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist has a few tips for safeguarding gum health.