How Do I Mitigate The Discomfort Of A Dental Emergency?

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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.

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When Is Extraction Good For Your Smile?

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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.

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Managing Your Oral Health From Home

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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.

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Creating A Custom Sleep Appliance For OSA Sufferers

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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!

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We’re Taking Measures To Keep You Safe

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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!

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