TMJ disorder, also known as TMD, could lead to strained jaw joints and even damaged smiles. To offer relief, you may need to see your Des Moines, IA, dentist. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at the common warning signs and causes of TMD, and also discuss possible treatment with a simple and comfortable oral appliance.
If you grind and clench your teeth on a nightly basis, this could lead to cracked or chipped teeth. To avoid these injuries and find relief, your Des Moines, IA, dentist may suggest treatment with an oral appliance, or changes to your daily routine. In today’s blog, let’s look at what you can do to avoid teeth grinding trouble.
When you develop the warning signs of gingivitis or the early stages of gum disease, you need care to avoid the risk of uncomfortable symptoms and tooth loss. One way to start managing your oral health is with a scaling and root planing. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist talks about managing gum health with a periodontal cleaning.
When we have the opportunity to examine and clean your smile on a periodic basis, this helps prevent issues like tooth decay and gum disease. Which is why your Des Moines, IA, dentist recommends seeing us for a checkup and cleaning every six months. In today’s blog, we’re explaining what to expect from these visits!
Summer is a time for your family to hit the road, relax a little, and enjoy a little downtime. However, these interruptions to our usual routine could create an environment where tooth decay and gum disease thrive. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist explains how to keep smiles of all ages healthy all summer long!
When you feel tried or wake in the night struggling to breathe, you could be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which causes problems for your ability to rest and for your quality of life. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist will talk about how we treat sleep apnea with a comfortable oral appliance.
If you have missing teeth, then you may benefit from a new smile with implant dentistry. These new teeth not only look great, but could last a lifetime! In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist will explain how we support a new smile with dental implants, and the benefits these offer for your facial structure.
When you suffer from the loss of most, or all, of your teeth, then your ability to eat and speak is complicated, as is your ability to engage in social situations. However, with a full set of dentures your Des Moines, IA, dentist knows how to provide a complete smile once again. But how do we ensure they look natural?
When a person’s teeth are not properly aligned, they can feel embarrassed over their appearance. This can be due to their generally uneven look, or it could be due to visible problems with spacing, such as the presence of a gap between teeth, or an awkward overlap that puts certain teeth at awkward angles. If you are someone who deals with this issue, you should know that our Des Moines, IA dentist’s office is prepared to help you. One thing we can do is provide Invisalign clear aligners in order to move teeth that are out of position. Their removable design and clear appearance can make it easy for you to comfortably wear them throughout the day! (more…)
Losing teeth is a major issue for your smile, and could even lead to an aged appearance over time. If you have multiple gaps spread out across your smile, you may need more than a simple dental bridge. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist will look at how a partial denture will help restore and rebuild your smile.