Tag: dental checkup

“Should I Be Concerned About Sleep Apnea?”

Did you know that Dr. Stephen J. Burds offers sleep apnea treatment at Gateway Dental Group? You have probably heard about sleep apnea in the news but may not know much about this sleep disorder. In recent years, more medical research has been devoted to understanding sleep apnea. Although research is still being conducted, there… Read more »

How Well Are Your Teeth Protected From Gum Disease?

We have all heard about gum disease since we were kids. Parents, teachers, and dentists all told us, “You better brush your teeth or you may get gum disease.”  Periodontitis—gum disease—affects millions of Americans every year. In fact, many people who develop gum disease and are unaware of the problem in its early stages. There… Read more »

What’s the Best Way to Brush?

How Should I Brush? The American Dental Hygienists’ Association has a helpful illustrated guide to brushing available on their web page. You should brush two or three times a day for 2-3 minutes each time. Remember to focus on every surface of your teeth—chewing surfaces, front, and back sides where your tongue touches. If you… Read more »

Welcome to the Gateway Dental Group Blog!

Welcome to the Gateway Dental Group! I’m Dr. Stephen Burds, and my team and I look forward to serving your dental needs. We have been providing general, cosmetic, and restorative services for families in the Des Moines area for over 50 years. We believe in getting to know you as a person, not just a… Read more »