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Multiple Choice Test on Sleep Apnea

You may be wondering what sleep apnea has to do with dentistry. Dr. Stephen J. Burds offers this multiple choice test to help you learn its importance. 1.) Sleep apnea is: A.) A chronic disorder that affects your sleep B.) Talking in your sleep C.) Tossing and turning in your sleep

Des Moines Dentist: Try Our Root Canal Quiz

Few things send a chill up the spine like the words “root canal”. Unfortunately, wild rumors have given this safe and comfortable procedure a bad reputation. In fact, endodontic treatment helps protect and preserve your smile. In today’s blog, your Des Moines dentist, Dr. Stephen Burds, uses a fun and informative quiz to discuss the… Read more »

Three Surprising Facts about Dental Veneers with Your Des Moines IA Dentist

Although porcelain veneers have been around since the 1930s when Dr. Charles Pincus first began placing them on actors’ teeth to change the look of a particular character, this cosmetic dental procedure has really only become mainstream in the last 30 years. Many of your favorite actors and musicians wear them and even well-known politicians… Read more »

Beware Grocery Store Teeth Whitening Products Says Des Moines IA Dentist

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental treatment in America. In fact, respondents to a survey conducted by the AACD overwhelmingly said that the one feature they want to change most about their smile is the brightness of their teeth. While many people might be… Read more »

Sleep Apnea Got You Down? Talk to Your Des Moines Dentist

It’s normal to feel a bit sleepy and out of focus in the afternoon, around two o’clock. According to sleep specialist Michael J. Breus, PhD, our bodies experience a drop in core temperature mid-afternoon, a phenomenon that prompts the body to release melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone that controls sleep. However, if you spend your… 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 »