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10/12/2012
By: tracycanada
Young General Dental
This place is professional, quick, and thorough! They definitely know their stuff! I signed up as a new patient, got into my appointment, had a root canal done, and got back outta there in a little over an hour! And the doctor was so excellent at what he does that I fell asleep TWICE while he was working on my teeth!
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10/24/2015
By: Diane H.
Iowa Dental Clinic PC
She filled my cavities quickly and there was no pain after the numbness wore off. Her manner is efficient and kind, she is clear about what will be done and takes the time to explain what the procedures will be for everyone in our little family. We found our new dentist!!
09/07/2015
By: Anthony N.
Southside Dental Clinic
Dr. Barto has been my dentist for 5 years. The waiting room is warm, I am always greeted with a smile from the assistant who is working. Dr. Barto is very professional and gives the best care. I have referred many friends and family to Southside Dental.
08/14/2016
By: roadgecko352
Young General Dental
This was one of my best experiences going to the dentist. They were welcoming, friendly and very gentle on my mouth. Too bad they can't figure out how to bill my insurance. They would get 5 stars if they had correctly made a claim instead of billing me.
02/18/2015
By: S T.
Southside Dental Clinic
I was really happy with my experience at Southside Dental. Dr. Barto was really nice and the staff were so friendly. I have multiple family members that see either Dr. Barto or Dr. Melhus. Everyone seems to love them.
01/11/2017
By: Mary M.
Southside Dental Clinic
Everyone is so nice, here! The new office looks great too! I have been a patient here for years. I take my kids here too, and they really like the doctors. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Thank you!
01/21/2015
By: Chuck W.
Baker Family Dentistry
How blessed we were when someone told us about Dr. Baker and his family dentist practice. Dr. Baker is a great dentist, and his staff is exceptional. We love this great dental practice!
09/16/2016
By: M L.
Southside Dental Clinic
Everyone there is really nice. I have had nothing but good experiences there. I have been a patient there for several years now, and they have always been consistent with their care.
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11/22/2016
By: Kylie S.
Young General Dental
As part of the staff at Young General Dental/Grimes Family Dentistry, I feel like Dr. Trung and Dr. Orhan are great! Give us a try and you'll see what I'm talking about! :-)
01/27/2015
By: Jennifer O.
Baker Family Dentistry
Dr. Baker and his staff are do an exceptional job for our family of 6! Highly recommend to those looking for excellent dental care in Des Moines!
Tips & Advices
  • If a tooth decays and the nerves or pulp (soft internal tissue which helps teeth develop) become inflamed or infected
  • If a tooth is cracked or broken and nerves are exposed
This generally depends on any specific issues you wish to address with your teeth. There are toothpastes designed to whiten teeth, fight cavities, decrease sensitivity, prevent bad breath, resist gingivitis, and those specific to children (with lower fluoride content). There are also toothpastes that offer “complete” protection by combining aspects of many of the above toothpastes.
It’s recommended to get a professional cleaning at least two times per year.
  • Desensitizing toothpaste numbs the nerves in the teeth that can cause discomfort.
  • Mouth guard can protect against grinding teeth during sleep.
  • Fluoride treatment can be applied by dentists to sensitive areas to numb teeth and strengthen enamel.
  • Root canal can treat problems in a tooth’s core.
  • Surgical gum graft where a piece of gum tissue is removed from a section of the mouth to cover an exposed root.
Not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed, but there are certain signs that can help you and your doctor determine if yours should be:
  • Wisdom teeth are pushing other teeth around, causing pain and misalignment
  • Cysts form around newly emerged wisdom teeth, causing jaw damage
  • Gums get inflamed and swollen, causing cavities and pain
  • Doctor determine from x-rays that wisdom teeth will cause problems in the near future

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