Category: Blog

Additional hours

Exciting news! New summer hours!

We are pleased to announce that beginning this summer your West Des Moines dentist will be adding additional hours to better serve you! Beginning July 2014, we will be seeing patients on Thursdays from 7:30 am-1:30 pm. These hours are in addition to Monday/Wednesday 8 am-5 pm and Friday 7:30 am-4:30 pm.

Pardon our Construction

IMG_0748

Pardon our construction

We have exciting news! Your West Des Moines dentist is installing an additional treatment room this week! This room will primarily be used by our hygienist for your dental cleanings and check ups. We are very excited for the arrival of the new equipment and to be able to serve our fantastic patients more efficiently.

Is Your Toothbrush All That It Can Be?

young woman holding a toothbrushPerhaps the most well-known fact about dental care is that you should brush and floss your teeth often to keep them clean and healthy. Like all tools, though, proper care and maintenance (as well as proper use) of your toothbrush is vital to how effective it is at performing its job. To successfully maintain your good dental hygiene, you should replace your toothbrush at least once every three months, or as soon as the bristles look frayed. In the meantime, you can keep it effective by learning how to properly use, store, and clean your toothbrush every day.

Read more ...

Your Family Dentist’s Tips for Teething Time

cute teething babyYour infant will usually let you know when his or her first teeth begin to emerge. The process can be extremely uncomfortable for some babies, yet others may not express any discomfort at all. Most, however, are somewhere in the middle, with bouts of irritability that can be as difficult for the parent as it is for the child. With experience in helping young children cope with their dental issues, family dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson, offers a few tips to help ease your infant’s teething time, for your benefit as well as your child’s.

Read more ...

Why Chocolate’s Not the Culprit We Thought it Was

excited woman eating chocolateDo you worry about gaining weight, developing acne, or rotting your teeth every time you bite into a delicious bar of chocolate? Myths abound about the long-loved treat, most of which paint the picture that chocolate is too good to be anything but bad for your oral and overall health. The truth, however, is that plenty of research has shown chocolate might prove more beneficial to your teeth, and your health, than at first believed—good news to those who have trouble putting chocolate down.

Read more ...


Contact

MapValley Ridge Family Dental
6150 Village View Drive, #109,
West Des Moines, IA, 50266
Phone: 515.223.9764
After-hours emergency: 515.423.0445
Fax: 515.327.6230

Office Hours

Monday: 8 am-5 pm
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 8 am-5 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am- 1:30 pm
Friday: 7:30 am-4:30 pm