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AAU Junior Olympic Games

hand and gold medalDes Moines will host the AAU Junior Olympic Games from July 22, 2014 through August 2, 2014. The United States Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympic Games is the largest gathering of amateur athletes in the United States. Proud of her city’s opportunity to showcase Des Moines to athletes from all over the country, Dr. Jessica Johnson is also delighted to provide quality dental care to her community.

What is the AAU?

The AAU is a non-profit volunteer sports organization that promotes amateur sports through it’s over 500,000 members and 60,000 volunteers across the nation. The AAU was formed in 1888 and historically has worked with Olympic committees to prepare American athletes for international competition. The Junior Olympics began in 1967 as 523 athletes went to Washington, D. C. to compete in the first competition. This year, it is expected that over 16,000 participants will take compete in the Junior Olympics.

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Des Moines Dentist Answers FAQs About Porcelain Veneers


Between work and home, our hectic schedules often leave little time for the dentist. As a result, common smile imperfections, such as misalignment and teeth stains, hinder the beauty of our teeth. Fortunately, At Valley Ridge Family Dental, we offer instant smile rejuvenation with porcelain veneers. Cosmetic veneers allow your Des Moines dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson, to improve smiles in as little as two visits. In today’s blog, Dr. Johnson answers a few questions about our innovative veneers.

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Des Moines Dentist Discusses Root Canal Therapy


Do you cringe when you hear “root canal?” Unfortunately, many people have heard a lot of misinformation about this crucial dental procedure. As a result, people avoid the dentist when suffering from an infection or a dental abscess. Root canal therapy can return your tooth to full function and appearance. In today’s blog, your Des Moines dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson, explains the importance of root canal therapy.

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Des Moines Dentist Discusses Tooth Extraction in Today’s Quiz


Keeping your smile beautiful and bright requires regular dental care. Over time, our teeth can become damaged by decay, trauma, gum disease, or even the arrival of wisdom teeth. When events like this occur, extracting the tooth may be the best route for protecting and preserving your smile. In today’s blog, your Des Moines dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson, uses a fun and informative quiz to explain when dental extraction may be necessary and what Valley Ridge Family Dental can do to restore your smile.

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Des Moines Dentist Answers Frequently Asked Questions About Bruxism


Do you ever wake up with a sore jaw or experience frequent toothaches? You may be suffering from bruxism. This serious dental disorder occurs when patients grind or clench their teeth. If left untreated, patients may eventually, crack, chip, or even wear down their teeth. In many cases, a person may grind their teeth during sleep, remaining unaware that they experience bouts of bruxism. Thankfully, at Valley Ridge Family Dental, we can diagnose and treat your teeth grinding. In today’s blog, your Des Moines dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson, answers common questions about diagnosing and treating bruxism.

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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