More Bad News Regarding Lack of Sleep!

As if we didn’t already have enough bad news about the effects of lack of quality sleep has on our bodies, a new study has now shown that lack of sleep leads to permanent brain damage. Recently, it was published that the reason that sleep is so restorative for our bodies is because while we…



Way too many people suffer in silence with poorly fitting dentures.  Many have had the same dentures for over 20 years.  During that period of time the tissues in their mouths have changed and the denture teeth have worn down. Perhaps a few teeth are chipped or missing.  As a result, the dentures have become…


Sleep Apnea Patients at Higher Risk for Cancer

For years, it has been known that a strong relationship exists between sleep disordered breathing (sleep apnea) and cardiovascular disease, increased stroke risk, diabetes, obesity, and many other diseases.  Now, two research studies have found a link between sleep disordered breathing and cancer. These two studies show that people who suffer from sleep apnea may…


Dentist in Ames, IA Talks Sleep Apnea

dentist in ames, iaIf you’re one of the millions of Americans suffering from sleep apnea, your dentist in Ames, IA can help you achieve a full, restful night’s sleep once again. What are the symptoms of sleep apnea? How is sleep apnea treated? And how can you prevent sleep apnea in the first place? Let’s take a look at these and other important questions to help you enjoy better sleep and a happier life.


Cavities Aren’t Just for Kids Anymore!

Over the past few years we have seen a dramatic increase in cavities- not just in kids but even more so in adults!  Many adults are asking “Why am I getting cavities now when I haven’t had any for years?”

The Culprits!

There are many reasons why we are seeing more cavities in adults. Some of the reasons include:


Welcome to our inaugural blog!

Starting now, we will be writing blogs on a regular basis to help keep you informed not only about what is happening at Expressions Dental, but also what we are seeing in dentistry that has the potential to not only effect your oral health but also your overall health.Pages

Blog Entry: “Dentistry no longer involves just teeth”

There is much going on in dentistry and the future is amazing!

Dentistry is changing at warp speed! What we could only dream about a few years ago is now reality.  The development of CAD/CAM technology is quickly eliminating the need for dental impressions and increased the speed and accuracy of fabrication of crown and bridges.

Dental implants are replacing the need for bridges and reducing the need for dentures.

Advances in radiology have dramatically reduced the amount of radiation to the patient while, at the same time, increased the diagnostic value.

Dental materials have become stronger and more esthetic.

Dentistry no longer just involves teeth!