Month: October 2012

All About Eruption Cysts from You Ankeny Dentist

An eruption cyst occurs when a baby’s teeth are beginning to emerge through the gums. The teeth form inside a fluid-filled enclosure within the jawbone, and if there is accumulated leakage, a hematoma will appear. This can be quite frightening to a parent if they aren’t aware of what they are looking at. Your Ankeny… Read more »

Ankeny Dentist Says that Toothache May Actually Be Sinusitis

Have you ever experienced a toothache that seems to have no origin? You visit your dentist twice a year without fail, brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily. Your teeth are in good condition – no major dental work, no cavities since you were a kid. And then, all of the sudden your tooth… Read more »

A Link Between Gum Disease and Breast Cancer in Ankeny

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Erika Peddicord, your Ankeny dentist, wants to show her support for the campaign by highlighting the relationship between oral health and breast cancer. Breast Cancer and Gum Disease The World Health Organization (WHO) studied the link between periodontal disease and breast cancer from 1985 to 2001. Of the… Read more »

Dental Implants from Your Ankeny Dentist

For many who have suffered tooth loss, whether as a result of gum disease or dental trauma, dentures loom as the inevitable, and seemingly only, solution. But at Peddicord family dentistry we offer the alternative of dental implants for those who have suffered tooth loss. Using the latest technology in bone integration, dental implants from… Read more »

All In One Dentistry in Ankeny IA

When most people think of going to the dentist, they envision a teeth cleaning and their dental checkup. If the patient has maintained good dental hygiene—brushing, flossing, and eating healthy foods—then there is a chance that a basic cleaning and checkup are all that the patient will require. However, things don’t always work out as… Read more »