Month: November 2012

Ankeny Dentist: Cleaning Power of Baking Soda

During the holiday season, many people long to clean and brighten their teeth efficiently. With the help of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), you could achieve a brighter, cleaner smile for the holidays. For years, people realized the cleaning power of baking soda. Your Ankeny dentist, Dr. Erika Peddicord, discusses the amazing power of baking soda…. Read more »

Toothbrush Quiz from Your Ankeny Dentist

What kind of toothbrush do you use? Do you prefer soft, medium, or hard bristles? An angled brush? Manual or electric? Pink, red, or blue? Spongebob or Angry Birds? Yes, there are many, many choices of types, colors, shapes, and sizes of toothbrushes in our modern society. As Thanksgiving approaches, have you ever wondered what… Read more »

Ankeny Dentist Explains Five Toothache Causes

Toothaches can really affect your life. Toothache pain can be bad enough to cause you to miss days from school or work. An ache that starts in the teeth often feels like it radiates through your entire face. Talking, chewing, brushing your teeth – regular every day activities – seem nearly impossible. Many people pinpoint… Read more »