Month: December 2012

Moms Influence Their Teens’ Oral Health in Ankeny

One way to gauge the condition of a teenager’s oral health is to look at the education and emotional health of the mother, according to a Case Western Reserve University study. If the mom knows and cares little about oral health, she may negatively influence her children’s oral health. In this blog, your Ankeny family… Read more »

It’s Officially Flu Season: Are You Prepared?

This year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention have declared an early start to the flu season, and warn that it may affect more people than in previous years. Medications can help ease influenza-like symptoms, but protecting yourself from the flu is the only way to spare you and those around you from… Read more »

Ankeny Dentist Observes National Handwashing Awareness Week

National Handwashing Awareness Week takes place from December 2-8, reminding us to keep our hands clean. Since we use our hands for so much each day, it’s difficult to have germ-free fingers and palms. But, aside from washing them, there are other ways to avoid the germs that build on our hands. Dr. Erika Peddicord,… Read more »