Month: January 2013

Ankeny Dentist Warns: Beware These Destructive Habits

For the most part, good dental health is simple. Hopefully you should know to brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day, refrain from eating too much sugar, and visit your dentist at least once every six months for a comprehensive dental checkup and cleaning. However, certain habits and choices can undo the… Read more »

Stop Bleeding Gums with Your Ankeny Dentist

For most people, maintaining good oral health means taking care of teeth. Servicing your gums is just as important as keeping your teeth clean. When your gums bleed, it could be a sign of gum disease, though bleeding gums may not always signal unhealthy oral habits. Pregnant women may experience swollen, bleeding gums, as can… Read more »

Good and Bad News for Coffee Drinkers from Ankeny Dentist

Some people treat coffee drinking almost as if it were a sport. In the office or at home, cups upon cups of coffee douse your teeth in darkness, risking tooth stains. But recent studies suggest drinking up for oral health. Research suggests that Americans who consume more than four cups of regular coffee every day cut their risk of… Read more »

Ankeny Dentist Answers: Do you need a crown or a filling?

When faced with dental treatment, options may be confusing. A common misunderstanding is whether you need a crown or a filling. Don’t they both just restore a tooth to its original shape? Is one really better than the other? To help you understand the difference, your Ankeny family dentist, Dr. Erika Peddicord, teaches you the… Read more »