Month: December 2013

Cosmetic Dentist: When Teeth Whitening Won’t Work

Although effective in most situations, teeth whitening treatments may fail to remove certain stains from teeth. For this reason, your Ankeny IA cosmetic dentist, Dr. Erika Peddicord, encourages her patients to attend a consultation before choosing a treatment. During a consultation, Dr. Peddicord can examine your teeth to make sure they are healthy enough to… Read more »

Ankeny IA Family Dentist is an Oral Health Advocate

Dr. Benjamin Rush, George Washington’s physician, recognized the connection between oral health and the health of the rest of the body when he stated: “Our success in the treatment of all chronic diseases would be very much promoted, by directing our inquiries into the state of the teeth in sick people.” Emerging research confirms this;… Read more »

The Importance of Fluoride for Your Child’s Dental Health

Fluoride is an important mineral for dental health, especially for children, and it is found in the water supplies of nearly every major city in the US. However, many people do not understand the importance of this mineral. In this post, Ankeny, IA children’s dentist Dr. Erika Peddicord outlines the importance of fluoride for dental… Read more »