Month: April 2014

Why Do We Get Toothaches?

A toothache can be a persistent and uncomfortable issue. At some point in our lives, we all develop a toothache. However, toothaches are often the first indicators of serious dental health issues. In fact, if you experience a toothache that persists after 48 hours, you should see your Ankeny IA dentist, Dr. Erika Peddicord, right away.

Don’t Replace Oral Hygiene with Oil Pulling

Some homeopathic remedies have no basis in science, so it’s hard for someone who requires proof to put any faith in them. Still, there are tried-and-true supplemental health practices that certainly can’t hurt, and may even help. Take oil pulling for example. This do-it-yourself procedure is credited to ancient Ayurvedics, but it is gaining popularity… Read more »

The Importance of Patient Education at Peddicord Family Dentistry

At Peddicord Family Dentistry in Ankeny, Iowa, our approach to dental care is two-fold. First and foremost, we provide top-notch dental care to our patients. We offer the most advanced and proven cosmetic, preventive, and restorative services to help our patients achieve and maintain the highest levels of health and beauty possible. Secondly, we make… Read more »