Month: May 2014

Eating For Two…Or Is It Eating For…Tooth?

If you’ve ever been pregnant or are pregnant now, you will recall the many times someone made the remark, “That’s okay…you’re eating for two.” Considering the findings by the recent Canadian study, that cute little comment may develop into “You’re eating for…tooth” not your tooth, but your child’s teeth. Everything a pregnant mom puts into… Read more »

What Is Tooth Contouring?

With all the popular books, TV shows, and movies, vampires are in…but you may not want to look like one. If your bicuspids are super pointy, verging on “vampire teeth,” they can be corrected with an easy and minimally invasive procedure. Odd shaped, unevenly shaped, chipped teeth, and overlapping teeth can all be remedied too…. Read more »

Does Your Baby Need A Dentist? Take This Quiz To Find Out

Good dental habits start young. But how young? Do you think your baby needs dental care? Take the quiz below and find out. True Or False: Children need dental care as early as 12 months of age. Primary (baby) teeth cannot decay. You don’t have to worry about your child’s teeth until the first one… Read more »

Smoking And Dental Health

In 2012, over 42 million adults smoked in the US alone. The US spends nearly $133 billion in medical costs for adult smokers.  Smoking causes a host of ailments including bronchitis, chronic airway obstruction, diabetes, emphysema, stroke, heart disease, and cancer. Smoking affects oral health, too. People who smoke or “chew” smokeless tobacco, commonly known… Read more »

Myths and Facts About Fluoride and Our Teeth

Fluoride is a mineral that is found naturally in food, soil, and water. Direct contact between fluoride and teeth remineralizes weak enamel. However, many people debate the advantages and disadvantages of fluoride, particularly fluoride treatments for children. Dr. Erika Peddicord wants to dispel a few common myths about fluoride. At Peddicord Family Dentistry, patients of… Read more »