Month: June 2014

Toothbrushes: Electric vs Manual

There are several indications that the use of electric toothbrushes is on the rise. One toothbrush manufacturer claims they’ve doubled sales of electric toothbrushes since 1998. Retail shelf space for electric toothbrushes has increased. Many young children prefer electric toothbrushes because they think they are fun to use, and that they “tickle.” But are there… Read more »

Dental Facts For Sixty And Above

As a child, you may have feared losing your teeth when you aged, and having to wear dentures like your grandparents. That’s because people believed that tooth loss was part of aging. This is a common misconception. Tooth loss is actually the result of periodontal disease. Our teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and… Read more »


The majority of people are familiar with tooth decay, cavities, and fillings. Cavities affect over 90 percent of the population, and 78 percent of Americans have had at least one cavity by the age of 17. Up until recently most cavities were filled with silver amalgam, but today there are other choices. If you, your… Read more »

Could Wine Be Fine For Your Teeth?

Research has shown that wine is good for your oral health. Research has shown that wine can be bad for your teeth. Research has shown… Do you often wonder which is true? Or can wine be both good and bad for your teeth? Read on as your Ankeny, IA, family dentist, Dr. Ericka Peddicord clarifies… Read more »