Month: July 2014

July 2014: Peddicord Family Dentistry Receives 2014 Best of Ankeny Award

Bid congratulations to your Ankeny IA, family dentist Dr. Ericka Peddicord and Peddicord Family Dentistry, for receiving the 2014 Best of Ankeny Award. Peddicord Family Dental believes in providing warm, compassionate service in a comfortable environment to all members of the family beginning with baby’s first check up. They are passionate about preventative care and patient… Read more »

What Is Xylitol?

Tooth decay is a serious problem in American children. Twenty-five percent of young children from 2 to 5 and 50 percent of children 12 to15 suffer tooth decay. Americans miss 51 million hours of school and 164 million hours of work due to dental issues. Xylitol is an all-natural sugar substitute that can help fight… Read more »


There are people who simply sip and swallow their beverages, and then there are swishers. Swishers have to swish every sip around and through their teeth before swallowing. It doesn’t matter the beverage. It can be soda, coffee, wine, etc. When non-swishers drink a beverage, it moves quickly past their teeth making little contact. When… Read more »