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; the health of your whole body depends on the health of your mouth. Your Ankeny, IA, family dentist, Dr. Erika Peddicord, is an advocate for improved oral health for you and your family.
Did you know that untreated oral disorders can lead to systemic ailments, such as heart disease, respiratory illnesses, diabetes, and even stroke? At Peddicord Family Dental, we believe knowledge is power. That’s why we focus on educating our patients so they can be empowered to take an active role in their dental health, ensuring a lifetime of healthy smiles. Take a moment to view the educational videos available in both English and Spanish on our website. They cover a wide array of topics, from preventive care to endodontics.
The foundation of good oral health is preventive care. A good regimen consists of proper at-home maintenance, which includes brushing twice a day and flossing once a day, as well as regular visits with a dental professional. Only a dental professional can detect dental diseases such as periodontitis, tooth decay, oral cancer, and bruxism (teeth grinding). Regular checkups are vital for detecting issues early, ensuring that the balance of your mouth’s health can be restored as soon as possible.
We specialize in the following preventive care services:
- Checkups and Cleanings
- Periodontal Disease
- Children’s Dentistry
- Bruxism Treatments
About Peddicord Family Dentistry: Dr. Erika Peddicord of Peddicord Family Dentistry received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. Her enthusiasm for building lasting relationships with her patients and her dedication to oral health set her apart as an outstanding family dentist. Whether bringing your little one in for a first checkup or your parents for a new set of dentures, Dr. Peddicord and our staff can provide all the services you need to maintain the health, beauty, and function of your smile. Patients can schedule an appointment with Dr. Peddicord by calling (515) 963-3339.