Category: Just for Fun

Valentine’s Day Gifts That Won’t Hurt Your Smile

Ah, yes! The sweet, romance that comes on February 14th: It’s about time for Valentine’s Day! Did you recently find yourself in the candy aisle, wondering what to purchase as gifts because just about everything under your nose was in no way beneficial for one’s oral health? Since giving the gift of an unhealthy smile… Read more »

Dental Care Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Christmas is less than two weeks away and there are sure to be a few people on your list who you haven’t found the right gift for yet. Rather than waste money on plastic knick-knacks or sugary candies, why not take a trip down the dental care aisle at your local grocery superstore? You’re sure… Read more »

Taking Cosmetic Dentistry to the Extreme

Opting for temporarily bejeweling your teeth might seem like a harmless form of self-expression. The problem is, while there are some dentists who offer jewel adhesion to teeth with FDA-approved glue, do-it-yourself kits exist that can lead to a host of tooth damage. No matter how a jewel is applied, the American Dental Association (ADA)… Read more »

July 2014: Relax and Explore the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Looking for a relaxing and inexpensive day out? Get the family back in touch with nature at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Recommended by your Ankeny IA, family dentist Dr. Ericka Peddicord as an inexpensive and enjoyable way to take in natural beauty, become one with the world, and nourish your Zen.

Cool New Technology for Better Root Canal Therapy

Root canals enjoy the dubious distinction of having a terrible reputation (as far as dental procedures go). However, most people have an outdated understanding of root canal therapy. Thanks to recent advances in dental technology, a root canal takes less time, provides a more accurate treatment, and involves less patient discomfort than before. Today, we’re… Read more »

Ankeny, IA General Dentist: Healthiest Foods for Your Teeth

Did you know that your diet affects your teeth? In fact, maintaining an unhealthy diet tends to wreak havoc upon your smile and oftentimes your waistline, too. However, by making healthy dietary choices on a regular basis, you can ensure your smile won’t endure major dental issues. To explain which foods promote sound dental health,… Read more »

Ankeny, IA Dentist Discusses the Varying Types of Mouthwash

Did you know that mouthwash has multiple varieties? Most people don’t know that even in their local drugstore, each mouthwash serves a different purpose. To explain the differing types of mouthwashes and their functions, your Ankeny, IA cosmetic dentist, Dr. Erika Peddicord provides this information. Mouthwash Comes in Number of Varieties Fluoride. Act Restoring Enamel… Read more »

Ankeny, IA Dentist Talks about Valplast Flexible Partial Dentures

Have you considered partial dentures as your tooth replacement option? Then you should talk to your dentist about Valplast partials rather than going down the traditional route. To teach you more about these partials, Dr. Erika Peddicord, your Ankeny, IA dentist, provides her patients with following informative blog. The Positives and Negatives of Valplast Partials… Read more »

Ankeny, IA Dentist Teaches Patients Simple Denture Cleaning Remedies

Do you wear dentures? If you do, then you’re already aware of the nightly cleaning procedure. Throughout the day, dentures—much like natural teeth—accumulate quite a bit of bacteria from eating. The lingering food particles nestle in the grooves of the dentures, which can stain the dentures and even cause bad breath. While most patients use… Read more »

Toothbrush Quiz from Your Ankeny Dentist

What kind of toothbrush do you use? Do you prefer soft, medium, or hard bristles? An angled brush? Manual or electric? Pink, red, or blue? Spongebob or Angry Birds? Yes, there are many, many choices of types, colors, shapes, and sizes of toothbrushes in our modern society. As Thanksgiving approaches, have you ever wondered what… Read more »