The Importance of Patient Education at Peddicord Family Dentistry

shutterstock_136752239At Peddicord Family Dentistry in Ankeny, Iowa, our approach to dental care is two-fold. First and foremost, we provide top-notch dental care to our patients. We offer the most advanced and proven cosmetic, preventive, and restorative services to help our patients achieve and maintain the highest levels of health and beauty possible.

Secondly, we make it a priority to educate our clients so that they fully understand the importance of healthy teeth and gums. We want each and every one of our valued patients to be comfortable in our dental chair, and that starts with a basic understanding of the care we provide.

Understanding the ins and outs of dental care in Ankeny, Iowa

Our dedication to patient education starts at your first appointment at our Ankeny, Iowa, dentist office. At your appointment, you’ll meet our staff, take a tour of our state-of-the-art facility, and have the opportunity to ask Dr. Erika Peddicord and the rest of our team any questions you have about your dental health, our treatment philosophy, and our office. Then, we’ll dive right into assessing your oral health and addressing your unique needs. Once you’re a Peddicord Family Dentistry patient, we keep an open-door policy, which means that you can and should give us a call any time you have a question about your smile (or even your dental insurance benefits). We’re here to help you any way we can.

Another way we help our patients learn more about what’s going on inside of their mouths is with our online patient education center. Here, you’ll find a library of information about topics ranging from how to prevent dental problems, to the ins and outs of a variety of cosmetic and restorative dental procedures, to pre- and post-op instructions. We encourage all of our patients to become familiar with this information — especially if it pertains to their dental health needs — and give us a call or ask us about it at their next appointment if they have any questions.

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.