Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body, yet despite its strength, your teeth still sustain serious damage. Whether through traumatic injury (like a crack, fracture, or break) or untreated tooth decay, when bacteria bypass the outer enamel, you could develop cavities and deeply set dental infection. Without treatment, severely decayed or damaged teeth… Read more »
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Fed up with dull, yellow teeth ruining an otherwise lovely smile, you talked to your dentist about professional teeth whitening. You moved forward with treatment and now you’ve got your custom-fitted trays and syringes of whitening gel home. The steps you take during and after whitening your teeth at home can enhance your results safely.
Maybe you bumped your tooth on the microphone at karaoke or took a softball to the face while playing catch in the backyard. Whatever the cause, there’s nothing like accidentally chipping a tooth to make a grown person feel a bit slow and uncoordinated. Once you get over your embarrassment, though, you should follow these… Read more »
Do you ever experience dental anxiety? Many people in the United States are scared of the dentist and some actually avoid any and all treatment. When you avoid dental visits, you increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. In order to treat patients with anxiety or other difficulties, we provide sedation dentistry. In… Read more »
Across the country, more and more people are realizing the cosmetic and restorative capabilities of porcelain veneers. In as little as two visits, this single procedure can completely transform your smile. In today’s blog, your Ankeny dentist, Dr. Erika Peddicord, uses a fun and informative quiz to discuss the benefits of receiving porcelain veneers.
For many people, hectic schedules stand between them and their desire for a beautiful smile. When balancing work and home, who has time for the multiple procedures and office visits necessary to correct smile imperfections? Fortunately, Peddicord Family Dentistry offers a procedure that can instantly transform your smile. In today’s blog, your Ankeny dentist, Dr…. Read more »
When you look in the mirror and smile, are you happy with what you see? When asked a similar question in a recent Wakefield Research study, over a third of Americans said “no”. Misalignment, unsightly stains, and damaged teeth can all lead a person to feel self-conscious about his/her smile. Fortunately, at Peddicord Dentistry, we… Read more »
If you’re like most people, the term “root canal” sends a shiver down your spine. Unfortunately, over the years root canal therapy has gained a terrible and undeserved reputation. When a tooth suffers from a painful infection or abscess, root canal therapy helps ease the painful symptoms and restores the tooth to optimal health. In… Read more »