What should you do if you break a crown or veneer?-Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 17. October 2014 06:00
 What should a patient do if they break a crown or porcelain veneer? Often, these type of accidents occur after regular office hours of your dentist. The first thing that should be done is to make sure there are no other injuries, no pain and no bleeding. Control any other more pressing issues ... [More]

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Perfecting Your Smile

Conservative Teen smile enhancements-Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 11. October 2014 05:00
Many teenage children have discolorations in their front teeth and are embarrassed to smile. This can lead to a lifetime of self esteem issues for these kids. Today, a combination of tooth whitening, enamel re-mineralization products and enamel surface sealants can take a yellow, discolored tooth an... [More]

Four ways to keep those new crowns looking great.

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 5. September 2014 08:01
How can you keep those new crowns (caps) you just received looking good? The first way is to use a proper toothpaste. The real abrasive toothpastes will dull the top surface over time. Whitening toothpastes usually fall into this category. The easiest way for you to tell, is when you brush your... [More]

Two ways to prevent fractures of porcelain veneers

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 21. August 2014 17:12
Porcelain veneers are very strong when placed on top of a stable foundation and bite forces are controlled. Porcelain is weak when forces are placed sideways. The first important aspect to controll forces prior to placing veneers is to be sure the bite is correct and balanced. Chewing and grinding f... [More]

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Four Reasons Why Crowns (Caps) Break

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 13. August 2014 06:48
There are many reasons that crowns can break in a patients mouth.  Once a crown is  placed in the mouth, it probably will not last a lifetime. If the natural tooth cannot last that long, you should not expect a crown to last forever. Every patient and situation is different. Havi... [More]

Lumineers or porcelain veneers?

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 3. August 2014 21:21
What are the differences between a porcelain veneer and a Lumineer? A Lumineer is a brand name for a prepless veneer, where no tooth structure or minimal amounts are removed. There are many types of porcelains on the market, but the company took the process and applied a "brand" name to it. The... [More]

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Do you have an unsightly cap on your tooth that appears dark? -Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 12. July 2014 20:17
Many people often see their friends and family members that have crowns (or caps) with grayness at the gum line. This does not look very aesthetic and it is easy to tell a fake tooth. This is very evident because either metal shows at the gum line or the gum has a different color above the crow... [More]

Eliminating tooth whitening sensitivity in 4 steps-Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 3. July 2014 16:15
   When your dentist, recommends a tooth whitening procedure, there are several steps that can be taken to eliminate tooth sensitivity. This applies to both home whitening and in office procedures. The first is prescribing the correct bleach concentration. Bleach comes in many di... [More]

Discolored dental fillings - Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 20. June 2014 07:00
Do you have a dark filling in your front tooth that matched at one time? Studies have shown that the foods that cause the most staining are red wines, cola, tea, coffee and orange juice. Red wine causes the most staining, followed by other substances to a lesser amount. A good polish of the filling ... [More]


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