Mouthguards for outdoor sports-by Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 18. April 2015 08:28
 Just a reminder as baseball season kicks off to make sure your athletes are wearing some type of mouthguard, either custom made or over the counter.  People who play baseball, softball, kickball, soccer or almost any sport regularly should consider an inexpensive, “store-bought&rdqu... [More]

Cavity Prevention-by Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 4. March 2015 21:11
Diagnosis and prevention of cavities has now taken a leap forward based on scientific research. The Cari-Free system allows for evaluation a patient's risk of cavities, based on several criteria. The system also uses a saliva test to evaluate the current condition in the mouth and helps to document ... [More]

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Sleep apnea oral appliances-Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 21. November 2014 06:00
There are a number of sleep apnea appliances that can be made to help patients overcome the difficulty of obstructive sleep apnea. There is no one appliance that will work for everyone. Each appliance has advantages and disadvantages and needs to be tailored to fit the needs of the individual patien... [More]

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Do you suffer from osteoporosis? -Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 12. November 2014 20:01
Do you suffer from osteoporosis? Are you taking medications to treat the disease, often in the class of drugs call Bisphosphonates If you are taking these drugs, it is very important that you tell your dentist. Patients that take this class of drugs are at risk if dental surgery is done, teeth are r... [More]

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Do you have a dental bridge with a tooth that looks fake? Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 3. November 2014 20:47
When a tooth is removed the bone around the tooth collapses along with the gum tissue. The reaming gum looks like it is caved in compared to the adjacent teeth. This can be prevented by placing a bone graft in the tooth socket ("hole") where the tooth was. The procedure is very simple for the patien... [More]

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Can your teeth really bend?- Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 13. September 2014 06:30
Can your teeth really bend? Absolutely they flex and bend every day. If you grind your teeth, they will even bend more with that extra stress placed on them. This is evident because many patients have notches on their teeth at the gum line. These notches called abfractions, can continue to get worse... [More]

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How to make that replacement front tooth look natural at the gumline- Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 9. September 2014 07:00
How do you make that new replacement for a missing front tooth look natural at the gum line? The key to a natural appearing false tooth at the gum line is to have the tooth look like it is growing out from the gum. I am talking about a false tooth on a fixed bridge, not a partial denture. False... [More]

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Gridiron Tooth Grief

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 4. September 2014 11:41
This was written by a friend of mine in Columbus,  Robert Stevenson, DDS, who expressed his thoughts of mouthguards and injury prevention so well that I asked him if I could use it during the fall sports season to spread the word. Football season brings juicy opportunities for bumped and broke... [More]

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What is enamelplasty and 3 reasons why it should be considered for dental treatment?-Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 24. July 2014 17:17
Enamelplasty is the process of removing slight amounts of enamel without going into the underlying dentin of the tooth. It is an extremely conservative treatment on the teeth, with dramatic results. Obviously, taking away any tooth structure is not the best. However, if the enamel is de-minera... [More]

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Does the color of your smile look uneven in different lights? -Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 17. July 2014 17:51
Does your smile look different under different lighting sources? This is usually apparent when dental treatment has been done to the front teeth. This is a result of the light reflecting off of the surface differently for different materials, such as bonding, crowns (caps) or denture teeth. The dent... [More]

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