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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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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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]

Do your new crowns look fake?- Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 21. September 2014 06:30
Do those new crowns in your mouth look fake? Natural teeth have a variety of colors within the tooth. Often crowns (caps) do not have a variety of colors in them. Metal crowns tend to be opaque and do not match the adjacent teeth if there is not enough thickness of porcelain over the metal. The... [More]

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Would the FDA approve enamel if it were a drug--Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 16. September 2014 06:00
What if a company had developed tooth enamel as a drug and wanted to get it approved by the FDA? We know that enamel is the strongest substance in the body. But it should be treated well in order for it to last. Enamel left in acid would dissolve. The FDA would not like that and could easily veto it... [More]

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Will bleaching whiten old bonding-Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 14. September 2014 06:30
When patients have their teeth whitened, they often ask if the old, existing bonding that they have will change color. Many times the old bonding will whiten, especially if the old bonding has been stained over the years and the discoloration is from external stains, such as coffee, tea, red wine, e... [More]

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