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]

Tags: , ,

Perfecting Your Smile

Restoring a smile with crooked teeth--Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 12. September 2014 06:45
Often people with crooked teeth ask about smile improvements but do not wish to undergo orthodontic(braces) to correct the problem. Do teeth need to be removed prior to smile makeovers or can it be done without removal? The most important part of any cosmetic dental improvement is to come up with a ... [More]

Tags: , , ,

Perfecting Your Smile

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]

Tags: , ,

Perfecting Your Smile

The dangers of denture adhesives - Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 8. September 2014 06:30
Denture adhesives that are used as directed are safe. Those patients that have very loose ill fitting dentures tend to use an excess of denture paste to hold their dentures in place. Too much denture paste can lead to many problems. First the patient will get further bone loss because of uneven pres... [More]

Tags: , , , ,

Perfecting Your Smile

Botox and the gummy smile - Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 7. September 2014 06:30
A quick fix to a gummy smile may be the use of Botox. Patients that show a lot of gum tissue when they smile sometimes show as much tooth as gum. For many people this can be an unattractive smile. For some patients, the lip rides up very high when they smile and they show a lot of pink. Placement of... [More]

Tags: , ,

Perfecting Your Smile

Gum recessions and notches at the gum line

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 6. September 2014 06:30
Do you have unsightly gum recession or notches at the gum line of your front teeth? The gum resession can be caused by a number of situations. The most commom is incorrect oral hygiene practices at home. Brushing your teeth at least 3 times per day along with proper flossing will keep your teeth and... [More]

Tags: , , ,

Perfecting Your Smile

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]

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]

Tags: , , ,

Perfecting Your Smile

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]

Tags: , ,

Perfecting Your Smile

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]


Copyright © 2004-2017 YourCity.MD LLC All Rights Reserved. The information on this Website is provided as a courtesy of YourCity.MD. This Website is designed as a resource portal for informational purposes only and does not contain any warranties. Reliance on any information found on or through this Website or links found on this Website is entirely at your own risk. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call 911 or your local Emergency number immediately. YourCity.MD and its affiliates are not responsible for the content found on any links contained herein and do not necessarily agree with any of their opinions. - View Full Terms & Conditions