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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Is your smile changing?

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 28. July 2014 21:24
Many patients experience teeth that seem to shift over time. Young patients that complete orthodontics must wear some type of retainer to keep their teeth straight. This retainer can be either a removable device, if the patient is compliant or a permanent retainer attached to the teeth. As children ... [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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4 ways to look younger-Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 20. July 2014 19:17
You can look younger by improving your smile in 4 ways. The first step is to have whiter teeth. Whiter teeth are a sign of youth. As we age, teeth become darker for a variety of reasons. Teeth can be made whiter through whitening and a variety of other methods. The next way to have a younger looking... [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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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]

What type of metal is in your dental crowns?

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 7. July 2014 06:45
What type of metal is in your dental crown or "cap" as commonly known. There are 3 types of metals that dental labs use most often. The first is called a high noble metal. This has a high percentage of gold and other precious metals. Often this metal is used under porcelain crowns and bridges as are... [More]

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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]

Removal of discolorations after braces - Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 29. June 2014 06:30
In my previous post this week, I discussed prevention of discolored teeth after braces. What do you do if you or your child has not done a good job of cleaning the teeth while the braces are on? Orthodontists have to deal with ensuring proper hygiene is maintain while the patient is under treat... [More]

Ways to keep your child's smile beautiful after braces: Part 2- Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 28. June 2014 06:30
When your child has their braces removed, the orthodontist always tells your child to wear the retainers. This is for a good reason. Most importantly, teeth always want to return to their natural position, especially immediately following completion of orthodontics. Stability of the position of... [More]

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