7 Bad Dental Habits you should break now!

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 18. June 2015 15:28
Too much bleaching.  There is such a thing as too white (think Ross in that classic episode of Friends when his smile glowed in the dark).  Plus, over bleaching can cause painful tooth and gum sensitivity that is reversible once you stop using the product. Tongue piercing.  Although n... [More]

Street Drugs Today - What you need to know

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 7. June 2015 11:39
  The dark underworld of illegal street drugs seems to evolve and change with lightning speed.  Just as one drug becomes today's news, another drug starts circulating before law enforcement or health care professionals can get a grip on it's deadly effects.  As a parent, teacher or ca... [More]

If you see pink in the sink, it’s time to see your dentist.

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 18. May 2015 10:31
Do you see pink in the sink when you brush your teeth?  That pink means your gums are bleeding and could be a symptom of gum problems such as gingivitis or plaque buildup at the gumline.  Be sure to use a soft bristled brush as some brushes may have bristles that are too abrasive for your ... [More]

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Baby Teeth Tips and Timing: When to start Dental Checkups with your little ones

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 1. May 2015 08:40
  Taking care of baby teeth starts early…even before the baby teeth arrive.  Parents should aim to wipe baby’s gums with a damp washcloth once or twice a day so that kids become accustomed to having something in their mouths to clean it.  Once the baby teeth poke through ... [More]

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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