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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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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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]

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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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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]

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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]

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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]

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