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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Ways to keep teeth beautiful looking after braces - Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 27. June 2014 06:30
How do you help your child's teeth looking great after orthodontics? Braces do a great job improving the aesthetics and self esteem of children and adults. But all too often, removal of the braces reveals discolored teeth that were not present prior to the braces. This happe... [More]

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Dry Mouth and Tooth Decay - Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 24. June 2014 07:00
Dry mouth, the technical term being xerostomia is a very serious and prevalent problem in older adult patients. This results in unnecessary cavities, root canals, lost teeth and more along with a significant amount of expense to patients. Dry mouth is caused by a number of conditions. As w... [More]

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Replacement of a single front tooth - Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 23. June 2014 07:00
There are three basic options to replace a single front tooth. The first option is a dental implant. This has become the standard of care for a tooth replacement. A dental implant is an artificial root over which a dental crown can be placed to match the adjacent teeth. The process for an upper fron... [More]

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Closing a single space between front teeth - Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 22. June 2014 07:00
There are many options to close a space between two front teeth. These options include resin bonding, orthodontics (braces), porcelain veneers and crowns. The patient and dentist should discuss all options along with advantages and disadvantages.  The more conservative the dental treatment is, ... [More]

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Is all dental bonding material the same? - Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 21. June 2014 07:00
 Most people have undergone some type of dental bonding procedure or know of someone who did. This includes all tooth colored fillings and cosmetic bonded procedures. There are three types of dental bonding products on the market today. One allows for a great high shine and polish, but is not s... [More]

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Discolored dental fillings - Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 20. June 2014 07:00
Do you have a dark filling in your front tooth that matched at one time? Studies have shown that the foods that cause the most staining are red wines, cola, tea, coffee and orange juice. Red wine causes the most staining, followed by other substances to a lesser amount. A good polish of the filling ... [More]


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