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]

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]

Fixing a dark front tooth Part 2 - Dr. Fred Peck

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 16. June 2014 07:00
What if you have a dark tooth visible when you smile? The first option was discussed below with a special bleach. What if the tooth has no root canal filling? The dentist should check the tooth to see if the nerve has died. If so, then a root canal is needed. If the nerve is healthy, then the next c... [More]

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How to treat a broken or lost front tooth from trauma

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 11. May 2014 22:34
  In my last post, I discussed how to prevent mouth and teeth injuries in sports. What happens if you experience trauma anyway? First, what happens if part of a front tooth should break off? Make sure the person is OK physically. Control any bleeding with pressure to the affected area... [More]

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