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]

Gridiron Tooth Grief

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 4. September 2014 11:41
This was written by a friend of mine in Columbus,  Robert Stevenson, DDS, who expressed his thoughts of mouthguards and injury prevention so well that I asked him if I could use it during the fall sports season to spread the word. Football season brings juicy opportunities for bumped and broke... [More]

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Two ways to prevent fractures of porcelain veneers

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 21. August 2014 17:12
Porcelain veneers are very strong when placed on top of a stable foundation and bite forces are controlled. Porcelain is weak when forces are placed sideways. The first important aspect to controll forces prior to placing veneers is to be sure the bite is correct and balanced. Chewing and grinding f... [More]

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Four Reasons Why Crowns (Caps) Break

by Dr. Fred Peck, DDS 13. August 2014 06:48
There are many reasons that crowns can break in a patients mouth.  Once a crown is  placed in the mouth, it probably will not last a lifetime. If the natural tooth cannot last that long, you should not expect a crown to last forever. Every patient and situation is different. Havi... [More]

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]


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