Letter to the Editor: Emergency responders save a life on Marco
Published 8/24/2010 at 12:13 p.m. 2 comments
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Marco Island Emergency Response Team.
Toothtalk: Implant doctor — choose wisely
Published 2/4/2010 at 1:16 p.m. 0 comments
Q: Doc, I recently lost a tooth and my husband says I should get an implant. Shouldn’t I see a “specialist” for this?
Tooth Talk: Are silver fillings dangerous to my health?
Published 1/28/2010 at 11:56 a.m. 0 comments
Q: Hey doc, I’ve heard that silver fillings can cause all kinds of health problems. I’m thinking of having mine replaced. What do you think?
Tooth Talk: Gum disease and lasers
Published 1/21/2010 at 3:02 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I’ve heard some things about treating my gum disease with a laser, is this possible
Tooth Talk: End-of-year dentist visits require planning
Published 12/11/2009 at 11:58 a.m. 0 comments
Get a first look at Dr. Eck’s Tooth Talk column online — even before it’s printed. You can also select from a library of previous columns on a wide variety of tooth topics.
Tooth Talk: Keeping stains away from dentures
Published 11/6/2009 at 11:18 a.m. 0 comments
Q: What is the best way to clean my denture and prevent it from getting stained?
Tooth Talk: The flu, your dentist and you
Published 9/24/2009 at 8:44 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I know I’m probably being silly, but I’m really concerned about going to the dentist with all this flu stuff going on. Can you give me some more information to make me more comfortable?
Tooth Talk: Discount plans offer alternative
Published 9/17/2009 at 9:40 p.m. 0 comments
Hello again. This is a further continuation on the ins and outs of dental insurance. This week, I’m going to expand the topic further by talking about something that is not dental insurance, per se.
Tooth Talk: The more you know ...
Published 9/10/2009 at 8:37 p.m. 0 comments
As promised, I’m continuing to expand on one readers question about dental insurance. This week I’ve chosen to focus on traditional dental insurance which is the most common type available.
Tooth Talk: What to look for in dental insurance
Published 9/3/2009 at 12:52 p.m. 0 comments
Hey Doc, I have a question. I’m looking at different plans for dental coverage and I’m confused. Can you give me some information about different dental plans and which ones are best? Wow, that’s a tall order, but I will ...
Tooth Talk: Mixing blood thinners with dental work
Published 8/11/2009 at 7:19 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I need to have some pretty major dental work done and I’m worried because I take a blood thinner. I don’t want to stop taking it but if I don’t I’m not sure if I can have my teeth ...
Tooth Talk: Straight to the point on crooked front teeth
Published 7/30/2009 at 8:39 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I want to get my lower front teeth straightened because I hate the way they are all overlapped. I was told that to straighten them I would need to wear braces on all my teeth. Why do I have ...
Tooth Talk: Thumb sucking: When is it a problem?
Published 3/12/2009 at 7:59 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I need some help! My daughter sucks her thumbs and also three of her fingers. I’m worried that this is causing a problem with her teeth. How do I get her to stop?
Tooth Talk: Keeping your crown
Published 3/5/2009 at 7:36 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I have a cavity under my cap and my dentist says he’ll need to make me a new cap. Why can’t he just use the old one?
Tooth Talk: Overcoming fear
Published 2/5/2009 at 9:07 p.m. 0 comments
Q: Hey Doc, my husband just took our 3-year old to the dentist and she freaked out. She came home terrified. I don’t want to scar her for life, what can I do?
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