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Fred Eck

  • Tooth Talks: X marks the spot Published 1/27/2009 at 1:14 p.m. 0 comments

    Q: Why do I need x-rays if nothing hurts? A: Great question! This question gets asked in probably every dental office

  • Tooth Talk: Toothache: Don’t delay Published 1/20/2009 at 7:37 p.m. 0 comments

    Q: Hey Doc, I’ve got a tooth that has been bothering me for a while. When it starts up I just take a couple of antibiotics and it goes away. Recently, I noticed a bad taste and bad breath. My ...

  • Tooth Talk: New year, new smile Published 1/13/2009 at 8:07 p.m. 0 comments

    Happy New Year Everyone! I’d like to thank The Marco Eagle, it’s readers and all of my patients for their continued support of me and this column.

  • Tooth Talk: Better safe than sorry Published 12/31/2008 at 5:42 p.m. 0 comments

    Q: There is an area inside of my mouth that my dentist checks every time I come in for a check up. He told me the last time I was in that he feels it should be biopsied. I don’t ...

  • Tooth Talk: Clarifying antibiotic needs Published 12/23/2008 at 5:40 p.m. 0 comments

    A couple of weeks ago I wrote about certain people needing to take antibiotics prior to having dental treatment. There have been many changes and much confusion about who needs and who doesn’t need pre-medication with antibiotics.

  • Tooth Talk: Paying the price for whiter teeth Published 12/16/2008 at 3:36 p.m. 0 comments

    Q: I just had my teeth whitened at my dentist office and I don’t think they changed much. Plus, now they are really sensitive, what can I do? A: I’m sorry that you’re not happy with your whitening. This is ...

  • Tooth Talk: Antibiotics before teeth are cleaned Published 12/9/2008 at 2:08 p.m. 0 comments

    Tooth Talk: Q: Hey Doc, my wife went to the dentist the other day for a cleaning and was told she needed to take an antibiotic because she had a knee replacement. We never heard anything about this and she ...

  • Take the bite out of ice cream Published 11/25/2008 at 11:42 a.m. 0 comments

    Hey Doc, my teeth are so sensitive I can’t drink anything cold at all even cool water really hurts my teeth. I brush and floss regularly but I haven’t had my teeth cleaned in a while because it is so ...

  • Tooth Talk: If I am afraid of needles, what are my other options? Published 9/30/2008 at 12:22 p.m. 0 comments

    My dentist told me I need some dental work but I’m really nervous. Believe it or not, I was a nurse but I can’t stand needles! My dentist said he could give me a pill, Valium, I think, to relax ...

  • Tooth Talk: How do I go about getting an implant? Published 9/22/2008 at 9:20 p.m. 0 comments

    Q: I’m interested in getting implants to replace my denture. I’ve seen a few dentists and a couple of specialists for quotes. I’m hesitant to go ahead because all of them have different prices and different plans and each of ...

  • Tooth Talk: Wisdom tips about wisdom teeth Published 9/15/2008 at 1:44 p.m. 0 comments

    Q: My son is 17 and when he went for his check-up the dentist said he should have his wisdom teeth pulled. Why can’t they stay where they are? Can’t we wait and see if they come in by themselves? ...

  • Tooth Talk: Truth and myth about dentures Published 9/8/2008 at 4:53 p.m. 0 comments

    Q: My dad is in a nursing home due to some health problems. Recently, he has been losing weight and his nurse tells me he can’t eat because his dentures are so loose that he can’t chew. I’m really concerned! ...

  • Tooth Talk: Tooth problem with a capital T? Published 8/28/2008 at 4:54 p.m. 0 comments

    Q: I just had a cap put on and my tooth is real sensitive. How long is this supposed to last?

  • Tooth Talk: Children’s dental health — not quite a myth Published 8/19/2008 at 11:25 p.m. 2 comments

    This week instead of answering just one question I’m going to answer a few different ones about children’s dental health. One of the most common questions is when should a child have their first dental visit. As a general rule, ...

  • Tooth Talk: Causes and treatments for dry mouth Published 8/5/2008 at 10:35 p.m. 0 comments

    Q: My mouth feels really dry and I don’t know what to do. Can you help?