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Fred Eck

  • Tooth Talk: Insurance trouble? Inform yourself first Published 7/28/2008 at 5:24 p.m. 0 comments

    Q: I’m really mad. I just had a bunch of work done at my dentist. I paid my portion and now he sent me a bill because the insurance company didn’t pay the rest. I don’t think I should have ...

  • Tooth Talk: How early is too early for braces? Published 7/20/2008 at 9:42 p.m. 0 comments

    Q: I was told my daughter should get braces but she is only 7 years old. Is it normal to start with braces that early?

  • Tooth Talk: King’s style — go for the crown Published 7/10/2008 at 4:37 p.m. 0 comments

    Q: I have a broken tooth and my dentist says I need a crown. I don’t want a crown. It’s too expensive. I just want a filling but they won’t do it. Why can’t they just fill it?

  • Tooth Talks: Put that snoring to sleep Published 7/6/2008 at 10:23 p.m. 1 comment

    Q: My husbands snoring is driving me crazy. One of my friends said you may be able to help. Can you?

  • Tooth Talks: Tips for moms-to-be Published 7/2/2008 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Q: I just found out that I’m pregnant. Is there anything special I should be doing to help keep my teeth and gums healthy during my pregnancy?

  • Tooth Talk: A young smile, Part II Published 5/11/2008 at 9:43 p.m. 0 comments

    Q: My dentist won’t stop bugging me. I had a tooth that broke and needed to be pulled, so my dentist pulled it. Now he keeps bugging me to have it replaced. I’m in my 60s and at my age ...

  • Tooth Talk: Invest on your future — replace your teeth Published 5/4/2008 at 10:42 p.m. 0 comments

    Q: Hey Doc, my dentist won’t stop bugging me. I had a tooth that broke and needed to be pulled, so my dentist pulled it. Now he keeps bugging me to have it replaced. I’m in my 60s and at ...

  • Tooth Talk: No pain... great Published 4/28/2008 at 5:19 p.m. 0 comments

    Q: Hey Doc, I’m a snowbird and have my teeth cleaned both here and up north. I have one girl that really gets in there and scrapes. My gums are sore afterward and they bleed a lot when she is ...

  • Tooth Talk: Need work done but can’t afford it? Published 4/13/2008 at 11:03 p.m. 0 comments

    Q: I was just at the dentist and he gave me an estimate for some work that I needed to have done. I wasn’t prepared for the amount and am just not sure if I can afford to spend that ...

  • Tooth Talk: Forms can save lives Published 4/6/2008 at 9:49 p.m. 0 comments

    Q: Every time I go to the dentist they want me to fill out a form with my medicines and health changes. I hate filling out these forms. I can’t see what any of it has to do with my ...

  • Tooth Talk: Braces are cool Published 3/30/2008 at 10:15 p.m. 0 comments

    Q: Doc, my child’s adult teeth are coming in crooked and she won’t smile anymore. What can you do?

  • Tooth Talk: Always a reason Published 3/25/2008 at 8:32 a.m. 0 comments

    Q: Hey doc, every time I go to the dentist for a teeth cleaning the person that does my teeth is always trying to sell me something like x-rays, an electric toothbrush or some type of swish and spit stuff ...

  • Tooth Talk: X-rays gone tech Published 3/18/2008 at 11:31 a.m. 0 comments

    Q: Doc, every time I go to the dentist they want to take x-rays. I don’t like them and I don’t think they’re necessary. Plus, at my age I am constantly having x-rays at my doctor’s. Pretty soon I’m going ...

  • Tooth Talk: A different perspective Published 3/11/2008 at 12:05 a.m. 0 comments

    Q: I don’t understand. I went for a checkup and cleaning the other day and they found three cavities. I just saw my dentist up north six months ago and he said everything was fine. How is this possible?

  • Tooth Talk: You get what you pay for Published 3/3/2008 at 4:18 p.m. 0 comments

    Q: In a previous article your answer implied that there are differences in the quality between caps. Can you explain?

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