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Title: Columnist - Marco Eagle
Contact: 239-389-9400



Contact Fred Eck, D.D.S. at Marco Dental Care, 950 N. Collier Blvd., Suite 305, Marco Island, or call 389-9400. Web site: He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Detroit Mercy and is licensed by the Florida State Board of Dentistry.

Position History

  • Columnist - Marco Eagle
    09/17/2007 - current

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Recent Work

  • Tooth Talk: The flu, your dentist and you Published 09/24/2009 at 8:44 p.m.

    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: What to look for in dental insurance Published 09/03/2009 at 12:52 p.m.

    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 08/11/2009 at 7:19 p.m.

    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 07/30/2009 at 8:39 p.m.

    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 03/12/2009 at 7:59 p.m.

    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 03/05/2009 at 7:36 p.m.

    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 02/05/2009 at 9:07 p.m.

    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?

  • Tooth Talks: X marks the spot Published 01/27/2009 at 1:14 p.m.

    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 01/20/2009 at 7:37 p.m.

    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 01/13/2009 at 8:07 p.m.

    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.

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