Yearly Archives: 2015

What Do You Know About Bruxism?

Stress affects everyone. And the search for stress-relief is common. Many people meditate, walk, exercise and practice yoga or tai chi. These things can definitely help, but sometimes stress manifests itself in unconscious jaw clenching or teeth grinding. This is called bruxism, and it affects approximately 40 million children and adults. Read on to learn […]

What Do You Know About Wisdom Teeth?

The usual things people know about Wisdom Teeth are: They are big, they can be a nuisance, they are usually removed…and afterwards, you look like a chipmunk and you get to eat ice cream and milk shakes. But there are more things to know about wisdom teeth…here are a few you might find interesting: • […]

Good Dental Habits Begin Early

You are the product of the good dental habits your parents taught – or did not teach you. As an adult, you know the importance of good habits in your work, exercise and dental routines. But it can be hard sometimes to convince your kids to eat right, exercise, do their homework…and brush and floss […]

Oral Cancer…Scary But Very Preventable

Just hearing the word “cancer” can be fear producing and something most of us don’t like to talk about. A visit to the dentist can be additionally scary and can complicate matters surrounding the discovery of oral cancer. Approximately 37,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer each year; just over half will be alive five […]

Let Dr. Peck Bridge Those Gaps

Pumpkins are famous for their gap-toothed smiles. It’s their trademark this time of year. But if you are missing teeth, your smile may be a closed-mouth smile…if you are smiling at all. Missing teeth, especially front teeth, do nothing for your self-esteem, that’s for sure. On top of that, gaps in your teeth may set […]

Don’t Invite Gingivitis Or Play With Periodontal Disease!

Your mouth. It’s chock full of bacteria, germs and food particles that stick around long after you have eaten, paving the way for bad breath and that sticky film known as plaque – is the number one cause of dental decay, gingivitis and periodontal disease. Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to a serious […]


A major concern you may have as you age is your teeth. It’s comforting to know that teeth are resilient and if you take care of them, they will last you for life. But your teeth work hard and years of everyday chomping and chewing eventually add up. What are some of the things that […]


Clicking and cracking and popping, oh my. Aches, pains and discomforts can be a normal part of life or they may signal a more serious problem. Jaw pain and popping is one of those annoying discomforts. Temporoalmandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ), is a common condition suffered by over 10 million Americans. It’s caused by improper alignment […]


There it is, right under your nose, and you may not even be aware…you have bad breath. Well, you’re not alone. Many people suffer unknowingly from halitosis, an all too common embarrassing condition. Much of the time, bad breath comes from gases produced by bacteria which accumulate in the mouth, on the teeth, gums and […]


Dental anxiety is so common that approximately 15% of adults avoid visiting the dentist because of fear. Dental anxiety is more common in older adults, who may have experienced dental care when procedures were not as advanced as they are today. The older you are, the more likely it is that you had a dental […]

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