Dr. James Beck

Dentistry
Conway, AR
13 years experience male

Locations

East Oak Dental Care

Conway, AR

Address

1600 East Oak Street, Suite B, Conway, AR, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Medicaid

About

Bio

I am a lifelong resident of central Arkansas. I hold bachelor's degrees in biology and business administration from the University of Central Arkansas. I received my doctor of dental surgery degree from LSU Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry in New Orleans, LA.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Licenses

United States: Arkansas

Doctor Q&A

371 Answers
479 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Yes, definitely: Yes, definitely. A root canal is a very painless procedure for the patient. After the root canal is complete, the only thing you should feel is some... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
It will pass: No treatment necessary. The gum will pass harmlessly on its own. I would advise you not to let her chew gum until she is older.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
No: There is no evidence that Fluoride in municipal water supplies or toothpaste causes any medical problems. Fluoride is a natural mineral that occurs in... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Plaque: The white buildup on your tongue is probably just plaque. This is the same plaque that forms on your teeth. Brush your tongue when you brush your teet... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Yes: If you have an abscessed and painful tooth that needs to be extracted, yes, it is best to have it extracted now so that the infection will not spread ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Brush, floss: It is very normal to have bad breath first thing in the morning. The mouth usually hangs open during sleep which can dry it out. If you are experienci... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Yes: Yes, listerine is a very good product for the control and prevention of gingivitis. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can lead to pregnancy gingivitis... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
No: This is not true and has been proven false in the scientific literature. Fluoride occurs naturally in ground water all over the world and has since th... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
About 6 months: I wouldn't start as soon as they are born, but about 6 months of age start introducing a small toothbrush into the mouth without any toothpaste. This ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Gingivitis: If you brush thoroughly 2-3 times per day, floss daily, brush your tongue, visit the dentist every 6 months, and you have good oral health, there real... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Yes: Just like any other infection, a tooth infection is bad for the health of your entire body. A cavity or decayed tooth left untreated will eventually a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Possible: A filling or crown that is too high can cause you to hit that spot first and grind. This can be very painful and cause sensitivity and even damage the... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Possible: The technology today in cleft lip and palate reconstruction is very good. The scarring is usually minimal and not noticeable. Many famous people you... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
None: Toothpaste does not really whiten the teeth because the amount of time you brush is not long enough for the whitening agent to be in contact with your... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Not a great idea: Of course, you can do anything you want to. It's your mouth. But that is a large space to have empty and it will put additional pressure on 14. All ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Go to ortho: Some general dentists do a lot of ortho and are very good at it. I would check how much ortho your dentist does and the results he gets. Talk to some... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Purchase them: All dentists accept credit cards, cash, and check. Most dentists also provide payment plans through companies such as care credit. First, get a cons... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Pregnancy gingivitis: Pregnancy can definitely lead to oral problems. A common term for this is pregnancy gingivitis. The myriad of hormones in your body and changes in bod... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Depends on clinic: Depends on the clinic. There are affordable denture clinics that will do them for less than $300 per arch. But you get what you pay for. For a good q... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Not likely: Dry mouth is not a documented side effect of iron supplementation. Most people do not need extra iron unless prescribed by a physician. Is your docto... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Keep them clean: I would not consider class 1 malocclusion a disease. Our distant ancestors did not have braces and no one ever died from crooked teeth. The biggest pr... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Get Rx from dentist: Sore corners of your mouth is called angular cheilitis and is a fungal infection caused by candida albicans. Your dentist can prescribe a topical anti... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Allergy: I have these same symptoms when i eat bananas or canteloupe because I have a slight allergy to them. Sounds like your are having an allergic reaction... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
You can: You can get multiple implants to replace missing teeth. The limiting factor is that it's very expensive. Alternatively, a denture is relatively inex... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Viable option: Is this the advice of an orthodontist? Some orthodontists do advocate extracting teeth to make more room in the mouth to correct malocclusion. It is u... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Exam, assess, treat: Depends on the severity of the dental decay. I would recommend a thorough exam with xrays to determine periodontal health and dental decay. Inevitably... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Not long: Just about anything you swallow will pass through the digestive tract in a few days. Unless you have some digestive problem. Some people especially o... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Will power: Biting the lip and cheek is a common habit that is hard to get rid of. I liken it to biting your nails because that is a bad habit that i had a hard ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
None get rid of: Not sure what an online antibiotic is. No antibiotics will get rid of a tooth abscess but will slow its progression and decrease the inflammation unti... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
No: No, listerine is an antibacterial oral rinse. It will not prevent yellowing or staining of the teeth. To whiten teeth, see your dentist for custom bl... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Yes: Not sure i really understand the question. But as a dentist, i can pretty much see a meth addict a mile away. So yes meth use is a "giveaway." if you... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Medicaid yes in Ark: In my state of arkansas, patients on medicaid can get full mouth extraction and one set of denture per lifetime. Medicaid also provides one reline pe... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Yes: Yes, a dental abscess can be missed on the dental xray. Sometimes the abscess may be too small to show up. The abscess could also be obscured by other... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Yes: Pregnancy gingivitis is caused by the multitude of hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy. You must maintain impeccable oral hygiene during preg... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Relatively: Some pain medications can cause dry mouth or xerostomia so it may now seem like you have extra saliva after you have stopped taking them. Count your b... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Veg, fruits, water: A diet very high in vegetables and some fruits. Raw fruits and vegetables are the very best, lightly steamed can be ok. Juicing of fruits and vegetabl... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
No, don't do it: Do not put lemon juice on your teeth for any period of time. It is highly acidic and will wear away the tooth enamel quickly. Baking soda is ok to bru... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Dry mouth, soda: Methamphetamine causes dry mouth aka xerostomia. The saliva natural cleanses the teeth and buffers acidic plaque. Plaque acids are what eat away at en... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Phillips Sonicare: I would highly recommend phillips sonicare electric toothbrush. I think you can get them at wal-mart, target, or online. Some dentists sell them in ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
See a dentist: Any dentist would be more than willing to help you with your chronic dental pain. The dentist will take xrays and perform a thorough exam to determine... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Yes: That is very normal. Babies produce a lot of saliva, and that is a good thing. A nine week old doesn't have a lot of control over swallowing and cont... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Every 3 hours: You should use these medications as your doctor prescribed them. But i advise my patients to alternate between Hydrocodone and Ibuprofen every 3 hour... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
May need root canal: This could be caused by a couple of things. The filling could be too "high" meaning you are hitting on it hard and before other teeth. This can be ve... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
No: No, soda and coffee would have the opposite effect. They stain the teeth. The best tooth whitening product is dentist prescribed whitening gel and c... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Doesn't: Mi paste will not get rid of cavities. It is made to help remineralize weak enamel before it cavitates. The only way to eliminate a cavity is to have... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Multiple causes: Could be a lot of different things. A deep cavity, cracked tooth, loose filling, a filling that is too high, clenching or grinding. You will need to s... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Easy: Cut down on sweets and carbohydrates. Brush thoroughly 2-3 times per day with a Fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, use a good quality oral rinse such a... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Pulpitis: The tooth is likely experiencing mild pulpitis or inflamed pulp all the time. When the tooth is under the pressure change during flight, it irritates... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
See the dentist: You should go to the dentist as soon as possible to see why your teeth are hurting. It is not normal or healthy to have chronic tooth pain. Drinking p... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Irritation: Pulpitis is irritation to the pulp or inner-most, living part of the tooth which contains nerves and blood vessels. It is caused by deep decay, chroni... Read More
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Jan 4, 2013
I commend Dr. Beck for his consistently great advice and recommendations on this website.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Beck is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Beck is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you , I really appreciate your quick reply and how detailed it was usually the answers I get are short and still leave me in question.
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Thanks for your quick reply! i got a root canal! What if I hadn't? the fistula has not drained yet
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you now I know I'm doing the right thing in my way of eating

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Louisiana State University School of Dentistry
Graduated 2010MD

Awards

Delta Sigma Delta
Top Doctor, Second Place, Arkansas - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Arkansas - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Delta Sigma Delta
American Dental Association
Arkansas State Dental Association
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