Posts By: John Haag

How to Get a More Photogenic Smile

Thanks to smart phones, selfies and other photos are just a part of daily life. Yet a lot of people don’t like how they look in photos, and many of them blame their smiles. Thankfully, you don’t need to be a model or celebrity to show a photogenic smile each and every time. Here are… Read more »

Understanding Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry can be loosely defined as any dental procedure that focuses on appearance and aesthetics, rather than functionality. It cannot be performed until any existing dental diseases, such as cavities or gum disease, are treated. Once your mouth is healthy, though, cosmetic dentistry can vastly enhance both the look and quality of your teeth…. Read more »

Cavity Prevention: What You Should Know

Cavities are all too common, even with today’s modern oral hygiene options. They can occur in people of all ages, and untreated cavities can lead to problems ranging from gum disease to tooth loss. Although some people seem to have a higher natural tendency towards cavities, no one is immune. Fortunately, following some simple tips… Read more »

Wisdom Tooth Extraction: What to Expect

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Having a wisdom tooth out is never fun, especially if the tooth never fully emerged. Still, there is no reason to be afraid. Modern dentistry can provide a smooth, simple, nearly pain-free experience. You should be back to work or school soon, and feeling like your old self before you know it. Here’s what to… Read more »

What You Should Know About TMJ

TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disease, is a complex and often progressive disorder. Symptoms may include earaches, headaches, jaw noises, and even sensitive teeth. If left untreated, TMJ may eventually cause permanent damage to the jaw and its supporting structures. With early detection and treatment, however, TMJ can often be halted or even reversed.

Top 5 Causes of Bad Breath

Bad breath, or halitosis, is an extremely common problem. Short-term bad breath, from morning breath to the residual odors from consuming garlic, can typically be managed with breath mints or mouthwash until you can brush your teeth. Chronic halitosis, though, does not yield readily to these cures, and can become a source of social embarrassment… Read more »

4 Benefits of Invisalign Over Traditional Braces

“The clear alternative to braces” for the past 20 years, Invisalign is a thoroughly modern way to straighten your teeth. Straight teeth offer better chewing efficiency and minimize the risk of issues in the jaw joints. They are also easier to clean, making it less likely for you to develop gum disease and tooth decay,… Read more »

3 Reasons to See Your Dentist Regularly

You probably already know that it is essential to see your dentist and hygienist once or twice a year. But have you ever thought about why? Certainly, having your teeth professionally cleaned can help you look and feel your best. Beyond that, though, seeing your dentist regularly can have a long-term impact on your oral… Read more »

Why Choose a Family Dentist Instead of a Pediatric Dentist?

When you have a child, there are numerous decisions that you must make, from decorating the nursery to selecting just the right school. No decision, though, is more important than choosing your child’s health care providers. At first glance, a pediatric dentist might seem like the best choice. After all, you probably have a pediatrician… Read more »

Top 5 Reasons to Choose CEREC Crowns

If you have major damage to your tooth, or just a substantial cavity, you will likely need a crown or onlay. Increasingly, dentists and patients are turning to CEREC same day restorations. Depending on who you ask, CEREC stands for either Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CERamic REConstruction. Either way, CEREC has revolutionized… Read more »