Posts By: John Haag

4 Anxiety Management Options for Dental Procedures

nervous woman at dentist

Do you fear going to the dentist? You’re not alone. Dental phobia is one of the most common phobias among Americans. But if your anxiety prevents you from going to the dentist on a regular schedule (every 6 months is recommended), then your oral health may start to suffer. 

How to Prep For Your First Dental Visit

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Whether you’re going to your first dentist appointment or you’re about to be a new patient at a dental office, you will likely have some questions to ask your dentist. But you may not know what to ask at first or you may draw a blank when you’re put on the spot. 

6 Tips If You Forgot to Pack Your Toothbrush on Vacation

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Forgetting to pack something you need when you go on vacation is frustrating, especially when it’s your toothbrush. Depending on where you’re vacationing, you may be able to buy a dentist-recommended toothbrush or get one from your hotel. But if you’re camping or visiting a rural area, you may not be able to find a… Read more »

6 Reasons Going to the Dentist is More Affordable Than You Think

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Healthcare, in general, is pretty expensive. Costs have gone up significantly over the past several decades causing more and more people to avoid going to the doctor or any medical professional. That includes dentists since most people assume that dental care is expensive. However, that is mostly the perception of dental care with the reality… Read more »

Are Natural Toothpastes Effective at Cleaning Teeth?

There is a recent trend toward using natural toothpaste for brushing teeth at home instead of conventional toothpaste. Many patients wonder if a natural toothpaste works as well at cleaning teeth. Others are surprised to get negative feedback from their dental hygienist during an appointment after they deviate from their regular cleaning and gum care… Read more »

Electric vs. Manual Toothbrush: Which Is Best?

electronic toothbrush vs manual toothbrush

Brushing your teeth regularly is one of the best ways to avoid dental health problems. Over time, bacteria grows in your mouth and can damage your teeth and gums. Regular brushing ensures that the bacteria are sterilized and any buildup is removed. Your toothbrush makes a big difference in the quality of your dental care. … Read more »

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 »