Posts By: John Haag

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 »

How to Properly Brush Your Teeth

Although you almost certainly learned to brush your teeth as a small child, it is quite possible that you are not currently using the best techniques. Perhaps you were taught incorrectly, or have gradually forgotten some important tips over the years. In addition, the rushed, frantic pace of modern life causes many people to cut… Read more »

Top 3 Myths About Root Canals

A root canal is often the best way to save a severely damaged tooth, if disease or injury has spread to its roots. Your dentist will thoroughly numb the tooth, and then create a small opening through the crown and into the root chamber. After thoroughly cleaning out damaged tissue and infection, the dentist will… Read more »

5 Myths About Dental Implants

The first evidence of dental implants dates to at least 600 AD, though some archeological records show that they may have been used even in prehistoric times. Modern dental implants have been in use since the 1970s, but they have only been widely known since the 1990s. As the technology continues to improve, prices continue… Read more »