Posts By: Dr Haag

Sports Mouth Guards: What You Should Know

Sports are an excellent way for kids as well as adults to stay active, boost their overall health, learn new skills, and build lifelong friendships. Yet like anything else, sports carry certain risks. It is impossible to prevent all injuries, but protective gear is a key component in keeping athletes safe. A mouth guard can… Read more »

Baby Pacifiers: Myths vs Reality

Baby pacifiers tend to inspire strong feelings among parents on both sides of the debate. Some claim that any pacifier use at all is dangerous for the developing teeth, while others argue that pacifiers are a harmless and highly useful tool. The reality is that pacifiers are neither all bad nor all good. Here is… Read more »

Brushing, Flossing, and Seeing the Dentist

A clean mouth is a healthy mouth. If you keep your mouth meticulously clean, you are significantly less likely to develop tooth decay, tooth loss  or gum disease. There are many systemic illnesses associated with chronic oral issues. Many people are not sure exactly how to plan their oral hygiene schedule. Here is a guide… Read more »

Why and How to Floss Your Teeth

A stunning 50% of all Americans have some type of gum disease. To combat this issue, in addition to brushing your teeth, the American Dental Association recommends flossing once per day for all children and adults. There is a minimal financial outlay and no risk of harm, so it only makes sense to follow this… Read more »

Financing Dental Work: Understanding Your Options

Regular dental work is vital to not only oral health, but overall physical health. Without dental care, you may risk tooth loss, painful abscesses, and even systemic infections. Yet significant dental treatment can be pricey, and dental insurance is not anywhere near as comprehensive as today’s health insurance. Fortunately, you have several options for financing… Read more »

4 Tips for Dealing with Teething Problems

When the baby teeth erupt through the gum tissue, the process is known as teething. Every baby’s experience is different, and the same baby might react very differently depending on which tooth is erupting. Every once in a while, a new tooth might come in without much reaction from your baby at all. In general,… Read more »

7 Ways to Protect Your Teeth

Your teeth are protected by their hard outer enamel shell. However, this enamel can become worn down and decayed over time if you do not take proactive steps to keep it strong and healthy. Once the enamel is compromised, bacteria can reach the delicate inner structures of the teeth, causing pain and infection. Here are… Read more »

Taking Care of Your Oral Hygiene with Braces

Having new braces placed can be exciting, but also frustrating. You are probably eager to start the process of improving your smile, but worried about how you will manage day to day life. Taking care of your oral hygiene with braces presents some unique challenges, but with a bit of practice, you will become an… Read more »

Preventing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Tooth decay in babies and toddlers, also known as baby bottle tooth decay, is the most common disease in children in the United States. An estimated 44 percent of 5-year-old children have experienced some amount of tooth decay, and it is most common in families of lower socioeconomic status. Fortunately, it is fairly easy to… Read more »