Posts By: Dr Haag

Coping with Dental Phobia

Dental phobia, also known as dentophobia, or the fear of dentists, is one of the more common phobias. It can range from mild to severe, but is marked by an intensity that separates it from a simple fear. Untreated dental phobia can lead people to avoid the dentist altogether, with potentially devastating results to both… Read more »

What You Should Know About Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive teeth can cause you to refuse a bowl of ice cream, drink lukewarm coffee and soup, and even order your iced tea with no ice. Toothpaste formulated for sensitive teeth can help, but you might not fully understand how or why. Here’s what you should know about this surprisingly common problem and easy fix.

Pros and Cons of Adult Braces

Although braces are traditionally associated with teenagers, adults may need teeth straightening for a variety of reasons. Perhaps your parents couldn’t afford braces or thought you didn’t need them. Maybe your teeth came in reasonably straight but then shifted due to trauma or wear. Perhaps your teeth are more or less straight, but you would… Read more »

The Truth Behind Common Fluoride Myths

Fluoride is a natural mineral with a strong ability to lower the risk for cavities. It has been added to municipal water supplies since 1945, and is frequently found in toothpastes and prescription formulations. Yet ever since fluoride was first used, it has been the subject of myths and half-truths, many of which have found… Read more »

Teeth Grinding: What You Need to Know

Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is surprisingly common. It can wreak havoc on your teeth and cause a variety of painful symptoms. Bruxism often happens during sleep, as well as when concentrating on a task or lifting something heavy. Some people don’t realize that they are grinding their teeth, while others are acutely aware. Regardless, here… Read more »

Pros and Cons of Dental Tourism

Dental work in smaller countries often costs just a fraction of the price of having the same procedure done in the United States. Consequently, a plethora of dental clinics have popped up in border towns and tourist destinations, leading to an explosion in dental tourism. It can be tempting to travel in order to save… Read more »