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Can Toothpastes and Rinses Really Repair Tooth Enamel?

You may have noticed that the advertising lingo in oral health products now sometimes includes “enamel restoring” or “enamel repair” on certain toothpastes and rinses. This may seem like a new development, and its not entirely misleading. However, toothpastes have been “repairing enamel” for as long as they have contained fluoride as an ingredient. How well can these products “heal” ...
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A Mouth Guard Can Protect Your Teeth

One of the services your dentist can provide, other than keeping your teeth clean and healthy, is a customized protective mouth guard. There are typically two types of mouth guard patients may need, but both protect the teeth from the friction and stress that can lead to cracks, fractures, and worn-down enamel. Dr. Jack Haney can provide a custom-made mouth ...
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5 Myths About Teeth Whitening

We see commercials for whitening products on TV, and can’t buy a tube of toothpaste without seeing “ultra-white” or “extreme whitening” on every box! But do you really know the truth about teeth whiteners? How are dentists’ whitening treatments different from what you can buy at the store? Let’s start by debunking a few commonly held beliefs about teeth whitening. ...
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How Sleep Apnea Affects Your Health

If you have a snoring problem, but haven’t been tested for sleep apnea, you need to know the dangers of ignoring this potential condition. There is a lot more at stake than just irritating your partner every night with your loud snoring. Obstructive sleep apnea is a medical condition in which patients stop breathing for short periods during the night. ...
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With a Smile Makeover, You Control the Outcome

Have you ever wished you could take a magic wand and correct all the imperfections you see when you smile? Maybe one tooth is smaller or more pointed than the others; maybe your teeth whitening treatments just aren’t working fast enough. Perhaps you just want your smile to “pop” more, but don’t know specifically how to accomplish this. Whatever you ...
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Planning Your New Smile for 2018

Christmas has come and gone … and it’s time to start forming your New Year’s resolutions. What does this year hold for you? Is it a new job, new relationship, or new house? Many advertisements out there right now are placing value on gym memberships to help motivate and promote healthier lifestyles. While beneficial, another valuable trait is your smile. ...
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BOTOX for Pain Management

Within the past seven years, BOTOX® has proven to be an effective and conservative treatment for addressing migraines and jaw pain often associated with TMJ disorder and bruxism. While this treatment has been used since 2002 for reducing fine lines and wrinkles, dental professionals are now offering this minimally invasive treatment to manage pain and enhance cosmetic dentistry procedures. Trained ...
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Stocking Stuffer Ideas from a Children’s Dentist

Do you find it a little tricky to get your little ones motivated about oral hygiene? Do most morning and evening rituals resemble a battle that end with both sides frustrated and crying? Believe it or not – you’re not alone. This is a common occurrence for many parents. But what if you could get a little help from Santa ...
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What’s the Cause of Your Jaw Pain?

Some mornings, does it feel like your jaw is the last to get moving? While getting ready for the day, you can hardly open your jaw wide enough to effectively brush your teeth. And let’s not mention the pain you experience when eating breakfast. If this sounds like a typical morning for you, or you experience jaw pain at random ...
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Root Canal Therapy: Do You Need It?

Have you recently experienced chronic dental pain that cannot be numbed without the use of pain relievers? If you nodded your head, it may be time to schedule a visit with your general dentist to determine what is going on below the surface – especially if it’s been awhile since your last visit. Because tooth decay is often undetectable to ...
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How to Find a Knowledgeable Knoxville Family Dentist

Much like general dentistry, family dentistry encompasses preventative care and basic oral health treatments, but for patients of all ages. Finding a family dentist who can treat both you and your children makes dental care easier and stress-free for the entire family. Many times, dental offices can book appointments together on the same day to make it even more convenient. ...
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7 Reasons Dental Veneers Make a Great Smile Investment

As we age, teeth can begin to show signs of wear and tear, causing our smile to look less than dazzling. If your pearly whites have chipped edges or lost their sparkle, you may want to consider revamping their appearance with dental veneers. These porcelain shells are custom-made to fit over the front surface of teeth to conceal a variety ...
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Benefits of Metal-Free Fillings

Even if you maintain good oral hygiene, there’s a good chance you will need a dental filling at some point in your life. Studies have shown that close to 90 percent of people in the U.S. between the ages of 20 and 64 have had at least one cavity repaired. By the time individuals reach the age of 65 or ...
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5 Tips for Teaching Kids to Brush

Preventive dentistry is the key to keeping teeth and gums healthy long into your adult years. This should involve implementing an oral hygiene early on that includes brushing your teeth morning and night, flossing everyday, and visiting the dentist for routine examinations and cleanings biannually. The same goes for your children. While some may think that baby teeth don’t matter ...
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Facial Esthetics Treatments Can Enhance Your Smile and Improve Your Oral Health

Facial esthetics is a relatively new form of treatment that has been recently introduced to the dental industry to help patients enhance their cosmetic dentistry procedures. This form of treatment includes BOTOX® and a range of dermal fillers designed to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, nose, and smile, while also highlighting your facial contours. Dr. Jack Haney ...
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5 Signs You May Have Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious condition that not only results in snoring, but causes individuals to stop breathing repeatedly throughout the night. Although it’s natural for your throat muscles to slacken while you sleep, in cases of OSA, the jaw and throat tissues relax too much and block your airway, resulting in difficulty breathing. It is not uncommon ...
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Knoxville Family Dentist Explains At-Home Oral Care

Patients of all ages should have a dental exam and cleaning with Knoxville family dentist Dr. Jack Haney every six months. During this appointment, he will inspect each tooth for signs of tooth decay or damage. He looks at periodontal health and expects to see healthy, pink gums. He examines occlusion before cleaning each tooth. Biannual dental checkups are an ...
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What Does A Smile Makeover with Dr. Haney Entail?

A smile makeover can consist of a single cosmetic procedure or a combination of multiple treatments. The appropriate procedures for you heavily rely on what you find unattractive about your smile. Most patients want a brighter, whiter smile, in which case Knoxville, TN cosmetic dentist Dr. Jack Haney recommends professional teeth whitening treatment. Professional whitening gels contain significantly stronger bleaching ...
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5 Ways Your Smile Can Improve Your Happiness

As one of the most noticeable features of the human body, a smile plays an important role in our happiness and quality of life. It has been known to brighten the appearance, enhance social and professional lives, and even stimulate good health. While some enjoy their smiles more than others, with today’s advancements in cosmetic dentistry, you can achieve a ...