View Post

Don’t Give Up on Your Smile – Get Veneers!

Only a very small percentage of the population possesses teeth that look strong and healthy forever. No matter how well you take care of your pearly whites, daily brushing, chewing, biting, and grinding can wear down even the most beautiful smiles. Genetics can also play a role in how your teeth look. Some people simply have softer or thinner enamel ...
View Post

Brighten Your Smile Safely and Effectively

Think about your smile for a moment, what others see when they look at you. The color of your teeth sends nonverbal signals about your oral and overall health before you speak a word. Whether you’re interacting with a cashier at the grocery store, meeting a potential client, or introducing yourself to your child’s teacher—your smile is the first thing ...
View Post

Why You Should Ask Dr. Haney About Cosmetic Dentistry

If you are like most of our patients, oral health and hygiene are your first concern. Daily brushing and flossing and six-month visits keep your teeth healthy and free from decay, so they can last you a lifetime. However, we can do more for your smile; we can make it look beautiful. In addition to keeping your teeth in good ...
View Post

Kids’ Oral Health: Lesser-Known Red Flags

If you have small children, you are probably doing all the right things to help them build good oral health habits for life: (1) teaching them how to brush and floss, (2) monitoring their fluoride usage, (3) keeping soda and sugar-laden sweets out of their hands, and (4) bringing them to the dentist for routine care. This post is not ...
View Post

How to Choose a Great Knoxville Children’s Dentist

If you’re new in town, or just in the market for a new Knoxville children’s dentist, your head may be spinning! There are many great dentists in the area, and plenty that specialize in children and families. How do you know where to start? It’s important to remember that finding a good dentist is not always about the dentist’s qualifications ...
View Post

Is Poor Sleep Ruining Your Health?

Are you a chronic snooze button pusher? Is the only thing that gets you out of bed in the morning a promise to yourself that you’ll sneak a nap during the day? If you wake up feeling tired, even after getting eight or more hours of sleep, you may have an undiagnosed sleep disorder. Jack Haney, DDS can help you ...
View Post

Jaw Problems? TMJ Treatment Can Make Your Headache Go Away

If you suffer from TMJ disorder, you know something is not right with your bite. You might feel a popping sensation in the jaw, be unable to open your mouth all the way, or you might feel too much shifting when you chew. Unfortunately, TMJ disorder also causes pain. Tense and overtaxed jaw muscles and joint dysfunction can radiate into ...
View Post

4 Reasons to Choose Professional Teeth Whitening

We all try to keep our teeth clean, to prevent decay and have pleasant-smelling breath. It would be nice if keeping your teeth clean and healthy could also prevent foods and beverages from staining them. But that’s not how it works. Even when your teeth are squeaky-clean, they still hold pigment residues that darken your smile. It’s a bit like ...
View Post

Bonding vs. Veneers: Which is Right for Your Smile Makeover?

Teeth that are perfectly healthy may not always look fabulous. We want you to love your smile, however, so we provide multiple safe, effective treatments to address your cosmetic concerns. Luckily, there is a large toolbox of modern treatment options for making your smile look more bright, balanced, and harmonious. We can put things on, take things off, change shapes ...
View Post

The Importance of Taking Care of Your Gums – Knoxville, TN

When it comes to oral health, we tend to focus on our teeth. Many patients overlook their gums, while focusing solely on the appearance and health of their smile. However, no one is immune to gum disease. Understanding the importance of taking care of your gums each time you brush and floss can help keep your entire smile bright and ...
View Post

Fix Your Smile Overnight, With Porcelain Veneers

Have you had issues with your teeth for years? Have you ever wanted to change your smile, but assumed you would need two years of braces, whitening, and tooth reshaping to get there? There are a lot of people out there who are less than happy with the way their teeth look, but assume that correcting every issue is impossible ...
View Post

How Can BOTOX Help with TMJ Disorder?

TMJ disorder can cause a range of different symptoms, few of which are pleasant. When the moving parts of the jaw joint don’t align and function in perfect harmony, you may wind up with headaches, neck pain, sore facial muscles, pain in your back teeth, and pain in the jaw itself. There are several potential treatments for TMJ disorder, but ...
View Post

What You Should Know About Sealants

We all do our best to brush our teeth thoroughly every day, but some teeth are harder to clean than others. The deep ridges of the molars often look and feel clean after a brushing, but mouth bacteria are microscopic. They can hide in spaces too small for the toothbrush to reach. Dental sealants are an effective way to protect ...
View Post

Do You Get Headaches? Your Pain May Be Treatable

Do you get headaches every week? Do you always keep a bottle of aspirin or ibuprofen on hand? Many people who suffer from frequent headaches tend to dismiss the phenomena as stress-related, and therefore untreatable. In truth, most headaches have attributable causes and there are ways to reduce their frequency. You should never accept headaches as an inevitable fact of ...

Children’s Dentistry: Frequently Asked Questions

All parents want to protect their children’s smiles. However, the things we were taught about oral hygiene when we were kids doesn’t always apply today. Thanks to medical research, we are constantly learning new ways to prevent tooth decay and other oral health problems. Many parents are surprised to learn the latest advice from the American Dental Association (ADA) on ...
View Post

Preventing Baby Bottle Decay in Infants and Toddlers

We don’t usually think of babies as being susceptible to getting cavities, but you may be surprised by how common it is. When a child develops cavities in the baby teeth before they have switched to solid foods, we call this baby bottle decay. How does it happen? When a child is allowed to drink milk or juice from a ...
View Post

Honestly, Does Zoom Whitening Hurt?

Is “white” not the word you would choose to describe your teeth these days? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Most any food or drink that can stain your clothing will also leave behind traces of pigment residue in your tooth enamel. Over time, those pigments can leave your teeth looking more yellow or greyish than you’d like. Rather than limit ...
View Post

How Tooth Enamel Gets Stained – And How to Correct It

You brush your teeth twice a day, and may even use whitening products—so why don’t your teeth look as white as you’d like? Our teeth may feel as solid and impermeable as a marble counter-top, but the truth is that tooth enamel is absorbent. Eating dark colored foods and drinks leaves pigment stains deep in the structure of your enamel. ...
View Post

How to Hydrate Your Thirsty Kids – Without Harming Their Teeth!

Summer is here! If you have children, you know they’re going to be playing outside and coming back inside, sweaty and in search of cool refreshment. Water is always the best way to rehydrate when you sweat, but both kids and adults often seek out beverages that are more interesting. Sodas and sports drinks are bad for your overall health, ...
View Post

So Many Ways to Beautify Your Smile!

Let’s face it. We all feel better when we like the way we look. Think about how great you feel when you get a great new haircut or an outfit that makes you look your best. It’s always surprising how invincible you feel when you are proud of how you look. So, if you aren’t happy with the way your ...