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How Bad Breath Can Help You Improve Your Oral Health

Relationships matter. It’s important to protect your personal and work connections. There’s a common problem that can have a negative impact on your social life. It’s clinical name is halitosis but you probably know it simply as bad breath. More than a mint can solve It’s easy to dismiss it and pop a breath mint or stick of gum in ...
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Why Choose Tooth-Colored Fillings (Next to the Obvious Reason)

Some dental treatment should go unnoticed. Even so, you want the health benefits to align with your appearance. Tooth-colored dental fillings fit this category. You can have your tooth restored without it being noticeable. Metal fillings were once the common treatment for treating your tooth decay, cavities, or tooth damage. Tooth-colored resin (composite) is now the preferred choice for restoring ...
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What is a Root Canal, Really?

There’s a known “villain” among dental treatment. The mere mention of it can put distance between you and a dental chair. A root canal has a bad reputation. And it’s somewhat unfair given the outcomes. The pain associated with today’s root canal therapy is unfortunate. Worse, your avoidance of the treatment when it’s necessary can lead to more serious dental ...
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Why Dentures Are a Common and Effective Solution for Your Missing Teeth

Who wants to be without options? Having an option when you’re faced with tooth loss provides confident relief. Dentures are a common and popular restorative dentistry treatment when you need a solution for total or partial tooth loss. Full dentures, partial dentures, and implant supported dentures restore your ability to confidently eat, chew, and speak. Beyond confidence Your tooth loss ...
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What Dental Bonding Does to Improve the Health and Appearance of Your Teeth

Mention cosmetic dentistry and you’ll probably think of two popular treatments. Teeth whitening and veneers get much deserved attention. But there’s another treatment that’s gaining ground. Dental bonding is not only a simple procedure but the cost savings are notable by comparison. Bonding is a versatile solution for treating your damaged or unattractive teeth. The tooth colored resin that’s used ...
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How Botox Can Solve a Few of Your Dental Related Problems

Botox can do more for you and your dental health than you might realize. It’s common to think of the cosmetic treatment as a wrinkle remover. Over 20 years of practical use has proven that Botox has more to offer you. In fact, it has become an accepted treatment alongside many dental procedures. Botox Treatment Benefits: Reduce your face and ...
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Why Dental Crowns are a Long-term Solution for Tooth Restoration

Teeth are tough. But they’re also vulnerable and will occasionally require restoration. It’s essential that you care for them to help assure they stay healthy. Even so, your teeth can be damaged by disease, decay, or other damage that requires restorative dentistry. What a dental crown does for your tooth’s lifespan Tooth restoration should look natural. It should also improve ...
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Why Your Actions Matter During a Dental Emergency

Accidents, trauma, emergencies. These don’t happen on schedule. In fact, they most often catch you off-guard. When you’re faced with a dental emergency it’s essential to your oral health that you act promptly and appropriately. What first-response looks like Increased risk and health issues can multiply if you delay your response during a dental emergency. Your immediate attention will help ...
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Why There’s More to a Toothache than Pain and Discomfort

Pain avoidance is understood. When that’s not possible it’s important to take the next step. Your body from head to toe is “wired” to communicate when something requires attention. For example, a toothache can signal that your teeth, gums, or both are at risk. The risk might be something minor or it could be a sign that treatment is necessary. ...
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Gum Irritation? Why You Should Listen to What You Hear About Gingivitis

Not everything you hear is true. It would be helpful to know what is, right? This matters more when it comes to health related information. For example, television dental product commercials frequently mention one condition. Gingivitis. There’s a reason for the attention. Gingivitis is the first, early phase of a condition known as periodontal (gum) disease. Its impact on your ...
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How Dentistry Can Improve Your Sleep (and Your Health)

Next to your hours working you invest a significant amount of time doing this. What? Sleeping. More data is being discovered about the impact of a quality night’s sleep on your health. It’s also being revealed that interruptions to your sleep can create a number of health and lifestyle risks. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a condition that affects 18 ...
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What Your Jaw Pain Could Be Revealing About Your Dental Health

Persistent headaches are annoying. That’s not news to you, right? The same is true of jaw and neck pain. And equally troubling can be the popping sound that occurs when you open or close your mouth. TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is often the source of the chronic pain you feel in your head, neck, and jaw. The “pop” you occasionally hear ...
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The Dental Implant Solution and Why It’s a Good Choice for Tooth Loss

Dental-ly speaking it’s demoralizing. What? Tooth loss! Losing one tooth can alter your appearance. More than that, if ignored, that single missing tooth can set in motion a number of dental problems. Dental implants join the list of restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments to solve your tooth loss issue. It’s common to think dental bridge or (depending on the number ...
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How To Get the Most Value from Your Dental Insurance Benefits

Political seasons remind us of something. What, among a lot, you ask? You have a “voice,” a vote in the outcome. The results don’t always go your way, of course. But your voice counts. More often than every four years you have a “voice” in your dental care. Your dental insurance benefits are yours to use. And the important thing ...

How Porcelain Veneers Have Earned their Reputation Among Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Change can be easier than you think. The biggest challenge with changing something about your health and appearance is the decision to do so. Then you’re faced with options. Which to choose? Cosmetic dentistry provides you a variety of health and appearance changes. Porcelain veneers are recognized as a superior choice among cosmetic procedures. Where the appeal occurs Stained, uneven, ...

Celebrating Dentist’s Day With a Dazzling Smile

Did you know that every year, March 6th is celebrated as Dentist’s Day. While your dentist in Knoxville, Dr. Jack Haney, may not rate as high on the popularity chart as your favorite actor or musician, the professional dental care you receive is valuable nonetheless. In fact, we take great satisfaction in helping our patients achieve dazzling, healthy looking smiles …

Our FREE Gift to You!

Our Knoxville TN Dentist thinks our patients are the greatest We love seeing your beautiful smiles every day and sharing a laugh while catching up on the latest news. Because we appreciate your continued loyalty to our office and team, we love it when we have the opportunity to reward that loyalty. We’ve Got What You Need As partners in your …

7 Tips to Host An Awesome Holiday Party

Lights! Family! Desserts! The holiday season can be an exhilarating time! But, for many, it can also be a tad on the stressful side – especially when it comes to entertaining. Each year, there seems to be more pressure to host the perfect party … and with our 7 simple tips, we want to make it a whole lot easier …

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Is Teeth Whitening Safe? Here’s What You Need to Know Before You Whiten.

We all want a bright, sparkling smile for winter festivities! However, if your teeth are less than lustrous, you might consider teeth whitening to get your smile photo ready. Before you choose a teeth whitening solution, there are a few important things you need to know: First things first: Talk to Dr. Haney before whitening. Before you decide to whiten, it’s …

What’s Living In Your Mouth…and What’s It Doing To Your Heart?

What’s living in your mouth? Why is it there? It’s 11:30 at night. You’ve worked another long day. The kids are finally asleep. All you want is to crawl into bed and close your eyes. Brushing and flossing your teeth seems like a daunting task. You’re sure it’ll be ok to skip it tonight as you drift off to sleep. …