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What You Feed Your Family Really Matters!

A lot of perfectly reasonable adults seem to think that as long as they brush and floss their teeth really good at night, the food they eat won’t affect their oral health. The truth is far different! Everything you eat plays a role in your oral health and affects the chemistry in your mouth. If your diet is high in ...
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Why You Deserve a Smile Makeover

We all want to look and feel our best, right? If you’ve ever fussed over your hair, tried on multiple outfits before an important event, or watched a make-up tutorial, then you’ve got to agree with that statement. When we look good, we feel good, and vice versa. A smile makeover is a great way to take the look good/feel ...
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BOTOX as a Complement to Cosmetic Dentistry

If you’ve got a reason to think about cosmetic dental treatments in the near future, such as an upcoming wedding or reunion, now is a great time to consider other cosmetic treatments that can help you look your best, such as BOTOX© and dermal fillers. And who needs a reason, anyway? For most of us, looking our best makes us ...
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Frequent Mysterious Headaches? TMJ Disorder May Be the Cause

Stress, dehydration, lack of sleep, vision problems, computer usage, and poor diet—mysterious headaches get blamed on a lot of potential causes! Have you tried to eliminate these factors from your life, but find that headaches are still slowing you down? If you also suffer from pain or soreness in the face or jaw, you may want to consider the possibility ...
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Exploring the Three Stages of Gum Disease

Do you have gums that bleed when you brush them? Perhaps they appear red, tender, or swollen. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may have gum disease. Did you know that periodontal disease does not often cause pain or discomfort? For this reason, many individuals are not aware they have the condition. However, there are other tell-tale ...
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Cosmetic Dentistry Options: Are Bonding and Veneers the Same Thing?

Cosmetic dental treatments are an excellent way to boost one’s confidence and make your smile look as beautiful as it is healthy. In our last post, we discussed how porcelain veneers work—but we also provide a similar treatment called dental bonding. Whereas bonding and veneers can often correct the same type of cosmetic flaws, the process and materials used are ...
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Dental Veneers Can Change Your Whole Smile

Most everyone knows a little bit about cosmetic dentistry, those tricks and treatments dentists can apply to make your teeth look better and brighter. Whitening treatments are the best known, but few people know the full extent of the transformative magic that can happen in the dental chair. If you’ve ever wondered how movie stars and Olympic figure skaters get ...
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Need Fast Whitening to Fit Your Busy Schedule

Everyone wants a brighter smile, but those easy-to-use teeth whitening treatments don’t always deliver the best results. Maybe you’ve tried using dentist-provided whitening trays, but just can’t seem to fit them into your busy schedule. This is a common problem, and you are not alone. Dr. Jack Haney provides Zoom!™ and Opalescence™ teeth whitening treatments that can remove pigment stains ...
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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. ...