Dealing with Dental Anxiety or Dental Phobia

Do you regularly break out in a cold sweat when it is time to come in for a dental cleaning? If so, you should not be surprised to discover that you are in good company as 30 million to 40 million Americans experience fear or anxiety when visiting their dentist. The good news is, Dr. Douglas Hauck and our team... read more »

Can Gum Disease Cause Tooth Loss?

Can gum disease cause tooth loss? The truth is that gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, in its advanced stages can indeed make your teeth fall out. The reason is because gum disease destabilizes the gum tissue that holds our teeth in place. Without healthy gum tissue, our teeth cannot function properly or maintain a firm grasp within our... read more »

Attending a Dental Checkup Twice Each Year Helps Maintain a Healthy Mouth

Along with brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing each evening, your twice-annual dental checkup at Hauck Cosmetic Dentistry is important for maintaining a healthy mouth. This brief appointment is designed to clean your teeth of hardened tartar while also allowing us to monitor the health of your mouth and gums. Should your dentist, Dr. Douglas Hauck, find a... read more »

Bleeding Gums? We Can Help!

You probably know that you should brush your teeth every day for two minutes at a time. You also know that you should floss every day. Have you ever been told that bleeding gums is a normal part of caring for your pearly whites? Sadly, this isn’t true. In fact, bleeding gums could actually indicate more serious issues. One of... read more »

What You Need to Know About Periodontitis

You probably know that you could have to deal with gum disease if you don’t care for your teeth well. However, did you know that even if you do practice great oral hygiene, you could still need to face this issue? Gum disease can be caused by a number of issues, including illnesses and genetics. And since many individuals don’t... read more »

Understanding Halitosis

Many people have heard the term halitosis, but do you know what it is? Halitosis is more commonly known as bad breath. As we all know bad breath can be common from time to time. However, halitosis is more persistent and can be embarrassing when you are in social settings. That is why here at Hauck Cosmetic Dentistry in Newport... read more »

Does a Vegetarian Diet Affect Your Teeth?

You probably know that a diet can affect your health. Similarly, you probably know that a diet can affect your teeth—but do you know what a vegetarian diet could do to your teeth? Unfortunately, a vegetarian diet can lack some of the nutrition you need, which could eventually harm your teeth or gums. However, if you’re careful, a vegetarian diet... read more »

Why Plaque Is Harmful to Your Pearly Whites

Did you know that tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the human body? And yet, it is also vulnerable to the effects of tooth decay. The culprit lies with plaque, a clear, sticky bacterial film which coats the teeth and gum line surfaces. How does plaque work its destructive effects? Well, to begin, the mouth is a haven for... read more »