How to Maintain Strong Oral Health When Stressed

Did you know your stress can affect your oral health? Well, it’s true! In fact, it can cause jaw pain, teeth grinding issues, gum recession, and canker sores. This is why our dentist, Dr. Douglas Hauck, strongly encourages you to do everything you can to maintain a strong oral health when you’re stressed. You can do so by doing the... read more »

Recognizing the Symptoms of Bruxism

Bruxism is the condition of unconsciously grinding and gnashing your teeth. One of the most common forms of bruxism, sleep bruxism, occurs while one is asleep and can easily go undiagnosed for a long time. To combat the difficulties associated with catching bruxism in the act, we suggest these techniques: -Ask a sleep partner or roommate to tell you if... read more »

The Simple Facts on Orthodontic Treatment for Adults

Did you know, orthodontic treatments are not for teens or kids alone? In fact, more and more adults are now choosing to have orthodontic treatment to give themselves a beautiful and professional smile in the workplace. That is why our team here at Hauck Cosmetic Dentistry in Newport Beach, California, is proud to talk to you about how orthodontic treatment... read more »

Don’t Let Your Smile Fall into Disrepair, Use Dental Bridges!

There are a variety of dental procedures that can be used to combat the effects of lost or missing teeth. This includes dental implants, dentures, and dental bridges. However, dentures can have a stigmatizing effect due to their ability to move around on accident, and dental implants require an extremely healthy and strong jawbone. Dental bridges are a wonderful option... read more »

Super Smiles Are Created by Super Cosmetic Dentistry Services

In many cases, cosmetic dentistry is used to enhance your smile by restoring broken or discolored teeth. This includes services such as teeth whitening treatments, dental bonding, dental crowns, and dental veneers. However, what good is a tooth restoration if you are missing teeth to begin with? In this instance, there are treatments to replace your missing or lost teeth... 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 »

Restore Your Smile with Our Composite, Tooth-Colored Fillings

The battle against tooth decay is an ongoing battle that requires daily care and diligence. Nearly everything you eat is a new opportunity for bacteria to cause tooth enamel damage and potential cavities. Only with proper oral hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing can we maintain a healthy, vibrant smile.  But what happens when a cavity shows up and... read more »

Tooth Extraction Recovery Methods

There are plenty of tooth extraction recovery methods to focus on when dealing with the trials that may await after the procedure. Avoiding choking hazards and excessive swelling can be contained by following the instructions of your dentist. If your treatment recovery habits are lax, your recovery time will suffer as well. Take the time to prepare for your procedure... read more »

Cosmetic Gum Surgery

Patients whose gums are too high or too low around the teeth may benefit from gum contouring surgery. Gum contouring, also called tissue sculpting, can even out one’s uneven gum line to give you the confident smile you have always desired. Gum recession, where the gums recede away from the teeth expose the root of the tooth, making the teeth... 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 »