A Dental Crown Can Stop a Cavity in a Chipped Tooth

Your teeth are covered in a layer of tooth enamel that itself is made up of microscopic crystals densely packed to give your teeth the strength they need. Even though tooth enamel is very durable, it can be affected by unfortunate circumstances such as tooth grinding or chewing pencils or a bad oral injury to the point that the tooth... read more »

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 »

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 »

This Thanksgiving, Put Your Oral Health First

It would be unwise to exclaim your daily routine of brushing and flossing on the holidays will be enough to override the dangers of the excess sweets and treats that await us on turkey day. No matter how much brushing and flossing you may do, various foods and drinks could still do some damage to your teeth long before you... 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 »