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Win Steeler Tickets for Saturday – in Club West!

August 6, 2013

Who wants ‪#‎STEELERS‬ tickets in CLUB WEST for the game on Saturday!? Post a Fan pic on our Facebook page, with‪#‎steelersmakemesmile‬ to win! Winner picked on Thursday (must pick up tickets in office on Friday). ‪#‎blackandgold‬ ‪#‎football‬ #pittsburgh #steelernation


Your Two Front Teeth

July 9, 2013

It may be July, but we keep hearing that Christmas song today – “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth.” Well, guess what? You don’t HAVE to wait until Christmas for the teeth you’ve always wanted!

The two front teeth are usually the most noticeable teeth in your smile, and if they aren’t ‘up to par,’ you can feel a little uncomfortable about your appearance. We can fix that at Hayner Dental! If you are experiencing any of the below, call us today to make an appointment to fix your two front teeth!

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1. The color of your Teeth. Tooth color can be a simple fix that can help to brighten your overall smile! Sometimes one tooth can be a different color than the rest, and we can color-correct it right in our office!

2. The size of your Teeth. This is usually the biggest complaint about front teeth. They are either too big or too small. This can be corrected with veneers. Here at Hayner Dental, we can ‘fill out’ or trim down your natural tooth with minimal or no removal.

3. The position of your Teeth. Maybe you have a gap? Or you just don’t like the position of them. We can correct this again with a simple veneer if you don’t want to wear braces or Invisalign for up to a year. 

4. Chipped Tooth.  Did you know we can fix little chips and wear and tear in a single appointment? We use composite bonding that can make a quick fix to an annoying problem. If you’re looking at that edge of your tooth everyday in the mirror, come by and we can fix it right up for you!

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Just How Bad is that Candy for Your Teeth?

June 26, 2013

Did you know that sour candy is almost as bad for your teeth as battery acid?
This chart might make you think twice about reaching for one of these:

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10 cool truths about the tooth

June 16, 2013

There never cease to fascinate us – check out these 10 tips that make teeth ‘cool.’


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Soda and illegal drugs cause similar damage to teeth

June 4, 2013

WARNING! These photos are not for the faint at heart. The Academy of General Dentistry released results of a study that showed the erosive effects of diet soda can be as bad as Meth and crack-cocaine. This story has been picked up in quite a few press outlets including CBS.

Just in case you didn’t realize just how bad diet soda can be for your teeth – here’s the proof!


Win a Free Teeth Whitening for Father’s Day!

May 23, 2013

Great giveaway by a friend – be sure to upload a photo of you and dad to their facebook page to win a free TEETH whitening treatment!

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Does your dad make you smile? Share your photo and story on our Facebook page, and you could WIN A FREE TEETH WHITENING TREATMENT! Must submit by June 9th.


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Tracking Your Brushing with Your Smart Phone

May 21, 2013



Beam Technologies recently announced that they are patenting a toothbrush that will connect to your smart phone, to track how long, and how well you brush! This collected data can then be sent to your dentist, or, how Beam would like – even eventually to health insurance companies.

According to Advertising Age, ” Beam is conducting a pilot with an insurance firm and negotiating a deal to distribute  the Beam Brushes to policyholders, who would agree to exchange  usage data for incentives such as lower rates.”

Would you participate?


What to Expect from Teeth Whitening

May 14, 2013

Decided to have your teeth whitened? The first step is to be sure that your expectations are realistic.

teeth-whitening-genericIt’s important not to expect a celebrity-bright smile, as everyone’s teeth react differently to the peroxide.

If you want quicker whitening results, it’s usually  best to come in for an in-office whitening procedure. These procedures are considered safe, though you can expect some sensitivity in your teeth and gums, which usually resolves after the whitening procedure is complete.  It is not uncommon for the tooth color to “rebound” a week or two following this type of treatment, so using an at-home product such as Crest Whitestrips may help maintain the results following the treatment.

When you undergo an in-office whitening procedure, your dentist will apply the bleaching solution directly to your teeth and may possibly use a laser or other specialized device to speed up the bleaching process. You can expect to see some results after one treatment, but you may choose to have more than one treatment to get the effect that you want. An in-office bleaching treatment usually takes 30 to 60 minutes and costs vary, depending on the level of whitening necessary.

How long can you expect the benefits to last? That depends in part on your habits. If you smoke, or if you drink large amounts of coffee or tea, you may need another procedure after a few years.

If you’re interested in getting an in-office teeth whitening treatment, contact us today at 412-281-3955


Stress Can Affect Your Dental Health, too!

April 30, 2013

teethYou get up, and brush. You go to bed and brush. And Floss. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups — most of us are well-versed in what it takes to keep our teeth healthy.

But how many of us realize that the effects of stress can impact dental health?
During the day and even while sleeping, people under stress may clench their teeth or grind them back and forth against one another. Teeth grinding, officially called bruxism, can not only wear down and damage your teeth, but may also cause temporomandibular joint problems (TMJ), leading to severe jaw and neck pain!

So if you are experiencing pain in your neck and lower jaw area, it could actually be from stress!! Try to take a few minutes before bed each night to just relax, take some deep breaths – and put the cell phone down and turn off the television! You might wake up feeling better just because you’re not putting that pressure on your jaw all night!

For further information about teeth grinding and TMJ, contact Dr. Hayner at 412-281-3955.

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7 Health Problems Your Dentist Can Spot

April 23, 2013

mouthYou’ve got a cavity.

No one likes to get bad news in the dentist’s chair.

But good dental health is a reflection of good health overall — and how well you take care of your teeth may reflect how well you take care of the rest of your body. That’s why your dentist can tell you a lot more about your health than simply the state of your mouth. A routine dental exam may reveal problems with your bones, heart, or digestion because certain warning signs live inside your mouth.

And not only can routine dental check-ups reveal certain health problems, they may also prevent them. In fact, a new study presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association found that people who received regular teeth cleanings and scrapings had a 24 percent lower risk of heart attack and 13 percent lower risk of stroke compared to people who didn’t get such dental care. WOW RIGHT! 

So check out this article we came across on Every Day Health to learn how Dr. Hayner could help clue you in on these health conditions:

(read the article here)

1. Dementia

2. Heart Disease

3. Diabetes

4. Osteoperosis

5. Eating Disorders

6. Nighttime Reflux

7. Dry Mouth