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Clear Braces vs. Traditional Braces

In the past, straightening your teeth was considered a time-consuming, uncomfortable, and potentially embarrassing endeavor. With traditional metal braces using brackets and wires, patients had to contend with gum irritation and a restricted diet. On top of getting poked by the metal wires and brackets, those with braces also had […]

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How to Get Rid of Plaque On Teeth

Plaque is a sticky, colorless film that covers the teeth as a result of untreated bacteria buildup. Formed as a “fuzzy” coating on the surface of the teeth, plaque is very common. It typically doesn’t require outside treatment as long as patients are consistent with brushing and flossing, but a […]

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Can I Straighten My Teeth Without Braces?

While highly effective in repositioning the teeth, traditional braces can involve a lengthy and uncomfortable treatment process. Patients who have crooked teeth or a misaligned bite often experience unfavorable side effects from braces, including gum irritation, sore teeth, a restricted diet, and difficulty brushing. Some men and women even forgo […]

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Habits That Damage Healthy Teeth

We all have patterns that are part of our everyday routine, but many patients are unaware of how certain seemingly innocuous habits can be detrimental to their teeth when practiced over a long period of time. Cosmetic dentist Landon Libby, DDS and our entire dental team believe strong patient education […]

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What Should I Do if My Tooth Gets Knocked Out?

An “avulsed” or knocked out tooth is one of the most common facial injuries experienced by patients of any age. Generally speaking, you may lose a tooth as the result of poor dental hygiene, a sudden blow to the face, a bad fall, or a tooth infection. In any case, […]

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What Causes Teeth to Darken?

Coffee, wine, and tea are all prone to leaving stains on the teeth, but there are several other factors that contribute to even deeper, more visible discoloration within your smile. Dark teeth, or teeth that look orange, gray, or black, typically develop due to factors ranging from medication use to […]

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