Be Merry With A Bright Smile
Tis the season for family gatherings, holiday parties, and lots of selfie opportunities! Dr. Landon Libby and our team at Libby Dental would like to wish you and your families a very special holiday cheer and a happy new year! Dr. Libby would like to share a few important tips […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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, […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
Consequences of Tooth Loss
Besides the obvious cosmetic detriments to your smile, one or more missing teeth can also create concerns for your oral and physiological health as well. It’s often true that the longer a missing tooth goes unfulfilled, the more patients suffer a loss of volume and density in the jawbone. In […]Continue Reading
How to Conquer Dental Anxiety
“Dentophobia,” or a fear of going to the dentist, affects nearly 36 percent of Americans. Patients with feelings of dentophobia usually experience anxiety to varying degrees, with some able to withstand their dental appointments while others simply avoid regular dental care altogether. At Libby Dental, our compassionate dental team understands […]Continue Reading
San Diego Dentist Travels to Underserved Communities in the Dominican Republic to Provide Dental Care
Outside of their work at Libby Dental, Dr. Landon Libby — a Mission Valley-based cosmetic dentist — and his skilled team regularly travel to impoverished areas of the Dominican Republic to provide men, women, and children with necessary dental work, increasing these communities’ access to quality care. San Diego, CA […]Continue Reading
Read this before whitening your teeth.
Bleaching Teeth bleaching is a common and relatively simple procedure whereby your teeth are whitened using a chemical solution. This procedure can be performed in the dentist’s office, or at home. For home bleaching, a custom mouthpiece is created to ensure the best results. If you want a faster solution, […]Continue Reading
What’s a deep cleaning?
Deep teeth cleaning is also known as Scaling and Root Planing. It is very different from a regular cleaning. A regular cleaning focuses on the surfaces of the teeth and between teeth above the gum line. During a regular cleaning, the teeth are also polished. A deep teeth cleaning, on […]Continue Reading
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign are invisible aligners custom made for your teeth. They work in a series of trays to help shift your teeth gradually. Our teeth will typically move up to 0.25 mm per tray. Every two weeks, you will receive a new set, slowly moving your teeth towards their ideal positions. […]Continue Reading
What are the benefits of fluoride?
Fluoride is a natural mineral that builds strong teeth and prevents cavities. It’s been an essential oral health treatment for decades. Fluoride supports healthy tooth enamel and fights the bacteria that harm teeth and gums. Fluoride is especially helpful if you’re at high risk and susceptible to developing cavities. These […]Continue Reading