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Teeth Staining Foods

Teeth Staining Foods

Wine and chocolate. It may be one of the best combinations since bread and cheese (but not as good as wine, chocolate, bread and cheese together). So no, this post isn’t going to tell you to avoid some of life’s best foods and drinks, only to be smart about it. Here are a few of […]

Pain-Free Dentistry

Anxiety Free Dental Visits

Isn’t it funny how everyone just like us can find excuses to delay or miss that dentist’s appointment? Did you know that more than half of adults in the country have anxiety issues when it comes to going to the dentists- just like you? Most of us associate going to the dentist with shots/fillings or […]

Baby Teeth

Toddler Dental Care Basics

A lifetime of beautiful healthy smiles starts at babyhood! It’s important to start dental care as soon as that first adorable little tooth comes in, or at the least, by the end of baby’s first year. While all babies are born cavity-free, cavities are actually extremely common but also completely preventable! And those little teeth […]

Tooth Filling in Phoenix

Save a Tooth – Get a Filling

Most people think of fillings as just something to fix a cavity, but fillings can actually fix a host of dental issues…and very easily! Some of the more common concerns that can be quickly addressed with fillings are: -Cavities -Fix a cracked or broken tooth -Tooth discoloration -Replace old fillings -Teeth that have been worn […]

Tooth Sensitivity

Ouch! Tooth Sensitivity Explained

If you’ve ever experienced sudden or severe pain when you take a bite of something hot or cold, or even sweet or sour, or when you bite down while chewing, you may have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity is actually a very common issue and luckily there are many highly effective treatment options. It helps to […]

Preventing Gingivitis

Gum Disease Demystified

Gingivitis? Periodontal disease? What exactly are these? If you’ve ever experienced red swollen gums or bleeding with brushing, you may have the very beginning of gingivitis. Our mouths are full of bacteria. At all times. Harmful bacteria builds up in plaque if plaque is allowed to accumulate on teeth. As plaque builds up, both it […]

Dental Flossing

Is Flossing Really That Important?

You know the feeling….four, five, six, seventeen days go by, and we remember…Oh man, I really need to floss… Flossing is one of those things we all know we should do regularly, but unless we really understand why, it’s hard to stick to doing it every. single. day.  The bottom line is that food gets […]

Tooth Extraction in Phoenix, AZ

So What Exactly is Jaw Pain?

Jaw pain is one of those pains that seem to stop us dead in our tracks. Millions suffer from it daily and it can be quite debilitating. But where in the world does it come from? We have a joint, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), that connects the jaw to the temporal bones in the skull, […]

Root Canal Treatment

Root Canals

“What?!?! Nooooo!!” This is often someone’s first reaction at being told they may need a root canal. Unfortunately, many, many of us have severe misconceptions about this saving procedure. Deep inside every one of our teeth is soft tissue, called pulp, containing nerves, blood vessels, and other tissues. Sometimes this pulp becomes inflamed, infected or […]

Veneers – and Why Do I Want Them?

If you’ve ever noticed someone with beautiful, perfectly-white, perfectly-straight teeth, and longed for that same smile, chances are you are looking at porcelain veneers. These are super thin shells of porcelain bonded directly to original teeth. They are very strong and resilient, and completely natural-looking. As a matter of fact, dental porcelain has the same translucent, […]

Teeth Whitening in Phoenix, AZ

Whiter Teeth in 20 Minutes

One of the very first things people notice about us is our smile. A bright radiant happy smile portrays health, confidence, and vitality! All of us want to feel comfortable enough (and not self-conscious) to flash a big beautiful grin whenever we want. However, not all of us are fortunate enough to be born with […]

Waterlase Dental Technology

What is WaterLase anyway?

WaterLase MD is the most advanced dental laser today and a virtually painless way to have a wide variety of dental procedures. The laser is a combination of water, air, and laser energy, making it by far the most gentle, precise and effective tool that we have for many common procedures. And because there is […]

Welcome to our new blog!

Welcome to the new blog for LB Dental! Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to post helpful information in the coming months. One of things we like to do for our patients is give as much information as possible, so that you can make an informed decision regarding your treatment options. There is rarely a […]

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