What Causes Teeth Staining?

A bright, beautiful smile can help boost an individual’s self-confidence, while cosmetic dental concerns can dampen one’s self-esteem. Even when a strong dental hygiene routine is in place, tooth stains and discoloration that sets in over time are common issues many people experience, with potential causes including: Regular consumption of dark berries, acidic fruits, sweets, and other foods with staining agents Regular consumption of coffee, wine, dark-colored soda, and tea Tobacco use Certain medications The natural aging process Patients who have stained and discolored teeth may…

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Can Dental Plaque and Tartar Be Removed at Home?

Maintaining a strong and consistent oral hygiene routine is an important step in preserving dental health. While brushing and flossing regularly can help keep the surface of teeth clean, some issues—such as the buildup of plaque and tartar—require even more attention and effort. Plaque is a sticky and fairly colorless film that develops over teeth when sugar and bacteria build up. It can develop in areas that are hard to reach with standard brushing and flossing. If it continues to accumulate, plaque can harden and turn…

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Dr. Joseph Willardsen, a cosmetic dentist in Las Vegas, explains the distinctions between Invisalign® and traditional braces.

Las Vegas Cosmetic Dentist Explains Advantages of Invisalign® vs. Braces

Dr. Joseph Willardsen, a cosmetic dentist in Las Vegas and the head of True Dentistry, outlines the advantages of Invisalign® versus traditional braces. Las Vegas, NV – The scope of orthodontic appliances available today, from Invisalign® clear aligners to more traditional types of braces, offers effective options for correcting a variety of orthodontic concerns and conditions. However, according to Las Vegas cosmetic dentist Joseph Willardsen, DDS, some treatment options may be more beneficial than others, depending on the patient’s needs, goals, and wishes. With this in…

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Why Do Teeth Break?

The chain reaction from one or more broken teeth can be a serious concern, both in function and aesthetics. The symptoms may trickle down from being too embarrassed to smile or speak to affecting the way you bite and chew, or potentially more harmful physical side effects if not treated properly. Broken teeth can occur from naturally becoming too weak and brittle, or they can be caused by a traumatic injury or even certain lifestyle habits. Our experienced team of dentists in Las Vegas understand how…

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What Are the Consequences of Tooth Loss?

Suffering the loss of one or multiple teeth can be a shocking experience, especially if it means adjusting the way you have to speak, chew, or even the way you smile. Even more upsetting can be the various short-term and long-term consequences of tooth loss if the condition goes untreated. Although there are a few common reasons why some individuals do not seek treatment for their missing teeth – such as being unaware of potential health risks, fear/anxiety about going to the dentist, not sure if…

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