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Few Tips For The Holiday Season

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Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah just a few major holidays approaching fast. Are your teeth ready for the future damage we all know that’s going to take place? Staining of the teeth (maybe of all the red wine?), tartar build up from all the eating, maybe a broken tooth or filling because of the endless amount of nuts. Lets face it, we all love the holiday season but it comes to a point where all we do is eat and the most work we have is chewing.
Dr. Louie understands that this maybe the busiest time for you, seeing family and friends, flying out of town and not bringing all your “gadgets” that you usually use for your oral care. Dr. Louie knows all about it and heard all the stories that can happen within the months of October (Halloween) – February (because of Valentines Day). Let’s focus on the preventatives.

  • Teeth cleaned before all the chaos. I know it sounds crazy getting your teeth cleaned and then getting them dirty again after, Dr. Louie suggest you come in and get your regular cleaning, we use a more concentrated fluoride gel that helps prevent cavities to form. Scrape away all the existing tartar that forms around the gum area, so that after the Holiday season it won’t build up as thick.
  • Be thorough with your brushing and flossing. This will definitely help your oral hygiene, so stop hiding behind mouthwash and gum!
  • Water, drink lots of it. Especially for the wine lovers. If you didn’t know, wine stains your teeth. Dr. Louie suggests to either drinking water after wine or rinse, so the acids that’s in wine doesn’t stick to your enamel.

Now, let’s talk about what we can do when an existing problem is taking place. For example sensitive area around your tooth, there can be a few explanations on why it’s sensitive. Who better to diagnose your teeth than someone who works with it every single day, Dr. Louie is a professional who can tell you what is exactly going on in your mouth. Whether it’s from sensitive to a broken tooth, come in and let’s have the best Dentist in LA check it out. Ask him all the questions you may have, he’ll be more than happy to take the time and listen and explain. Being a former USC teacher, he loves to educate people and loves answering questions.

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Mouthwash Pros and Cons

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There’s always bad to the good, and in this article we will cover the pros and cons for mouthwash. And the overall solution for what you can do with this matter. Dr. Louie will give tips on how to properly use a product that you may see just sitting on your bathroom counter.

Pros of Mouthwash

  • Calms canker sores: Mouthwash can relieve canker sores by detoxing the area; it reduces the amount of bacteria.
  • Gum disease: Gums and tooth sockets can get inflamed or infected by plaque when food particles are still left over from time.
  • Cavity control: Using any fluoride rinse does help prevent cavity to form. It also can prevent Periodontal Disease.
  • Plaque: Many mouthwash reduce oral plaque, oral plaque is a sticky bio-film caused by bacteria. It hardens and becomes tartar. In the dentistry world, it’s something we try our best to remove by having a cleaning 2x a year; because oral plaque can go under the gums.

Cons of Mouthwash

  • Do not ingest: Using mouthwash is harmful for young children; under the age of five they are more likely to swallow mouthwash. If a child swallows a significant amount, it can be a health risk for that child and may need to see your doctor.
  • Alcoholic-based: Not only a threat to children but also to adults. Researchers discovered that ingesting mouthwash can cause oral cancer to individuals who use alcoholic-based mouthwash.
  • Mask bad breath: Using mouthwash can mask your bath breath, and with that you might be neglecting some dental issues that need to be taken care of.
  • Mouthwash, is not a cure: Swishing around mouthwash is not enough! If you use all three, you have a team of super heroes. Super Floss, Brushman and The Mouthwash.

Bottom line, Dr. Louie the best dentist in LA suggest you take precaution using mouthwash. Don’t just use it on its own, but also use the three “super heroes” as well in your daily routine. Now if you’re using it to mask the odor, come see us maybe there’s more to it than meets the eye.


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Dental Care – Proper Oral Hygiene Keeps You Well

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Los Angeles Dental Care – Oral Hygiene

34_6-waysBy taking good care of your mouth—both your teeth and gums—you are doing more than just ensuring you have a bright, white smile. Dr. Shervin Louie, Los Angeles Larchmont dentist, informs his patients that a healthy mouth and healthy body go hand-in-hand.

The expression, “a healthy mouth, a healthy you,” really is true, and can be backed up by growing evidence and research. To keep you smiling and feeling healthy longer, Dr. Louie, Los Angeles Invisalign dentist, shares important information about how your oral hygiene helps to keep you well every day, every year.

It is important to keep in mind the following ways healthy teeth and gums can help boost your overall health:

  • Boosts your self-esteem and confidence
  • Lowers your risk of heart disease
  • Preserves your memory
  • Reduces your risk of infection and inflammation in other parts of your body
  • Helps keep your blood sugar stable if you have diabetes
  • Helps pregnant women carry their babies to term

Dr. Shervin Louie encourages each of his patients to maintain regular dental visits to his Los Angeles dentistry to maintain a healthy mouth and a healthy body.

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Crowns and Bridges can help to Restore Your Natural Smile

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Restore Your Natural Smile with Crowns and Bridges

56_CrownsandBridges(1)In the past, if you had a broke, chipped or missing tooth your options were always minimal. With advancements in dentistry, your dentist in Los Angeles, Dr. Louie can now provide you with improved treatments to restore your natural smile. Two of the most popular procedures for restoring your smile are the installation of dental crowns or dental bridges. By visiting Dr. Louie at 321 N Larchmont Blvd Los Angeles, CA, we can help you restore your smile once and for all.

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over your damaged tooth to restore its size, shape, strength and appearance. A crown can be used to cover a misshapen or discolored tooth, protect a weak one, restore a broken or chipped tooth, or to support a dental bridge. Once the crown is installed, it will completely cover the visible portion of your tooth above the gum line.

While dental crowns are designed to restore teeth that are misshapen, discolored, chipped or broken, a dental bridge is designed to help replace a missing tooth. A dental bridge is made up of an artificial tooth, or teeth, that is anchored on either side by crowns. To install a bridge, your Los Angeles dentist will begin by anesthetizing the area around the bridge and then filing down the two teeth that will receive crowns. Next, he or she will take an impression and send it to a dental lab, where your permanent bridge will be constructed in two to three weeks.

If you have a damaged or missing tooth, contact your Los Angeles Dr. Shervin Louie at 321 N Larchmont Blvd Los Angeles, CA for further diagnosis and treatment planning. With help from your dentist in Los Angeles, you can restore your natural smile with crowns and bridges.

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Dental Consultation with Dr. Shervin M. Louie

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Dr. Louie is a Los Angeles, California-based emergency Los Angeles dentist. Dr. Louie provides his patients with valuable dental health care tips such as daily brushing and flossing at home as well as regular dental visits every six months. We chatted with Dr. Louie about the importance of maintaining an at-home oral health care regimen and the importance of a healthy smile.

Question: What is your dental background and experience?

Dr. Louie: I am a leading and experienced Los Angeles dentist, offering dental care in all phases of dentistry – serving patients in Hollywood, California since 1996. I also received an award for Outstanding Service to the USC School of Dentistry for the past 10 years and am best known for my work in cosmetic and implant reconstruction.

Why should people take their oral health more seriously?

Your mouth is so much more than just a pretty smile – it is also a gateway to your overall health. By keeping your mouth clean and healthy you may be keeping yourself healthier for longer.

What do you try to teach your patients about dental hygiene?

Taking the time to brush and floss your teeth is important, and I want to make sure that my patients understand the impact that daily care has on their oral and overall health. Besides the benefit of an improved appearance, maintaining proper dental health care can also affect a person’s health. Inflammation can happen when bacteria and debris, such as bits of food, enter the blood vessels around the teeth. When inflammation occurs, it is the body’s response to bacteria invaders.

What if inflammation reoccurs?

If inflammation reoccurs over and over again, chronic, long-term, inflammation can occur. Chronic inflammation has been linked to chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s disease. It is not clear if the inflammation causes those diseases or if it is a marker of some other cause. Either way, it is not a good sign when chronic inflammation occurs.

Anything else you’d like to add about the importance of dental hygiene?

Periodontal disease, which is caused by extensive bacterial build-up along the gums and teeth, affects 80 percent of Americans, and is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. When performed consistently and correctly, brushing and flossing can reduce the bacteria or plaque build-up that causes periodontal disease. Brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist is so easy to do, it is not expensive, and everyone should be doing it.

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Los Angeles Sedation Dentist

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SmilesDr. Shervin Louie, your West Hollywood dentist, understands that many of his patients may experience dental anxieties, but he is now offering a new solution for eliminating fears to complete comfortable dental care.

Today, you are not alone if you suffer from dental anxiety. However, it is important to understand that there are now ways for you to overcome this fear so that you can receive the dental care you need to remain healthy. With sedation dentistry you can stop avoiding even routine dental care, and begin receiving the necessary treatment to keep you smiling longer.

Through the use of sedatives, sedation dentistry helps to establish a relaxed, easy, and calm state for the patient. These sedative drugs can be administered in a variety of ways, including orally, inhalation and intravenously. With sedation dentistry, Dr. Louie, your Los Angeles dentist, can help provide you with a relaxing and anxiety-free experience so that you can go to the dentist to receive the dental care you need while avoiding the common apprehension known as “dental phobia.”

One type of sedation that is commonly used is oral sedation, which does not require any needles. Oral sedation maintains a level of consciousness for safety and cooperation, while allowing you to relax during treatment. It is important to understand that you are not asleep with oral sedation. Rather, you are in a calm, comfortable state that allows Dr. Louie, your Los Angeles sedation dentist, to successfully perform your dental procedure without complication.

Additionally, inhalation sedation utilizes nitrous oxide (N2O), which is also commonly known as laughing gas, is one of the most commonly used types of sedation dentistry. Nitrous oxide is a colorless sweet-tasting gas that is inhaled and is not irritating for the patient. This form of sedation is commonly referred to as “laughing gas” because it produces euphoria and mirth when inhaled in small amounts. Inhalation sedation can be used for the exact time span it is needed for.

Inhalation (IV) sedation is also available to significantly reduce your fears and discomfort during your next dental procedure. This type of sedation offers a quick-acting response and is extremely effective for moderate to severe anxiety. During your procedure, the level of sedation can be adjusted accordingly to allow for ideal comfort throughout the procedure.

As with any form of sedation, it is always important to have a responsible caregiver accompany you to your next dental visit. Your caregiver will drive you home after the procedure is complete and should stay with you for an additional two to four hours at home to ensure safety.

If you suffer from dental anxiety that often prevents you from receiving necessary dental care, talk to Dr. Shervin Louie, your Hollywood dentist, for more information on sedation dentistry. Through sedation dentistry, you can take the next step toward a healthy smile.

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Cosmetic Dental Hygiene – RED FLAG of Gum Disorders for Pregnant women

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A woman’s oral health can have a significant impact on the health of her pregnancy and baby.

The increased levels of hormones specifically female hormones progesterone and estrogen can lead to mild inflammation of gum tissue. This inflammation is called pregnancy gingivitis and may lead to swollen or red gums and mild bleeding during brushing or flossing. According to statistics nearly ¾ of all pregnant women may suffer from pregnancy gingivitis, which usually decreases in the final trimester.

Gingivitis that existed before pregnancy may only get worse during pregnancy. Both pre-existing gingivitis and pregnancy-related gingivitis can deteriorate into periodontal disease. Periodontal or gum disease has been linked to serious complications during pregnancy including premature birth and babies with low birth weights. Women who have gum disease are at an estimated seven times the risk of these complications than women with healthier gum tissue.

Although biannual dental checkups are recommended for most people, only about 50 percent of pregnant women visit a dentist during their pregnancy. If you are pregnant, it is important that you visit our Los Angeles dentistfor a full checkup to ensure your gums are healthy and teeth are strong. According to Dr. Shervin M. Louie, regular brushing after meals with a soft-bristled brush and daily flossing can help reduce plaque buildup and maintain gum health.

If you notice bleeding or swollen gums, contact our Hollywood Dentist a comprehensive assessment. More than your oral health may depend on it.

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Los Angeles, CA Dentist – Welcome to Our Blog!

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Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a cosmetic dentist in the Los Angeles, CA area, we’re excited you are here. With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.

As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote dental awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatment, practical dental health advice and updates from Dr. Louie and his staff.

We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best dental health. As always, feel free to contact us with any dental questions or concerns.

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