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Why You Shouldn't Ignore Your Bleeding Gums May 24th, 2024

Seeing blood when you brush or floss, especially vigorously, is common but concerning. A significant amount of blood usually has you speed-dialing your dentist, while you might ignore a small amount. However, you should pay attention to any sign of blood around your gums and teeth. At LivWell Dentistry in...

What to Expect During and After Your Root Canal Apr 8th, 2024

The mere mention of a root canal makes even the toughest person a little nervous. Root canals are portrayed in popular culture as a big, scary procedure; however, the reality is much less dramatic, and its benefits are immense.  A root canal can save a severely compromised tooth from an...

5 Surprising Benefits of Straighter Teeth Mar 4th, 2024

A perfect smile isn’t complete without straight, strong teeth. However, that isn’t the only benefit of having straight teeth. Though many people want straight teeth for their aesthetic appeal, there are many advantages of having them that go beyond the surface.  These days, you don’t need to be born with...

How to Make the Most of Your Dental Crown Feb 12th, 2024

If you have a damaged tooth, you might need a dental crown. If you’ve never had a crown, you may have several questions about getting one. What exactly is a crown? Why do I need one? And where should I go for the best treatment?  When your tooth is cracked,...

Do Wisdom Teeth Always Need to Come Out? Jan 16th, 2024

Of all the age-defining milestones you have to look forward to in your late teens and early twenties, having your wisdom teeth come in has to be the most uncomfortable. Your wisdom teeth are the final set of molars you get. When they come in properly, they typically cause no...

What Your Chronic Bad Breath May Be Telling You Dec 13th, 2023

Bad breath is often chalked up to poor oral hygiene. Though occasionally having lousy breath is harmless, chronic bad breath is a common dental condition called halitosis.    Halitosis isn’t merely a source of discomfort and embarrassment; it may also be indicative of underlying health issues, particularly those associated with...

6 Problems That Veneers Resolve Nov 1st, 2023

Who doesn’t love a beautiful smile? Though brushing and flossing regularly are crucial, sometimes you need a helping hand to achieve a picture-perfect smile. That’s where dental veneers come into play.  Veneers are a quick and efficient solution to various dental issues. They are also durable and long-lasting, making them...

When are Implants the Best Solution? Oct 8th, 2023

Not only does losing a tooth or multiple teeth prevent you from enjoying your smile, but it can also significantly impact your quality of life. It can make chewing and speaking more difficult and even alter your facial structure.  Although you can consider a few options to replace a lost...

Why Do Teeth Lose Their Whiteness? Sep 1st, 2023

Everyone loves a bright, white smile, but your teeth may lose their luster over time. But what causes your teeth to lose color? Is it an unavoidable part of aging, or can you prevent it?  Several factors cause your teeth to become discolored, including your daily habits, diet, age, and...

4 Benefits of Invisalign Aug 1st, 2023

If you have a crooked smile, it's typical to consider braces to achieve a perfect, straight-tooth smile. Though braces have proven effective for several decades, they have some downsides. They can be painful, hard on your gums, and don't allow much flexibility.  If these are reasons you've avoided braces in...

How to Avoid Gum Disease Jul 5th, 2023

When you think of a beautiful smile, you likely think of straight, white teeth. But what about the gums that hold them in place?  Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common and sneaky condition that can wreak havoc on your oral health, if left unchecked. Thankfully, at Livwell Dentistry in...

The Importance of Professional Teeth Cleaning Jun 5th, 2023

Everyone loves a bright, warm smile. It's often the first thing people notice about you, and it significantly influences your first impression of others.  Maintaining that picture-perfect smile requires more than just brushing and flossing daily. Getting your teeth professionally cleaned regularly is also crucial.  Beyond maintaining your beautiful smile, professional teeth...

My Breath is Always Bad. What Can I Do About It? May 3rd, 2023

Bad breath, or halitosis, is more than just an embarrassing problem – it can impact your self-esteem, relationships, and overall quality of life.  Though it's natural for breath to be less than fresh at times, chronic bad breath may indicate a more serious underlying problem. In some cases, it may...

Here's What to Expect When You Have Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted Apr 1st, 2023

For some adults, it's typical to go through the teething process again between the ages of 17 and 21, when your wisdom teeth begin to emerge.  For some people, their wisdom teeth never emerge. For a lucky few, a wisdom tooth emerging is a hassle-free process, while it's uncomfortable and painful for...

When is a Crown Necessary? Mar 3rd, 2023

One of modern dentistry's many wonders is the many ways by which a damaged tooth can be restored. One of the most common ways to do this is by getting a crown.  A crown helps to fortify a decayed or damaged tooth and restore its function, letting you chomp down...

I'm Nervous About My Upcoming Root Canal Feb 1st, 2023

If you have a severely decayed tooth, getting a root canal might just save that tooth from being extracted. A root canal is a procedure to remove any decay and diseased tissue from the inside of your tooth.  If you are scheduled to get a root canal, you might be fretting about...

My Gums Are Swollen: Do I Have Periodontal Disease? Jan 5th, 2023

People often overlook their oral health. Experiencing symptoms like swollen gums might go unchecked if not accompanied by pain. However, swollen gums might be a sign of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is an infection of your gums that can cause symptoms like bad breath, tooth sensitivity, toothaches,...

How Veneers Can Give You a Smile Makeover Dec 12th, 2022

Dental veneers are custom coverings made from dental materials to cover imperfect teeth. They are used to cover imperfections like discoloration, gaps, cracks, crookedness, and chips, giving your smile a fantastic makeover.  Veneers are especially beneficial for people who have tried other dental treatments to fix their smile with little success.  Veneers...

Getting Started with Invisalign: What to Expect Nov 10th, 2022

Have you been thinking of getting braces, but you’re dreading the discomfort and all the fuss that typically accompanies traditional metal braces? Then Invisalign might be the right choice for you to straighten any crooked teeth. There are many reasons people prefer Invisalign to conventional braces. For starters, they are...

Signs It’s Time To Consider Dental Implants Oct 11th, 2022

Missing one or more teeth can pose a threat to your oral health. Happily, modern dentistry offers several replacement options. However, dental implants bring distinct advantages.  Dr. Wenli Loo and Dr. Steve Deng suggest that most patients who come to LivWell Dentistry to replace one or more missing teeth consider...