"The Haunted Mouth"

Just in time for Halloween, here’s a short educational film hosted by the spooky Mr. Plaque…. Dr. Natalie Khadavi sees patients in the Los Angeles area. Visit our website or give us a call at (310) 482-3971 for more information about how we can provide you and your family with healthy smiles…

Culver City Dentist: How dentures are made

From the Discovery Channel series How It’s Made, here’s an interesting look at how dentures are made.Dr. Natalie Khadavi sees patients in the Los Angeles area. Visit our website or give us a call at (310) 482-3971 for more information about how we can provide you and your family with healthy smiles…

"What are dental sealants?"

Q: What are dental sealants?A: The chewing surfaces of your child’s back teeth contain many fissures and pits. Even if your child brushes and flosses regularly, these areas are still difficult to keep clean. Plaque tends to build up here, often leading to tooth decay. Sealant is a clear or opaque plastic…

"How do you know if a tooth is abscessed?"

Q: How do you know if a tooth is abscessed?A: An abscessed tooth will usually hurt. A lot. You’ll probably be in constant and ever-increasing pain, so much that you’ll want to avoid chewing or even talking. You’ll also probably feel strong sensitivity to heat and/or cold. You may have swollen lymph…

"How can you tell if a child has a cavity?"

Q: How can you tell if a child has a cavity?A: There are many signs to look for. You should inspect the child’s teeth, looking for any dark areas or obvious holes. If the child is old enough, you should ask if their teeth have hurt recently. If the child isn’t old…

Q: "What’s the deal with Kanye West’s diamond teeth?"

Q: What’s the deal with Kanye West’s diamond teeth? A: Hip-hop star Kanye West recently appeared on the Ellen show, and he unveiled his new smile full of diamond teeth. You can see it in the clip above. Asked why he did it, West told Ellen, “I just thought that diamonds were…

The tower made of human teeth

Just in time for Halloween, here’s something really scary. A dentist in China has decorated his office with an 8-foot tower made of teeth extracted from his patients. Sure, it’s pretty creepy… But I bet his new patients floss extra carefully after they see this thing! Dr. Natalie Khadavi sees patients in…

Will dentists get a PR boost from "Glee"?

Movies and TV shows are full of scary dentists, from Laurence Olivier in Marathon Man to Steve Martin in Little Shop of Horrors. Sure, there are occasionally nice TV and movie dentists – like Hermey the elf from the classic Christmas special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. But more often than not, dentists…

"When should I first take my child to the dentist?"

Q: When should I first take my child to the dentist?A: The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) suggests that you take your child to see a dentist as soon as their first tooth erupts, and no later than the child’s first birthday. This may sound too soon, but there are good…

Not all "health" drinks are healthy!

You already know that sugary sodas are bad for your teeth and bad for your waistline. But it’s possible your favorite “healthy” drink isn’t really healthy, either. This article looks at some of the biggest “health” drinks on the market, and it reveals some surprising info. A Naked Protein Zone Juice Smoothie,…

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