Are there any good resources for dental info for seniors?

Q: There is plenty of good dental information online for kids and young adults, but not much for senior citizens. Can you recommend any good dental websites for older people? A: Many people assume that as we age we will inevitably lose our teeth, but they are absolutely wrong. With good dental…

Studying Neanderthal teeth reveals much about their lives

Teeth are useful for many things, such as chewing your food, speaking clearly, charming your date with a dazzling smile… And learning about our world’s ancient history! For years scientists believed that Neanderthals only ate meat, and it was conjectured that the lack of variety in their diets played a role in…

Is your dental office in LA open on Saturdays or evenings?

Q: I’m trying to find a dentist who will see me on weekends. Is your LA dental office open on Saturdays? A: Our office in Culver City is open most Saturdays and Sundays by appointment. We are also open during the week and evenings by appointment. Our patients are important to us….

Why is my tongue turning white?

The tongue is normally pinkish-red in color. There are many possible sources for a tongue to turn white. Lichen planus of tongue Leukoplakia which could be indicitive of a cancerous or precancerous lesion Dr. Natalie Khadavi sees children and adults in Culver City and serves the greater Los Angeles area. Visit our…

Do you know any good songs I can sing with my children about toothbrushing?

Songs can be a great way to encourage your child to brush and floss by making it fun and more memorable. There are great songs to tunes of many popular favorites like Jingle Bells, Old MacDonald had a Farm and London Bridge that will get your whole family ready to remember the…

I need a new dentist. What should I look for when choosing a dentist?

The Consumers Research Council of America says that at minimum, make sure your dentist has had the correct education and is licensed to practice dentistry. The American Dental Association recommends choosing an ADA certified dentist. These are minimum standards. If your dentist doesn’t have these than definitely look elsewhere. But what if…

Thanks to all who attended our first dental open house in Culver City!

Our first open house this weekend was a big success! Thank you to everybody who showed up to visit Dr. Khadavi and her staff and to meet the Tooth Fairy. (Rumors are going around that she might be flying by our office again someday soon.)Raffle winners will be notified January 31! The…

Is marijuana bad for your teeth?

Q: I’ve heard that marijuana is bad for your teeth. Is this true? A: Marijuana does contain tar – which is of course very bad for your teeth and gums – but it contains less tar than you’d find in tobacco. A 2008 study showed that marijuana use can lead to periodontal…

I am looking for a dentist that accepts my dental insurance. Which insurance plans do you accept?

We are currently accepting the following dental insurance plans: Access DentalAetna PPOAmeriplanAvia Dental PlanBlue AnthemBlue Cross PPOCigna PPOConnection Dental NetworkDe-care DentalDelta Dental PPODental Benefits ProviderDentalGuard NetworkDental Plans of AmericaDenti-calFirst Dental Health including Access, EPO, PPOGuardian Dental InsuranceHumana Dental PPONew Dental ChoicePremier Access PPOPrincipal Financial GroupSignature Dental Plan Uni-care Dental NetworkUnited Concordia PPO…

My gums hurt. How can I know if I have periodontal disease?

Take a Self-Evaluation Quiz To See If You Have Periodontal Disease Periodontal diseases are serious bacterial infections that destroy attachment fibers and supporting bone that hold teeth in the mouth. Approximately 15 % of adults between 21-50 and 30% of adults over 50 have this disease. You may not realize that persistent…

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