I am unhappy with my smile. My teeth are yellow and I have crooked teeth. How can I fix it?

Dr. Natalie Khadavi sees children and adults in Culver City and serves the greater 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 that last a lifetime.

I have braces. What extra steps do I have to take to keep my teeth clean?

Dr. Natalie Khadavi sees children and adults in Culver City and serves the greater 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 that last a lifetime.

Replacing missing teeth is so expensive. What if I just don’t replace them?

The problem with missing teeth goes beyond the obvious that some patients choose to tolerate such as the appearance of an empty space in their smile and impaired chewing. Surrounding teeth begin to drift to fill the missing space. Dr. Natalie Khadavi sees patients in the Los Angeles area. Visit our website…

Why does my baby have a painful purple swelling on top of her gums?

It sounds like your baby has an eruption cyst (also known as an eruption hematoma). It’s a swelling over a primary or permanent tooth that is coming out. It contains fluid that collected around the erupting tooth which may be clear creating a pale colored cyst, or blue or purple-colored due to…

Study says: It’s not how much candy you eat, but how often

This time of year, many of us are snacking on sugary treats a lot more often than we should. But according to researchers at Temple University, your dental health is affected less by how much candy you eat than by how often you eat it. “If I eat a piece of candy…

My dentist says there are cavities in between my teeth that show up on my x-rays but are not visible in my mouth. Why is that?

Interproximal decay or cavities that begin in between your teeth show up only on the radiographs (x-rays) at first. They are not visible in the mouth until a large amount of your tooth is destroyed. Daily flossing is important to help avoid this type of cavities. The picture shows teeth with interproximal…

"How can I strengthen my enamel?"

Q: I’m concerned about my tooth enamel decaying as I get older. What can I do to strengthen it? A: Adequate saliva flow is essential for strong enamel. Saliva washes away plaque and helps prevent cavities. If you suffer from dry mouth, get it evaluated by a health professional. (Many common medications…

"How do I know if I’m grinding my teeth in my sleep?"

Q: Lately I’ve been having some pain in my jaw. I mentioned it to a friend, and she suggested I may be grinding my teeth at night. How can I tell if I’m grinding my teeth while I’m asleep? A: Nighttime tooth grinding (AKA bruxism) has many common symptoms. Look for jaw…

Johnny Depp still wearing "Pirates" teeth

Johnny Depp is currently promoting his new movie The Tourist, but these days the actor’s smile isn’t what you’d expect to see on an A-list star. Depp has revealed to Access Hollywood that he’s still wearing his grungy-looking Jack Sparrow dentures from the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean sequel, On Stranger Tides….

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Dr. Natalie Khadavi sees patients in Culver City and serves the greater 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 that last a lifetime.

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