"What will my dental insurance cover at your Culver City dental office?"

Q: What will my dental insurance cover at your Culver City dental office? A: There are many dental insurance plans, all offering different benefits. We accept many popular dental insurance plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross PPO, Cigna PPO, Delta Dental and more. You can read the full list of plans that we…

"Once a cavity has started, can it heal?"

Q: I have a cavity that’s just beginning. Is there any way to heal the cavity while it’s small, so I won’t need a filling later? A: You’d need to have a dentist look at it to know for sure, but it is indeed sometimes possible to reverse a cavity before it…

"Are any dental problems associated with asthma?"

Q: I have asthma. Are there any special dental problems associated with this disease? A: While asthma itself doesn’t cause dental problems, some of the medications you take for it can lead to complications. For instance, rescue inhalers (also known as adrenergic agonists) and an asthma drug called cromolyn can give you…

"Can I wait to have my wisdom teeth removed?"

Q: My wisdom teeth are coming in, and while they don’t cause me any pain they are crowding my other teeth. I’m in school now and really don’t have the time or money to deal with this. Can I wait until later in life to have them removed? A: There are several…

What’s the right way to brush my teeth?

Are you brushing your teeth correctly? Try Colgate’s online, interactive guide to brushing, and find out. Another way to find out is to visit our office. Dr. Natalie Khadavi and her staff take the time to teach you proper oral hygiene to help you stop dental problems before they start! Dr. Natalie…

"What can I do about food stuck in my teeth?"

Q: I have a bit of food stuck between my teeth, and I can’t get it out. I’ve flossed and rinsed a lot, and I’ve even tried tweezers. Nothing helps. What can I do?” A: If something is stuck between your teeth that badly, you need to see a dentist. A dentist…

"What do I do if I break a tooth?"

Q: I think I broke a tooth. What do I do? A: First, save any pieces of your tooth that have broken off, and rinse them off with warm, running water. (If your tooth is broken into several clean pieces, it’s possible your dentist will cement them back together in your mouth…

"What’s the difference between tartar and plaque?"

Q: I know I need to watch out for plaque and tartar, but I don’t really know the difference between them. What is it?A: Put simply, plaque is the film of bacteria that develops on your teeth every day. It is colorless and sticky, and it can be brushed away with a…

"Why is my tongue turning white?"

Q: Lately my tongue has been turning white. What’s going on?A: There are many possible reasons for why your tongue is turning white. Certain toothpastes can cause tissues in the mouth to turn white and slough away. Were you on antibiotics recently? If so, it’s possible you’ve developed oral thrush, a kind…

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

Q: I have braces. What extra steps do I have to take to keep my teeth clean? A: Bits of food can get stuck in your braces and cause a lot of problems, so it’s very important to be extra careful about keeping your teeth clean. Ideally you should brush after every…

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