"Do children need to use a special toothbrush to keep their teeth healthy?"

Q: My child needs a new toothbrush, and I already have a few adult-size toothbrushes around the house. Can my child use an adult toothbrush? A: A child needs to use a toothbrush that’s made just for kids. Children’s toothbrushes are designed to be the right size for a kid’s mouth. Larger…

Clara Cleans Her Teeth

Here’s another educational silent movie that Walt Disney made about dental hygiene. This one’s from 1926, and while the clip is sometimes a little hard to make out, it’s still fun to watch. Dr. Natalie Khadavi sees children and adults in Culver City and serves the greater Los Angeles area. Visit our…

"How did people clean their teeth before toothbrushes and toothpaste?"

Q: How did people used to keep their teeth clean in the days before toothpaste and toothbrushes? A: Modern toothbrushes and toothpaste weren’t invented until early in the 20th century. Before that, people tried many different ways to keep their teeth clean. Ancient civilizations used to chew the end of a twig…

Simroid, the dental patient robot

Simroid is a Japanese, high-tech training robot for dentistry students. It looks amazingly like a real person, and it can simulate human responses to pain. Check it out in this clip. Dr. Natalie Khadavi sees children and adults in Culver City and serves the greater Los Angeles area. Visit our website or…

"Is a sore jaw a symptom of a heart attack?"

Q: I’ve heard that a sore jaw can be a symptom of a heart attack. Is this true? A: While a sore jaw can indeed be symptomatic of a heart attack, a sore jaw can also be the result of grinding your teeth while you sleep and other problems that are much…

90066 dentist found clip on How toothbrushes are made

This clip from the UK version of the popular TV series How It’s Made reveals the manufacturing process of toothbrushes. It’s more complex than you’d think! 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…

Don’t be a Yuck Mouth!

Here’s a classic public service announcement from the 1970s. Play this video for your kids, and they’ll be singing this song all day! 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…

Vote for which graphic warnings should appear on cigarette packaging

We’ve covered this before, but we wanted to remind you that the FDA is planning to change cigarette packages so that they’ll depict cancer victims, corpses and other grim images, and they’re currently asking citizens to vote on which images will be used. You can see all 36 here, but be warned…

Culver City Dentist 90066 says There’s no excuse for not flossing!

You already know that flossing is essential to keep your teeth healthy, but maybe you have excuses for why you don’t do it. You think you don’t have enough time in the day, or you’re not coordinated enough to floss. Well, the folks at Web MD have a good article online that…

"Cavity Crusade: Dental Evolution!" – a fun online video game for kids

Cavity Crusade: Dental Evolution is a fun, free, fast-paced dental game for kids. You can play it online without having to download anything. Check it out by clicking here. Dr. Natalie Khadavi sees children and adults in Culver City and serves the greater Los Angeles area. Visit our website or give us…

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