Denti-Cal dentist Los Angeles: What’s covered at your LA office?

Q: Do you accept Denti-Cal at your office, and what’s covered? A: Yes, we are a California Medi-Cal Dental Program (Denti-Cal) provider. Patients under age 20 have unlimited benefits for all services, including fillings, cleanings and extractions, while patients over 21 are covered for all emergency services. If you’re a member of…

Culver City Dentist offerring Air abrasion: An alternative to the drill

Q: I’ve heard about an alternative to the dental drill, something called air abrasion. What is it? A: We use air abrasion at our office in Culver City, and it’s terrific for adult and child patients. For decades many people have been anxious about going to the dentist, dreading the prospect of…

Jennifer Aniston’s musical dentist

On Monday’s episode of The Daily Show, Jennifer Aniston told Jon Stewart that during dental treatments her dentist serenades her with his guitar. The Friends star, who appears as a unscrupulous dentist in the upcoming dark comedy Horrible Bosses, said her “dentist plays the guitar … when I have the molds in…

Los Angeles dentist advice on Tooth decay: What causes it?

Q: What causes tooth decay?A: Tooth decay, which is also known as dental caries or cavities, is an infectious disease that causes the structure of your teeth to break down. If you don’t treat it, it can cause infection, pain and tooth loss. There are four things required for tooth decay to…

Baby’s Dentist in Los Angeles Eruption cysts: What are they?

Q: My baby has a painful, dark bump on his gums. What is it? A: It’s most likely an eruption cyst, also known as an eruption hematoma. An eruption cyst is a swelling over a primary or permanent tooth that is coming out. It contains fluid that collected around the erupting tooth,…

Dental Question Bad breath: What causes it?

Q: I’ve been brushing and I haven’t changed my diet, but lately I’ve had bad breath. What could be causing it? A: Bad breath (also known as halitosis) can have many potential causes. Frequent causes include tooth decay, gum disease, plaque and calculus build up, using tobacco products and eating odor-causing foods…

Los Angeles Preventitive dentist Chewing gum: What kind is good for teeth?

Q: I’ve heard that chewing gum can actually be good for teeth. What kind should I chew? A: Chewing gum is beneficial for your teeth, as long as you’re chewing the right kind. Sugary gum obviously isn’t good for your teeth, but sugarless chewing gum helps prevent tooth decay. Your mouth will…

Culver City Dentist advice on Canker sores: What are they?

Q: What are canker sores? A: Cankers sores, also known as aphthous ulcers, are sores in the mouth. They are yellow or white and they’re usually surrounded by a vivid red area. While they aren’t dangerous and usually don’t last for very long, they can sometimes be quite painful. The cause of…

Kid’s Dentistry in Culver City: How do you know if a child has a cavity?

Q: How do you know if a child has a cavity? A: The only way to be certain if a child has a cavity is for them to get an examination from a dentist. But if you do suspect your child has a cavity, there are several things you should look for….

George Washington: Did he really have wooden teeth?

Q: Were George Washington’s false teeth really made out of wood?A: George Washington had at least six sets of false teeth during his life, and none of them were wooden. But he did wear false teeth, and some of them were actually made of things weirder than wood! According to John Adams,…

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