Braced-lets: A new kind of dental "bling"

If you want some dental “bling,” you don’t have to mess around with grills that cost a lot and can do a lot of damage to your teeth… You can just wear Bracedlets, a new kind of bracelet made from real orthodontic materials! Dr. Natalie Khadavi sees children and adults in Culver…

Children’s dental decay in LA: "Is tooth decay contagious from parents to kids?"

Q: A friend said that my baby could somehow “catch” tooth decay from me. Is this true? A: Yes, research suggests that the bacteria that causes tooth decay can actually be passed from one person to another – that means that kids can “catch” tooth decay from their parents, friends and other…

LA dentist for kid’s education "Cavity Crusade: Dental Evolved!" – a fun online game for children

Cavity Crusade: Dental Evolved is a free, fast-paced dental game for kids, and 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…

Culver city dentist advice Don’t delay – get screened for oral cancer today!

Oral cancer is a frightening and potentially fatal disease, but your chances of survival are greatly increased if you catch it early. In this video, actor and oral cancer survivor Jack Klugman talks about the importance of early detection. Consult your dentist or visit our office soon for a thorough evaluation. Dr….

Mar Vista Dentist question "Will switching from cigars to cigarettes improve my oral health?"

Q: I smoke cigars, and I have a lot of dental problems. If I switch to cigarettes, will that help improve my dental health? A: Cigarettes and cigars are both very damaging – not just for your teeth, but for your overall health. Cigar and cigarette smokers are at risk for gum…

Dental tooth recession "Long in the tooth": What does it mean?

Q: What does it mean why you say somebody is “long in the tooth”?A: Saying somebody is “long in the tooth” is another way of calling them old. When people neglect their gum care, as they get older their gums can recede and make their teeth look longer. Some sources report that…

Dentistry in Los Angeles: "Why do some cavities show up on x-rays, but you can’t see them in your mouth?"

Q: My dentist says I have cavities that show on my x-rays, but he can’t see them when he looks in my mouth. How does that work? A: Cavities that begin in between your teeth (also known as interproximal decay) show up only on the radiographs (x-rays) at first. They are not…

Your LA Dentist: How do astronauts brush their teeth in space?

Q: How do dentists brush their teeth in space?A: As you’d expect, brushing your teeth in zero gravity is a complicated process! In an article on the Gizmodo website, astronaut Leroy Chiao explains some of the challenges.“It is unbelievably easy to lose things,” Chaio writes. “Get distracted for a moment, and that…

Children’s dentistry "Baby root canals": What are they?

Q: I’ve heard of kids needing to have a “baby root canal.” How are they different from adult root canals? A: Kids need root canals (also known as pulpotomies) when cavities on their teeth reach the pulp chamber, the center of the tooth which houses the tooth’s blood vessels and nerves. In…

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