Q: I need to have a tooth pulled, but the tooth is in the back so nobody will ever see it. Money is tight and I really can’t afford to get a bridge or an implant. What will happen if I don’t replace the missing tooth?

A: When a tooth is missing and you don’t fill the gap, your other teeth may begin to drift out of place, which can lead to crooked teeth and gaps in your smile. Plaque builds up in the widened spaces between the teeth, and left untreated it can lead to severe gum disease. Getting your missing tooth replaced now will be much less costly than what you’ll pay to repair the damage caused by that missing tooth later!

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.

Millions of underprivileged American children aren’t receiving the dental health care they need. This video offers some disturbing statistics about the dental problems of America’s poor people.

No matter what your income level is, you don’t have to neglect your family’s dental care. At our Culver City office, we take pride in offering affordable dental care and we are a California Medi-Cal Dental Program (Denti-Cal) provider. Under this program, 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. We also offer Care Credit.

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.

Have whiter teeth today! In-office professional 1 hour tooth whitening for only $99 per arch. Now you can have a whiter smile in less than an hour. Results of up to 8 shades lighter seen with one visit. Your inital consultation is free (a $200 value) which includes exam and x-rays to ensure that you are a good candidate for tooth whitening.

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.

Mexican singer Gloria Trevi, famous for such songs as “Pelo Suelto” and “Zapatos Viejos,” injured herself last month when she took a bad fall while she was exiting an airplane. She suffered facial trauma, cracked several teeth and underwent dental surgery, but now she needs to undergo further surgery and has canceled concerts that were scheduled in Chihuahua and Ciudad Juarez.

According to Trevi’s publicist, the singer “will undergo an operation and endodontic treatment and will have to comply with the doctor’s instructions to prevent complications.”

Trevi is scheduled to return to work on Aug. 23, and in early September she will visit Las Vegas on her singing tour to promote her latest album, Gloria.

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.

Robber identified by dentures at crime scene

Sometimes dentistry makes headlines in the strangest ways… Like this AP story about a purse snatcher who was caught after police were able to identify him by the dentures he left behind at a crime scene!

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.

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