Q: My kids think it doesn’t really matter if they brush now, because someday their baby teeth will just be replaced by adult teeth anyway. Does it really matter if baby teeth decay?
A: It’s very important to prevent tooth decay, even in baby teeth (AKA primary or deciduous teeth.) It may not be necessary to fill a small cavity in a baby tooth if the tooth will soon be lost, but it’s a different matter if it’s a baby tooth that could last for years. Cavities can hurt just as much in baby teeth as in permanent teeth, and untreated infections can become dangerous. Your children’s permanent teeth develop right under their baby teeth, so tooth decay can affect the growing adult teeth along with the baby teeth. Also, the baby teeth serve as placeholders for the adult teeth, so if the baby teeth fall out too soon, the adult teeth may grow in crooked.

It’s essential to teach your children proper oral hygiene now, so they will grow up knowing how to take care of their teeth for the rest of their lives. Check their teeth after they’ve brushed and flossed to make sure they’re doing it correctly, and take them to the dentist for regular cleanings.
Dr. Natalie Khadavi sees patients in the 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.

Katy Perry Doesn’t Want Any More Cavities

Katy Perry brushes her teeth 6 times daily. She says that as a child, she had 13 cavities and that prompted her to want to keep her teeth clean. I hope she is flossing too. Cavities in between teeth (interproximal decay) is only prevented by daily flossing. It’s good to hear good oral health is being promoted by the media in some articles for a change.

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.

Are you at Risk of Cavities?

Take this cavity risk quiz to find out. It’s a great interactive quiz by Delta Dental that can tell your dental risks and also give you good tips for better oral health.

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.

We all know by now that fruit juices and soft drinks have sugars and acids that can be harmful to your teeth. According to a new study in a journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, one of the best drinks for your oral health is brewed tea. The study found that the effect of tea on tooth enamel was similar to that of water, which has no erosive effect. The study showed that drinking brewed teas resulted in dramatically less enamel loss than drinking soft drinks and fruit juices.

Another recent study conducted in Japan found that green tea has added oral health benefits due to the natural antioxidant compounds called catechins that are in it. This study, published in the Journal of Periodontology, focused on men who had some indications of gum (periodontal) disease such as bleeding or receding gums. Almost all the men who drank a minimum of one cup of green tea each day showed improvement in gum recession and their gums bled less. The researchers suggested that the improvement was the result of catechins in the green tea that interfere with the inflammation that results from bacteria in the mouth.

It’s a great idea to replace tea for your other refreshment options. Just avoid anything with added sugar or citric acid, as these can be harmful to your teeth.

Drink Brewed Tea to Avoid Tooth Erosion. Academy of General Dentistry
Relationship Between Intake of Green Tea and Periodontal Disease. Journal of Periodontology, Vol. 80, No. 3, 2009.

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.

Come visit us at the Fox Hills Mall Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 from 1pm-4pm! Our office will be there with the YMCA to educate the community about good dental health. We will have a fun, educational presentation for children about dental health and the importance of good dental hygiene. FREE visual dental screenings by Dr. Khadavi will be provided. Last year, more than 2000 children participated. Don’t let your family miss out on this fun, educational weekend. More details to come as we come closer to this date. Stay tuned…..

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.

FREE 2nd Opinion/Consultation

Did you go to the dentist within the past month and question the diagnoses made or the prices you were quoted for the procedures? Come to our office with a copy of your x-rays and treatment plan for a free consultation. We will provide you with a full listing of all your treatment options. We will also give you a complete estimate of costs involved. Our office is here to help you make an informed decision.

Valid through March 31, 2012

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.

para blanquear los dientes

Este mes solamente. Una hora en la oficina de blanqueamiento dental profesional por sólo $ 199!
Tener una sonrisa más blanca para comenzar el año 2012. Llame ahora para obtener más información sobre esta oferta por tiempo limitado. (310) 482-3971

Debe estar en buena salud oral para calificar.

Dr. Natalie Khadavi atiende a niños y adultos en Culver City y sirve a la mayor área de Los Ángeles. Visite nuestro sitio web o llámenos al (310) 482-3971 para obtener más información acerca de cómo podemos brindarle a usted ya su familia con una sonrisa sana para toda la vida.

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.

¿Sabía usted que?

La buena noticia es que el número de muertes boca y la garganta del cáncer ha ido disminuyendo en los EE.UU, pero la noticia no tan buena es que las tasas de cáncer oral sólo han estado cayendo para los estadounidenses con al menos una educación secundaria.

Los investigadores tienen teorías diferentes sobre por qué esto está sucediendo. Los estadounidenses más pobres y menos educadas tienden a fumar más, por ejemplo, y son menos propensos a contraer cáncer a tiempo porque no tienen acceso a servicios de salud.

Dr. Amy Chen en la Escuela de Medicina de la Universidad de Emory en Atlanta, dijo a Reuters Health que la educación es fundamental.

“La inversión en educación es muy importante no sólo para el estado de salud de la población, sino también por la situación económica de la población”, dijo Chen.

Dr. Natalie Khadavi atiende a niños y adultos en Culver City y sirve a la mayor área de Los Ángeles. Visite nuestro sitio web o llámenos al (310) 482-3971 para obtener más información acerca de cómo podemos brindarle a usted ya su familia con una sonrisa sana para toda la vida.

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.

Tiene Emergenia Dental ? Llamenos!

Todos sabemos que las emergencias dentales ocurren. Accidentes dentales ocurren. Nuestra oficina reconoce que estas posibilidades y lo mira como una oportunidad para servir a nuestros pacientes. No se necesita hacer cita en nuestra oficina. Acaba de llegar durante las horas de oficina y haremos nuestro mejor esfuerzo para accommadate. Mejor aún, llame a nuestra oficina hoy y vamos a hacer una cita ese mismo día. Esto reducirá al mínimo el tiempo de espera debido a que dejan vacantes cada día para este tipo de emergencias dentales.

Dr. Natalie Khadavi atiende a niños y adultos en Culver City y sirve a la mayor área de Los Ángeles. Visite nuestro sitio web o llámenos al (310) 482-3971 para obtener más información acerca de cómo podemos brindarle a usted ya su familia con una sonrisa sana para toda la vida.

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.

TOOTH WHITENING SPECIAL FOR JANUARY ONLY

This month only. 1 hour in-office professional tooth whitening for only $99!!!
Have a whiter smile to start 2012. Call now for details on this limited time offer. (310) 482-3971

Must be in good oral health to qualify.

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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