Invisalign: Is it right for me?

Come to our office for a free consultation to see if Invisalign can give you the smile you always dreamed of. It is a great choice for your orthodontic treatment if you are looking for something that is:

•Invisible. No one can tell you are undergoing orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth. That means you can smile with more confidence during treatment, as well as after.
•Removable. You can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. You also can continue brushing and flossing as usual to keep your teeth healthy.
•Comfortable. The aligners have no brackets to stratch your inner lip and annoy your tongue like conventional braces do.
•Sports Friendly. You can play contact sports without braces and wires hurting the inside of your mouth if someone or something hits your face.

** BONUS: Invisalign’s technology allows you to see your virtual treatment plan when you start so you will know what your teeth will look like after you complete treatment. This will let you track your progress with Dr. Khadavi.
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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.

Begin your path to a straighter smile today. Invisalign treatments are currently being offerred with FREE teeth whitening during your treatment. Call our office for your free invisalign consultation.

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.

Q: What can I do to help get my kids through the holidays without a fresh bunch of cavities?

A: This time of year, kids are eating sweets constantly. First there’s all the candy at Halloween, then there are all of those tasty desserts at Thanksgiving, and then there are all of the cookies and other treats in December.

Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help get your kids through the holidays with healthy teeth. Discourage your kids from having little snacks of candy or other refined carbs here and there throughout the day, and encourage them to save up these treats and eat a bunch at once. Eating carbs makes the mouth more acidic, and every time a piece of candy is eaten it takes an hour for the acid inside the mouth to dissipate. So it’s actually better for your teeth to eat a bunch of carbs at once, and get it over with.

Save cookies, cakes or holiday pies for desserts after a meal, and don’t let kids eat them as treats at other times of the day. Eating a meal first will encourage saliva production, and that saliva will help wash away the acids in the mouth.

Also, have your kids rinse well with water after they enjoy treats, and encourage them to be extra diligent about brushing and flossing during the holiday season.

Finally, speak to your dentist. We have special products like sealants and fluoride varnishes that can help keep their teeth strong. Also, we can motivate your children to work on their oral hygiene more diligently.

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.

The Haunted Mouth!

Just in time for Halloween, here’s a short educational film hosted by the spooky Mr. Plaque….

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.

Are you having tooth pain? Our office leaves appointments available for dental emergencies. This means you don’t have to wait weeks for the dental care you need. Call us today. In most cases, you will be seen in less than 24 hours.

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.

Culver City Dentist Deal on Yelp: $75 for $100

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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.

Now everyone can afford to have Invisalign treatment! Dr. Khadavi offers many payment options to fit your financial situation. We will work with you to get the beautiful, straighter smile you want and deserve. The cost of Invisalign treatment varies for each person depending on the complexity of their orthodontic problem and the length of required treatment. That’s why our office offers the consultation at no cost to you! Due to the modern dental materials and techniques that often result in fewer required visits, you might be surprised how affordable your orthodontic treatment can be. A healthy, bright smile is one of the best investments you can make in your own future, or in that of your child. To assist in fitting this investment into your budget, we provide several payment options:

•Our in-house financing is interest-free, and requires an appropriate down payment. The remaining balance is paid during the course of your treatment.
•Financing through outside sources such as Care Credit is available OAC and offers no down payment and low monthly fees paid over your treatment time.
•Patients who pay in full up front receive a courtesy bookkeeping discount.
•Automatic credit card payments. All major credit cards are accepted.
•Most major insurance plans. Our office will fill out the necessary paperwork for your convenience.

During your initial free consultation, our treatment coordinator will explain each of the financial options available to you, and will work with you to customize a payment plan that best fits your needs.

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.

Q: I brush and floss, but somehow I still always end up with a lot of tartar my dentist has to scrape off when I see him. I’ve seen those metal dental scraper instruments for sale, and I’ve been thinking of getting some for myself so I can scrape off the tartar before it builds up. Is that a good idea?

A: No, it’s not. Your dentist is trained to use dental instruments, and if you try to use them yourself you could do a lot of damage to your teeth and gums. Talk to your dentist about proper brushing and flossing, so you can be sure to remove plaque before it hardens into tartar. If you’re brushing and flossing right, you shouldn’t have a lot of tartar build up when you see your dentist.

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.

Dentist 90066: What are "toothbrush foods"?

Q: Recently I’ve heard people talk about “toothbrush foods.” What are they?

A: “Toothbrush foods” are foods that are actually good for your teeth. Unlike candy, sodas and other junk foods, these are foods that help you maintain a healthy mouth.

Some naturally crunchy foods like apples, fresh green beans, cauliflower, carrots and celery can help scrub your mouth clean, and fibrous fruits and vegetables can stimulate the flow of saliva. Malic acid, an enzyme found in grapes, strawberries and many other fruits, helps to keep your teeth white, and sugarless gum is particularly good for your teeth. When you shop for chewing gum, look for brands that are recommended by the American Dental Association. You should also check for the ingredient xylitol, because research suggests that it’s useful for reducing plaque.

Of course, it’s important to bear in mind that none of these foods can take the place of regular brushing and flossing.

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.

Q: I’ve heard that red wine can stain your teeth. Is white wine better for your mouth?

A: Some darkly colored foods – like coffee, tea, blueberries, soy sauce, colas and red wine – are notorious for staining your teeth. But while white wine may seem like it would be much less staining than red wine, it turns out that white wine can also cause stains. White wine contains tannins and acids, corrosive substances which can etch the surface of your teeth.

If you’re going to drink white wine, be sure to always rinse your mouth with water to help prevent any damage.

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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