Gum problems during pregnancy

Q: I’m pregnant, and lately my gums have been sore and I’ve been getting red little bumps on my gums. Can pregnancy cause gum problems?A: Your hormones cause a lot of changes to your body during pregnancy, and this can include gum problems. Many pregnant women develop redness, soreness and tenderness in their gums, and sometimes their gums bleed when they brush. The raised level of progesterone in a pregnant woman’s body can create something that we call pregnancy gingivitis, which is an extreme response to plaque. Pregnancy gingivitis is especially common during the second and third trimester, so be sure to schedule extra cleanings then.

During the second trimester women can also develop something that we call a pregnancy tumor, which is actually much less scary than it sounds. A pregnancy tumor is a benign overgrowth of the gums between the teeth, causing red, raw bumps that bleed easily. These bumps will usually go away by the time your baby is born, but if they interfere with eating or talking they need to be removed.

The gum soreness and bumps you’re experiencing are probably related to your pregnancy, but it’s important to get examined by a dentist so you can be sure.

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.

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.

Dental Gift Cards Available

Give your friends and family the gift of a smile. Great for any holiday gift. Gift card can be used towards any dental service at our office including veneers, teeth whitening, invisalign, cleanings. What better way to show someone how much you care about making them smile. For more information, contact the office today!

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.

radiografías dentales

Q: Me preocupo por conseguir las radiografías dentales. ¿Qué tan peligrosos son?

R: Algunas personas están preocupadas acerca de la radiación cuando se radiografías dentales, pero en realidad no hay necesidad de preocuparse. Lo creas o no, simplemente por estar al aire libre durante una hora, su cuerpo está absorbiendo más radiación de lo que es cuando usted recibe un conjunto completo de radiografías dentales. Y radiografías digitales son aún menos radiactivo!

Si está nervioso acerca de las radiografías dentales, hable con su dentista al respecto. En realidad está más en peligro por no obtener las radiografías dentales … Si usted no recibe los rayos X, su dentista puede pasar por alto algo importante.

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.

Dental Fears and Phobias

Tell us about your dental fears, trauma stories and phobias. We want to know. Also, tell us what qualities about a dental office and dentist make you feel more comfortable. Our office strives to make a visit to the dentist as pleasant and painless as possible.

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.

Flossing Teeth


Q: How often should I floss my teeth?

A: Ideally you should floss after meal, but at minimum you should floss once a day.

Flossing is an essential part of maintaining dental health, as it removes plaque and food debris from the spaces between your teeth that a toothbrush can’t reach. And flossing isn’t just good for your teeth. Studies have shown that flossing actually helps to prevent strokes and heart attacks.

If you are not 100% certain of the best way to floss, visit our office and we will be happy to give you a demonstration.

Dr. Natalie Khadavi sees patients in the Los Angeles area. Visit our website and give us a call at (310) 555-555 for more information about how we can provide you and your family with healthy smiles that last a lifetime.

TV Glasses Now Available During Treatment!

Our office continually tries to improve our patients’ dental experiences. We are excited to announce that we know offer tv goggles during dental treatment. Enjoy a movie while your dental treatment is completed. A visit to the dentist has never been this easy.

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 Teeth Whitening Pen

 Through June 30, 2012 we are offering all of our new patients who complete an exam and cleaning a FREE Teeth Whitening Pen!

SIMPLE Takes only seconds to apply
CONVENIENT Easy to use, anytime, anywhere
SAFE Clinically proven to safely whiten teeth with no reported sensitivity
HASSLE FREE No trays, no strips
COMPACT Goes anywhere, easily stored in a pocket or purse
INVISIBLE Whitens teeth discreetly with no change in speech pattern

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.

Zirconia Crowns

Zirconia has become the material of choice for crowns and bridges in both the anterior and posterior regions. Utilizing the latest technology, our office is proud to use Trident dental laboratory in order to deliver an array of different brands providing a better fit, uncompromised beauty, and the utmost in strength. We make it easy for you to provide a reliable, esthetically pleasing zirconia restoration at the right price.


Benefits of Zirconia Restoratives:

  • Excellent Marginal Integrity
  • Superior Strength and Reliability
  • Delivers Metal-Free Restorations
  • Results in Patient Satisfaction and Acceptance
  • Uncompromised Esthetics

All of our crowns use FDA approved materials. Our lab uses XRF (X-Ray Fluorescence) Technology is used to test all restorations for hazardous elements. All crowns come with a Material Certification Report is provided with each case to ensure the restoration is as prescribed.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.

Children’s Dental Book

Highly recommended reading!

Sam and the Sugar bug, teaches children to brush their teeth in a fun and interesting way. With interactive narration and beautiful color photos, the book promotes reading skills as well as teaches them the importance of brushing. Now available on iBooks
 
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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