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Dr. Maryam Navab, DDS

Dentist

Dr. Maryam Navab is a Dentist practicing in Encino, CA. Dr. Navab specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, Invisalign, cosmetic dentistry, dental Implants, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
24 years Experience
Dr. Maryam Navab, DDS
  • Encino, CA
  • Tehran Azad University
  • Accepting new patients

What is the difference between a cleaning and a deep cleaning at the dentist?

We suggest deep cleaning (SRP), when we see bone loss between the teeth in the X-rays, 5mm or more perio pockets during perio probing exam and calculus build-ups under the gums READ MORE
We suggest deep cleaning (SRP), when we see bone loss between the teeth in the X-rays, 5mm or more perio pockets during perio probing exam and calculus build-ups under the gums (sub gingival). But regular cleaning only cleans the plaque and calculus above the gums (supra gingival).

What is the fastest way to heal a broken jaw?

I wish there was an easy way... It all depends on how immobile his jaw can ge. The more immobile his jaw, the faster it gets healed!

Can decay under a crown be fixed?

Yes, by removing the old crown, removing the decay, and placing a new crown! Anything except that is going to cause more damage to the tooth down the road!

Does sugar cause gum inflammation?

Not directly! It can cause high blood sugar (diabetes) which causes gum inflammation.

At what age do gums start receding?

There is no specific age! It all depends on your dental hygiene, if you grind or clench, the alignment of your teeth, if you have any piercing in your mouth, and also your gene! READ MORE
There is no specific age! It all depends on your dental hygiene, if you grind or clench, the alignment of your teeth, if you have any piercing in your mouth, and also your gene!

What X-rays are needed for braces?

A Pano would be fine. If not FMX is needed. Thanks!

Can sealants be placed over fillings?

Absolutely NOT! Thanks!

How do you keep a gap in your teeth from getting bigger?

By a retainer! EVERY SIGLE NIGHT you should wear it! Thanks!

How many implants are needed for an upper denture?

For upper at least 4 implants needed for an Over Denture (Denture over implants)! Thanks!

Where do dentists get bone for bone grafts?

It depends! Please ask your dentist what type of bone graft he/she is planning to place?

Can bonding help sensitive teeth?

Yes, if it covers the erosion! Thanks!

Is it normal for teeth to wiggle slightly?

No, it's not normal. Unless you're in the middle of Ortho treatment.

How long can you leave a cavity untreated?

You should treat it RIGHT AWAY! Decay involves bacteria and it grows bigger or even make the tooth next to it rotten!

How long after dental bonding can I eat?

Right away! Or at least right away after the numbness goes away! ;)

How can I tighten my loose teeth?

I'm afraid there is no way to tighten a loose tooth at home! Please contact your dentist right away!

What are the best clear aligners?

Invisalign is the best product as clear aligners!

Can flossing push food into gums?

It depends how aggressively you floss, what type of floss you use, and how much gap between your teeth is? But usually it does NOT happen.

Are dental hygienists still working during the coronavirus?

Yes! Oral hygiene affects our immune system so some people get dental cleaning even more often to boost their immune system!