Dr. Carmella Mashian is a Dentist practicing in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Mashian 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, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
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Yes, BUT: Getting dental implants depends on how much bone you have left in the area. A CT scan can determine that. READ MORE
Zirconia is a harder material with less chance of cracking or chipping. Porcelain is ceramic and Is esthetically more pleasing to the eye. Best to use full zirconia for posterior teeth. READ MORE
Yes. It is safe. Go to an oral surgeon and take a few days off afterward READ MORE
Floss gets rid of food and bacteria in between teeth and sometimes the bacteria has a smell. READ MORE
Immediate dentures can be placed right after teeth extractions. They need to be adjusted and in most cases redone a few months after. READ MORE
Gum recession depends on a few factors. Aging does not necessarily cause gum recession. Specifically at age 38 there should not be gum recession unless you brush too hard, use electrical toothbrush too often, have gum disease, clench your teeth or etc etc....Also gum disease can be generalized or local. It’s good to check with your dentist as why there is gum recession READ MORE
If the teeth underneath the bridge are in a good shape, your dentist can recement the bridge back in. READ MORE
The best mouthwash for periodontal disease is Peridex. Must be prescribed by your dentist and is for a limited time use. READ MORE
An overbite can only be fixed with braces or Invisalign. READ MORE
Best to see a dentist ASAP. READ MORE
One of the many types of local anesthesia like Lidocaine or Septocaine. READ MORE
It is best NOT to brush your teeth after the whitening. READ MORE
Yes. Braces can fix the gaps. READ MORE
One wears dentures when there are no teeth. The bone and gums initially remodel after extraction of teeth to adjust to having no teeth, but there is no receding gums after that. READ MORE
You can drink alcohol if you are not on any antibiotics. READ MORE
If by “scratch marks” you mean toothbrush abrasions, yes. Brushing too hard erodes the enamel and is not good for your teeth or gums. READ MORE
Heat is not necessarily good for wisdom tooth pain. They are probably on the verge of erupting from the gum. Visit your dentist. READ MORE
You have to see a dentist and have xrays taken READ MORE
Yes. Fixed retainers stop teeth from moving READ MORE
Brushing with a ADA approved toothpastes is the only thing to protect the enamel. READ MORE
There are many ways one can have a cracked tooth. It depends how far the crack has gone, where the crack is and if you are in pain or not. Some cracked teeth can not be saved. Some are very simply smoothed and don’t need anything else. Contact your dentist. READ MORE
Have professional teeth cleanings done by hygienists or dentists READ MORE
You have to get rid of the source of the infection. It could be from gum disease or other things. Visit your dentist. READ MORE
Both are good. I would go with Invisalign because it is easier and more comfortable and aesthetically pleasant READ MORE
Use Crest White Strips. They are not expensive READ MORE
Root canal duration depends on a few factors: Which tooth, how fast they can numb you, and how many canals the tooth has. On average, a root canal specialist (endodontist) will need an hour for each session and it might take two sessions. READ MORE
You should see a dentist as soon as possible. Meanwhile Motrin, Aleve, etc. READ MORE
Your dentist should be able to have them ready in about a month. Takes a few visits with him for tryouts. Carmella Mashian, DDS READ MORE
-Too much sugar in your diet -Not proper brushing -Not using ADA-approved toothpaste -Not enough saliva READ MORE
Keep area clean. Healing takes time. READ MORE
It is unusual. Find out what the reason is. READ MORE
Keep the area clean. Don’t disturb the blood clot inside the extraction site. READ MORE
You cannot stop at will. Ask to have a night guard made. READ MORE
Yes. Brush with toothpaste and toothbrush. Use cleaning solutions sold in the dental section of supermarkets. READ MORE
Depends on the size of the cavity and the position of the wisdom tooth. Small cavity, erupted healthy position: Yes. Treat it. READ MORE
Implants require one or two follow up visits READ MORE
There is no waiting time for White fillings READ MORE
I favor manual toothbrush. Electric toothbrush can cause gum recession and be too aggressive. READ MORE
That is the intrinsic color of your teeth. If you want whiter teeth, you can professionally bleach them READ MORE
Smoking can cause Oral cancer READ MORE
Either by putting braces or bonding READ MORE
If your wisdom teeth are impacted, then they need to be removed surgically preferably by an Oral Surgeon with experience. READ MORE
Dentures are made by first taking an impression of your bone ridges and pouring it into a mold. Then plastic teeth with appropriate size, shape and color are set into wax and tried in your mouth. If everything is good, they are set in acrylic and adjusted in your mouth READ MORE
Nope. Flossing can remove the yellowish plaque buildup from in between your teeth. It does not alter the color of your teeth. READ MORE
When sugar or starches remain on the tooth, bacteria turns them into plaque. The plaque then turns into an acid that eats away enamel and causes tooth decay. Sometimes cavities are caused because of enamel decalcifications. READ MORE
Advil or Motrin are both fine but for a stronger pain killer, you have to have a prescription. READ MORE
To manage pain, you have to take pain medication. No other option but to see a dentist fast READ MORE
Yes. You can use a mouthwash while on a temporary crown. READ MORE
Yes. A sinus infection can cause toothache. Best to see your internist. You may have to take antibiotics. READ MORE
Best to consider dental implants if you can. Otherwise, dentures are the next best alternative. READ MORE
Not necessarily. Most experienced general dentists can handle placing a bridge. READ MORE
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