Dr. Charles Kattuah

Dentistry
Marysville, CA
25 years experience male

Locations

Office

Marysville, CA

Address

922 H Street, Marysville, CA
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Charles F. Kattuah Family Dentistry

Marysville, CA

About

Bio

I help people to achieve optimal oral health through respectful education, with integrity, and superior service. Our team are creative, and inspired to provide a comfortable, and caring experience to all our patients. We are just plain enthusiastic to be here and help.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

612 Answers
454 Agrees
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Dehydration?: This could be due to not getting enough fluids. You may have reduced serous salivary flow as well. Have you changed toothpastes or mouthwashes recentl... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Swollen gums/Hygiene: Gingivitis is a descriptive term for swollen gums. The most common cause of this is the continued presence of plaque and tartar along the gumline of y... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Not after healing: Sometimes artificial bone or even bone from another human or animal (usually cows) is put around a newly placed implant to help it integrate with your... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Both: If you go to the ER now you may be able to get on antibiotics to help bring down (not eliminate) the infection. The next thing you should do is make a... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
That's news to me: It is amazing to me how much junk information is available to people at the touch of their fingers. Talk to your dentist about your concern and I am s... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Chew slowly: If you are biting your cheek when you are not eating then this may not help, but if you bite it when chewing food then chew on the side where you keep... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: Infected teeth often drain into the cheek. The upper part of the cheek can swell from an infected upper tooth and the lower half can swell from and in... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Gums heal, but...: It will be sore for a few days but will heal. You may want to ease up on the force you're placing on that toothbrush. If you push to hard the bristles... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Probably nothing: I think what you are trying to ask is what happens to the teeth when you drink something cold immediately after something hot. If that is the case the... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Trauma/infection?: You probably cut it or traumatized it some way from rough or sharp food. It may be infected. Try rinsing with warm salt water several times a day to s... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Same symtoms: If the tooth that had the root canal was infected bad and infection spread beyond the root into the jaw bone then you can still have residual infectio... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
I would ask them: Companies can discontinue products for a number of reasons. Poor sales, unavailable raw materials, etc. Can lead to the extinction of your favorite pr... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Thrush is wipable: Thrush is another term for oral candidiasis. It is essentially a fungal infection of common oral microbe and is easily cured with antifungal medicines... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Of course: It is hard to determine is this type of forum why your dentist did not use a dam when it is the standard of care for the procedure. I would suggest th... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
It's all marketing: No matter what toothpaste you use, brushing and removing plaque at the gumline is what prevents gingivitis. Always use a Fluoride containing toothpast... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Varies: The first teeth to erupt are usually the 2 lower front teeth at around 6 months. It is possible for babies to be born with teeth or take as long as a ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Alleve/Motrin: No otc medication will relieve any toothache caused by an infected tooth. You may be able to reduce but usually not eliminate the pain. If you have ha... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Not first choice: This is an antibiotic, but not my first choice in treating oral infections. I usually start with Amoxicillin and when someone is allergic to that go t... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes. : Having gingivitis alone doesn't mean that you have bone loss, but if you have bone loss, then you likely have gingivitis as well. Gingivitis left untr... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Depends: If one tends to have habits that stain teeth such as smoking, coffee/tea, red wine, etc. And doesn't brush well then the staining will return sooner t... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Try parsley oil: If your bad breath is being caused strictly by your reflux disease then make sure you are taking some type of acid reducer like Prilosec and you can t... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Stubborn symptoms: This is probably a result of having the flu recently. Sometimes when people are sick their immune symptoms become taxed and are susceptible to other v... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Toothpaste?: I think you mean toothpaste and not toothbrush since toothbrushes do not remineralize teeth. Most otc toothpastes don't have minerals in them but the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Look in mirror?: You can try getting a flashlight and look in the mirror. If you can feel it with your tongue then it is chipped. However there is no way to know why i... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Not likely: Your jaw muscles would tire out before any hint of broadening. However if you chew gum constantly it may increase the size of your jaw muscles which w... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
They shouldn't: I take them and they don't taste metallic to me. Different people will taste the same things differently though so it may seem a bit metallic to you. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Popping air bubbles: The sound of knuckles cracking is nothing more than air bubbles in the joint fluid popping. There is no proof that it is harmful.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Of course.: Just being alive burns calories. You will burn more chewing gum than not chewing gum.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Depends: Most surgeons use long acting anesthetics wnen removing wisdom teeth. Novocaine is no longer used in dentistry. Lidocaine is the most often used local... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Go back to your doc: You could have an infection of some type (bacterial, viral, fungal) or autoimmune disorder. This will require further testing. You did not say what th... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Gingivitis: Actually you could have a number of different issues but gingivitis is the most common reason to have blood in saliva. Advanced periodontal disease ca... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Infection?: If the swelling is related to a zit or pimple then it could be infected. You may have to see a doctor or dermatologist to have it looked at if it is c... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Reduced airway space: Snoring is caused by constriction of the space in the pharynx and oropharynx. The soft palate, back of the tongue, tonsils, uvula crowd in around the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
It's common: Your salivary glands are being stimulated by the presence of the dentures in you mouth. You'll get used to them eventually. If you can't control the a... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Not likely : Early childhood caries is usually caused by too much sugary foods and drink. Putting infants to bed with a bottle of juice or milk will cause decay al... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Not likely: Dry mouth can be caused by taking some medications but iron supplements is not one of them. If you have dry mouth then there could be some other reaso... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
It's not that simple: Diet, saliva, bacterial composition of your mouth, ph or acidity levels of the oral cavity are also factors that contribute to the development of dent... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: All it takes for most people is to try it just once.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Find the cause: Wearing dentures usually doesn't cause the gag reflex to trigger. It is possible that your upper denture may be too long or too thick. If your denture... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Maybe: Some people are more sensitive to these products than other people. Try using it in a small area first. If you get no irritation or burning then try a... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
No negative effects: It feels good to some people and there is no reason to not do it if you are concerned about any negative health consequences.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Look for a cold sore: The only way to know without actually asking someone if they are infected with hsv is to look for a cold sore on their lip.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Life threatening : Unresolved tooth infection can be life threatening. Bacteria and their harmful byproducts can spread to other parts of the body and cause infection a... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Time: Once the rash is present you have to wait it out. You may be able to prevent outbreaks by taking valtrex (valacyclovir). Ask your doctor for a prescri... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Plastic or Porcelain: Dentures are usually made of a strong pink acrylic and the teeth can be either plastic or porcelain.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Acceptance: You can make sure that you are careful in everything that you do and try not to involve yourself in any high risk behavior. Ultimately you just need ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Cold: It definitely feels better.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: This drug is a weight loss drug and is safe and effective when taken alone and not in conjunction with other weight loss drugs. If you are suffering f... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Possibly, but rare: Despite transmission of oral bacteria during cunnilingus your husband's bacterial load in the mouth would have too be off the charts for you to smell ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
Warm salt water: Have him gargle with warm salt water frequently. If they are painful you can use chloraseptic throat spray to ease the pain. Tonsils aren't routinely ... Read More
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May 1, 2014
Dr Kattuah, has some wonderfully succinct and accurate answers. I highly recommend him. Dr. Don E. Millner
Sep 2, 2013
Very knowledgeable with excellent, thorough, to the point, answers and advice.
Jun 17, 2013
Very accurate and timely responses.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you! Consulted a dentist today (emergency)- post-Xrays, it turned out to be inflammation due to food particle. Everything else is fine. Pointed out also that i-d b...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! It would be SO much easier on the patient to have 1 person vs. the usual complication of 2 due to such busy schedules. This is my experience. They talk half the situatio...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! The option chosen is not up to the dentist in this situation. Whether I want to risk having cement lodged between gum, or not, is up to me. Respectfully said.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry
Graduated 1998MD

Awards

Most Influential, Third Place, Sacramento, CA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Sacramento, CA - Winter
2013
Top Dentist, Third Place, California - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Butte Sierra District Dental Society
American Dental Association
California Dental Association
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