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Helping Your Kids Learn and Love To Brush Their Teeth
ANY PARENT KNOWS that getting your child to do certain things like eat their veggies, clean their room and even brush their teeth can be difficult. But the reality is that tooth decay is the number one disease affecting young children today.
To combat this, kids need to learn and love to brush their teeth early on in their lives. Our goal is to help your children maintain bright, healthy smiles and help them learn early the importance of good oral hygiene.
Let’s Catch Up On Some Of The Basics
Your child’s first dental visit should be when their first tooth appears, or around their first birthday. Once teeth emerge, you can start brushing them. Brush your child’s teeth twice a day with a child-sized toothbrush and only a smear of toothpaste (the size of a grain of rice). When two teeth begin to touch, it is time to start flossing!
From the ages of three to six, you can use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. Remind children not to swallow the toothpaste. Continue to help your child brush their teeth until you feel that they can correctly do so on their own.
Our Top Tips On Teaching Your Kids Good Oral Hygiene
It may not be easy, but it will definitely be worth it to teach your kids the value of taking care of their teeth. Here are some things you can do to help them understand just how important a task it is, and even how fun it can be!
Teach Them Why
When kids understand the reason behind something, they are more inclined to do it. You can even make it more interesting by spinning it into a fun story and giving the bacteria in their mouths a name, like the plaque monsters or tooth bugs!
Let Them Participate
Allowing your child to pick out their toothbrush, toothpaste and floss is a great way for them to participate. If you use a timer to help them brush their teeth for the full two minutes, let them press the button. Find ways to get them involved!
Use Positive Reinforcement
Parents know better than anyone what kids will do for prizes. One idea is to use a sticker chart. Every time they brush their teeth well, without complaining, they get to put a sticker on the chart. When the chart is full, they get a prize!
Make It Fun
Whether you turn on their favorite two-minute song or have them brush their stuffed animal’s teeth first, making it fun is key to helping your child love brushing time. There are also many Smartphone apps out there dedicated to making oral hygiene more fun!
You can even show them this fun video to help encourage them to brush their teeth!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy8JurvYlH4
We Are Proud Partners of Parents
Although getting your child to love brushing and flossing their teeth is difficult at times, remember that we are your allies in helping ensure their lifelong oral and overall health. If your child is still struggling with brushing and flossing, let us know, we are here to help.
Thank you for your trust in our practice.
Fresno Smile Makeovers, Sam Namdarian DMD, FAGD
 

Periodontal disease can increase chance of breast
cancer in post menopausal women - Dentistry.co.uk 

IT’S AMAZING how nearly every aspect of health is related to oral health! 
At Fresno Smile Makeovers we are not just concerned with our patients' teeth, but total well-being.
Check this out!
http://www.dentistry.co.uk/2016/01/11/periodontal-disease-can-increase-chances-of-breast-cancer-in-postmenopausal-women/

Oral cancer screening is an examination performed by a dentist to look for signs of cancer or precancerous conditions in your mouth.
The goal of oral cancer screening is to identify mouth cancer early, when there is a greater chance for a cure.
All dentists must perform an examination of your mouth during a routine dental visit to screen for oral cancer.
In the United States approximately 36,500 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer each year and about 7,900 will die from the disease.
Check out for these signs:
Chronic sore throat with or without swelling
Alterations to the color, and texture of mouth tissue
Lump in the neck area
Persistent painful swallowing

Call us today at Fresno Smile Makeovers to schedule an appointment  for oral exam.

Evidence has shown that treating sleep apnea can reduce the risk of a stroke or heart attack. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common form of sleep apnea. Snoring can be one of the warning signs of sleep apnea. It occurs when the air way is blocked and causes the throat tissue to vibrate. This condition decreases the concentration of oxygen level in the blood stream and increases the blood pressure which both can increase the risk of a stroke or heart disease.
Some of the other symptoms of sleep apnea are:

- Weight gain
- Tiredness and fatigue during the day
- Waking up frequently during the night

If you are concerned about sleep apnea or any sleep disorder, the first thing to do is to consult with medical doctor. After having sleep test, and sleep apnea diagnosis, then your dentist can help you fabricate a customized oral appliance that will open your airway, and you can breathe better and have a good night’s sleep.

 

Saliva is an important part of our oral health, which contains proteins, minerals, and antibodies that prevents tooth decay. Dry mouth (or xerostomia) is a medical condition due to lack of saliva. Some of the reasons that cause dry mouth include medications, medical treatment, and tobacco use. Good oral hygiene by brushing twice a day and flossing after each meal are very important for people who are diagnosed with dry mouth.
Your dentist may suggest a special oral gel or rinse to help restore moisture and reduce your risk for cavities.
Other ways to keep your mouth moisture include:

- Chewing sugar-free gum

- Avoiding carbonated drinks, caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol

For more information, click the link below to read the article published by the American Dental Association (ADA):
http://www.ada.org/~/media/ADA/Publications/Files/ForThePatient_0215.ashx

Sleep Apnea is a sleep disorder that occurs when the airway is blocked and causes the throat tissue to vibrate. Sleep disorders cause several major health threatening problems and can also speed memory loss. The University of Michigan Health System studies on 147 children ages 3 to 12 who were suspected of having sleep apnea. The result shows children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) have a lower level IQ and some of them have behavior issues such as inattention, hyperactivity, social problems, and perfectionism. According to this study, by treating sleep apnea they can approach the higher level of IQ. Also, proper sleeping will lead to behavioral improvements in future.

http://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/industrynews/item/656-sleep-apnea-affects-high-achieving-students-too

#SleepApnea #Fresno #Dentistry #FresnoSmileMakeovers #SleepDisorder #TreatSnoring
 


 

TOOTHACHES ARE A SIGNAL that something is wrong, and should not be ignored even if pain is off-and-on. Although tooth decay is often the main reason of a #toothache, a dental examination is required to identify the cause. Other causes of toothache can be due to gum disease, infection, tooth trauma, bite trauma, teeth grinding, and tooth eruption (babies & children)

Contact your dentist if you feel any discomfort or pain in your mouth.
 

#Fresno #Toothdecay #Fresnosmilemakeovers #Dentistinfresno #Clovis #Dentist #Cosmeticdentistry #Teeth #gumdisease

Image by Edu Alpendre used under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 license. Image cropped and modified from original.

February is Children’s Dental Health Month. Has your child seen a dentist? Taking your child to the dentist at an early age is the best way to prevent oral health problems. A trip to the dentist also can educate you on how to properly care for your child’s teeth and to identify his or her dental needs. Early visits will help to familiarize your child with the dental office, too, which helps to reduce anxiety and fear, and make visits more stress-free in the future.

Can tooth decay affect infants?
Yes. Tooth decay in infants and young children most often occurs in the upper front teeth. This decay, commonly referred to as “baby bottle tooth decay,” is caused by prolonged exposure of a child’s teeth to liquids containing sugars. Your dentist can tell you more about what you can do to help prevent the development of this condition.
When should my child first see a dentist?
The ideal time is six months after your child’s first (primary) teeth erupt or by the child’s first birthday. This time frame is the perfect opportunity for the dentist to carefully examine the development of your child’s mouth. Your dentist may even provide or recommend special preventive care to thwart oral health problems.

How can I protect my child’s oral health?
Parents should provide their child’s oral hygiene care until the child is old enough to take responsibility for the daily routine of brushing and flossing.
A proper regimen of preventive home care is important from the day your child is born. To help prevent tooth decay, talk to your dentist and follow the tips below:
Clean your infant’s gums with a clean, damp cloth after each feeding.
As soon as the first teeth come in, begin brushing them with a small, soft-bristled toothbrush and water. If you are considering using toothpaste before your child’s second birthday, ask your dentist first.
To avoid teeth misalignment due to sucking, monitor excessive sucking of pacifiers, fingers, and thumbs.
Never allow your child to fall asleep with a bottle containing milk, formula, fruit juice, or sweetened liquids.
Avoid filling your child’s bottle with liquids like sugar water and soft drinks.
Encourage children to drink tap or fountain water.
If you purchase bottled water, make sure that it is fluoridated. Fluoride makes the entire tooth structure more resistant to decay and promotes mineralization.
Find out if your public water supply is fluoridated. If it is not, your dentist or your physician may prescribe fluoride supplements.
To build self-confidence, encourage the child to brush his or her own teeth when he or she is old enough. Always monitor the child’s brushing technique and thoroughness to ensure proper technique.
The best way to teach a child how to brush is to lead by good example. Allowing your child to watch you brush your teeth teaches the importance of good oral hygiene.

Does the AGD offer any resources for my family?
Yes! Check out the Academy of General Dentistry’s (AGD) consumer Web site, www.KnowYourTeeth.com—the Internet’s go-to resource for all things dental. Areas of the Web site include a dental diary with helpful calendar reminders, useful articles on dental care and oral health for patients of all ages, a “Life of a Tooth” animated timeline that explains how the teeth and mouth change over a lifetime, a dental advisor to whom you can pose questions, information on finding a highly qualified general dentist for your family, and much more!



 

If you are pregnant, it is very important to see a dentist in a regular basis. A sudden surge in hormones particularly estrogen and progesterone can affect the oral health, and can accentuate the way that gum tissues respond to plaque. It is imperative for you to maintain dental and gum hygiene and keep your dental appointment with your dentist. Plaque accumulation causes gingivitis, which is red swollen gum and very prone to bleed. "Pregnancy Gingivitis" to some extent can affect any pregnant woman. Pre- gingivitis condition gets worse during pregnancy and if it is not resolved, can turn into periodontitis, which is more severe type of gum disease along with bone loss.

Gingivitis and baby's health:

There is a strong link between gingivitis, low birth weight and pre-term pregnancy. High accumulation of bacteria in plaque can enter the blood through puffy tender bleeding gum and get to the placenta in uterus and stimulates the production of chemicals called prostaglandins, which can induce miscarriage.

My recommendations:

Thoroughly floss and brush your teeth particularly close to the gum line twice a day and after each meal. Eat nutrition rich in Vitamin C. Keep your dental visits to allow your hygienists and dentist to remove plaque and control gingivitis.

Dental procedures:

Such as filling cavities can be postponed to the second trimester as long as they are not dental emergencies. Elective procedures should be performed after the baby's birth. Any X-rays should be avoided if possible.

 

Sam Namdarian DMD
 


 

Straightening your teeth is not just about improving the appearance of your smile. That’s just an added bonus! Crooked teeth are more likely to get plaque tartar buildup and gum diseases like gingivitis because the malpositioned teeth makes it harder to brush and floss all the surfaces of your teeth.
If you’ve seen or had regular metal braces before and don’t want them, call our office for a FREE Invisalign® consultation to see if you qualify for the “clear tray” version of moving teeth! Invisalign® aligners are clear trays that gradually straighten your teeth without the discomfort and hassle of metal wires and metal brackets!

For more information please call us (559)431-1772
http://fresnosmilemakeovers.com/services/invisible-braces-fresno-invisalign/
 

Since Dr. Namdarian is an Elite provider (treating over 400 patients!), Invisalign® is giving a 20% discount (a value of $1,000!) only for his first 20 patients of 2016.

If you would like to have a FREE consultation to see whether you qualify for Invisalign® treatment, ask any one of our staff members to help arrange that appointment for you!


 

Veneers and crowns might be a great option for you. Below is a picture of one of Dr. Namdarian’s great patients who got veneers and crowns done at Fresno Smile Makeovers and she is very happy with the result.
You can see her before and after pictures on the link below:
http://fresnosmilemakeovers.com/cosmetic-gallery/


Do you feel unrefreshed and tired in the mornings? Dr. Namdarian and his staff at Fresno Smile Makeovers can help you determine whether you have a blocked airway which may be the cause of your restless sleep. The first step in helping you achieve a good night’s rest is to contact us and let us know you would like to be seen for a Sleep and Airway consultation! The consultation is FREE, so there is nothing to lose and so much to gain!

http://fresnosmilemakeovers.com/services/sleep-apnea/

#SleepApnea #Fresno #Dentistry #FresnoSmileMakeovers #SleepDisorder #TreatSnoring
 


Fresno, CA.  December 11, 2015– Dr. Sam Namdarian of Fresno, CA, is excited to announce that Fresno Smile Makeovers is now offering Propel Excelleration, an innovative accelerated orthodontic option that fast tracks patient’s orthodontic treatment. Excelleration allows patients to achieve the same excellent orthodontic results but in much shorter treatment time that also means less office visits.
 
Propel Excelleration reduces the amount of time patients are in braces or clear aligners by working with the body’s own natural biology to stimulate the bone surrounding the teeth, helping the teeth to move faster. The simple 3-step in-office treatment is performed in minutes by the doctor and is done during a patient’s regularly scheduled appointment. Excelleration yields no discomfort to the patient and requires no recovery time so normal daily activities can be resumed immediately. Results from patients who have already received Excelleration have been exceptional in a range of cases including spacing, crowding, open bite, cross bite, and more.
 
“It has been my honor and privilege to work and reach the needs of the people in this city. I feel very blessed to be able to treat our patients with compassion, gentleness and at the same time to be able to make a new smile for them, which I truly believe is a life changer. In my state of art dental office, we offer general dentistry with more focus on cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, and sleep Apnea.”  ~Sam Namdarian
 
Whether a patient is looking to prepare for their wedding day, an upcoming graduation, or just simply wants to finish treatment sooner, Propel Excelleration will help give them that beautiful smile in faster time.
 
Patients seeking additional information on Propel’s advanced orthodontic treatment are encouraged to call Fresno Smile Makeovers at (559)431-1772.
www.fresnosmilemakeovers.com
 
About Dr. Sam Namdarian:
Dr. Namdarian attended University of California, Santa Cruz where he received his B.S. degree in Molecular Cellular Developmental Biology.  Dr. Namdarian attended Boston University Goldman School of Dental medicine and graduated with a D.M.D. degree in 2005.  After graduation he completed a two year post-doctoral residency program at University Medical Center, Fresno where he served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Namdarian is a member of the Frontier Institute (formerly California Center for Advanced Dental Studies) where he now serves as clinical instructor to Dentists attending their cosmetic courses.  Dr. Namdarian achieved post-graduate certification from UCLA Dental School and he is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the Fresno Madera Dental Society.

Dr. Namdarian has also taken extensive training in Invisalign treatment (clear cosmetic braces).  He has achieved Elite Preferred provider status due to the many successful Invisalign cases he has treated.  Over 400 Invisalign patients are now smiling with confidence!

#Propel #Invisalign #FresnoSmileMakeovers #Dentist #Dentistry #Dental #CosmeticDentistry #StraightenTeeth #Straightteethfast #Fasterbraces #Fastbraces #FastInvisalign #Microosteoperforation
#Acceleratedorthodontic #Fastorthodontic #Alveolarboneremodeling

 


A month has already passed since our RDA Sydnie married her soulmate Chris! Her wedding was beautiful, but nowhere near as lovely Sydnie was on her big day. We are so happy to have helped Sydnie achieve her stunning & bright smile and wish her and Chris a lifetime of happiness and big smiles together!

#Fresno #Dentistry #FresnoSmileMakeovers #Dentist #Clovis #CosmeticDentistry #DentalVeneer #DentalCrown #invisalign #Straightenteeth #SmileBig #Wedding #BrightSmile #LifetimeHappiness #LovelyCouple

Great event with Friends for Heart Walk!
American Heart Association, ‪#HeartDisease ,#DentistinFresno , #California, #FresnoSmileMakeovers , Y101 Fresno

 

Dr. Namdarian attended the CDA (California Dental Association) care event at the Fresno Convention Center last Friday and Saturday on October 2nd & 3rd of 2015. The CDA held a 2 days event for dental professionals to volunteer to care for people in need of dental care.
 


"This not only brought a smile to this 44 year old woman at CDA, also it makes me smile every time I look at her pictures. Dentistry can make changes! "    

~Sam Namdarian

 

http://www.ibwire.net/member-international-association-healthcare-professionals-sam-namdarian-dmd-published-leading-physicians-world/

The International Association of HealthCare Professionals is pleased to welcome Sam Namdarian, DMD, to their prestigious organization with his upcoming publication in the Leading Physicians of the World. Dr. Namdarian is an excellent dentist who currently maintains a practice at Fresno Smile Makeovers, a private practice based out of Fresno, California. With over ten years of experience, Dr. Namdarian has special expertise in Invisalign and cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Namdarian attended Boston University Goldman School of Dental medicine and graduated with a DMD in 2005. After graduation he completed a two year post-doctoral residency program at University Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Namdarian is a member of the Frontier Institute, formerly California Center for Advanced Dental Studies, where he now serves as Clinical Instructor to Dentists attending their cosmetic courses. Dr. Namdarian achieved post-graduate certification from UCLA Dental School and is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Orthodontics, American Dental Association and the Fresno Madera Dental Society. Dr. Namdarian has also taken extensive training in Invisalign treatment, clear cosmetic braces. He has achieved Elite Preferred Provider status due to the many successful Invisalign cases he has treated.

Attributing his success to his ability to continue his studies and undertake a plethora of seminars, Dr. Namdarian works to better the lives of his patients through the myriad of services he is able to offer. When he is not seeing patients, he enjoys swimming, skiing, and spending time with his family members and friends.

To learn more about Dr. Sam Namdarian, please visit www.fresnosmilemakeovers.com, and look for his upcoming publication in The Leading Physicians of the World.

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Here are six things that people who have Sleep Apnea say they wish everyone knew.

We are pleased to answer any questions about Sleep Apnea and the Treatment plan in person or on the phone.
Please give us a call on (559)431-1772 or stop by at 7770 N. Fresno St. #105 Fresno, CA 93720

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/6-things-people-with-sleep-apnea-wish-you-knew_55fadf0be4b00310edf60847
#Fresno #SleepApnea #Dentist #SleepApneatreatment #DentistryinFresno #Snoring #Clovis #Sleepdisorder #Obesity

Often times people are missing teeth due to periodontal disease, decay, trauma or genetic defects. Dentists will coordinate with a lab to create dentures, or false teeth, to replace the missing teeth. Dentures can replace a few missing teeth on the same arch (partial denture) or it can replace all the teeth in an arch (complete denture)...

Read more about it here: http://fresnosmilemakeovers.com/patient-edu…/…/denture-care/

The snoring sound is made when air passes through the airway and causes the throat tissue to vibrate. This is the primary warning sign for a serious and chronic #health problem, which is called sleep apnea. If you suspect you may have sleep apnea, the first thing to do is see your doctor. Your dentist can then help to provide you with a customized oral appliance that will open your airway so you can breathe and get a good night’s sleep!

 

#Fresno #Clovis #Dental #lifechanging #InvisaligninFresno #SleepApnea #Breathe #Dentist #Oralhealth #Snoring 


The two best defenses against tooth decay and gum disease are a healthy, well-balanced diet and good oral hygiene, including daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste, flossing and rinsing. Your body's own saliva is also an excellent cavity fighter, because it contains special chemicals that rinse away many harmful materials.
If you have any of the following symptoms, you may have a cavity:
• Unusual sensitivity to hot and cold water or foods.
• A localized pain in your tooth or near the gum line.
• Teeth that change color.

Just as it is very important to select the right doctor to take care of your medical needs, choosing the right dentist is equally important. Fresno Smile Makeovers is a dental practice that consistently strives to provide their patients the smile they desire while also improving their oral health. Since 2005 Dr. Namdarian has successfully treated over 300 patients with invisible clear teeth-straightening (Invisalign®). Fresno cosmetic dentist, Sam Namdarian D.M.D. became an Invisalign® Elite Provider in 2015. Being an Invisalign® Elite provider gives him new designation based on his experience level and success with this method of straightening teeth. Invisalign is the best and easiest way that you can achieve a beautiful smile.

Thank you Lincoln Elementary School for allowing me to visit your classrooms for National Children's Dental Health Month! I had so much fun teaching you all about keeping your smiles healthy! Thank you for the poster, thank you cards & beautiful notes! You all touched my heart!

Jenni
Hygienist at Fresno Smile Makeovers, Sam Namdarian DMD

‪#‎Fresno‬#‎Dental‬ #‎Dentists ‪#‎Dentistry‬ ‪#‎Oralhealth ‬#‎Invisalign #Dentist

Fact: Do you know that 80 percent of the microbial infections in our body are initiated by bacterial growth in form of plaque? We have always thought that unicellular organisms have no social life! They actually team up, and form collective network called Biofilms. Their structure is much elaborated which enables them to get the nutrients in and the waste out. They are densely packed and can secret toxins. The complex and diverse architecture of biofilms has led to this idea that they are cooperative groups. They cause a number of chronic infections and diseases. The most well-known and studied biofilm bacteria is on teeth and gum, which leads to periodontal disease. Hundreds of microbial plaque colonize in the human mouth, causing tooth decay and gum disease. Plaque is a biofilm on the surfaces of the teeth. The accumulation of microorganisms establishes biofilm that exposes the teeth and gingival tissues to high concentrations of bacterial metabolites, which results in dental disease.

What happens if the plaque is not removed?
Failing to remove plaque can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and eventually to more serious health issues. Plaque that is allowed to remain on teeth can harden into a destructive substance called tartar around the gum line. You can not remove the tartar by brushing; it must be cleaned by your dentist or dental hygienist. The bacteria in plaque and tartar can cause inflammation of the gums, known as gingivitis. This form of gum disease can deteriorate into a more serious condition called periodontitis, which causes bone loss, and if it is left untreated, can lead to teeth loss.
When was the last time you had a dental cleaning?

A professional cleaning by your dentist or hygienist is very important. This simple procedure should be part of your oral health care regimen to prevent teeth decay (cavities), and gum disease. The cleaning or dental prophylaxis needs to be done regularly.

For more information about dental Plaque, please visit the patient education section of our website:
http://fresnosmilemakeovers.com/…/oral-health-probl…/plaque/
Also you can watch videos on our website: http://fresnosmilemakeovers.com/dental-videos/
Click on dental videos and find the gum health section.
Fresno Smile Makeovers, Sam Namdarian DMD

‪#Dental #Dentist #Fresno #generaldentistinfresno #Generaldentist #Familydentistry #Oralhealth #Bacteria #Biofilm #teeth #Floss

Every time you visit your dentist, you know the one question he is sure to ask, “Have you been flossing regularly?” It is important to understand that brushing alone cannot clean all of the surfaces of each tooth. Each tooth has five surfaces and the toothbrush can only access three of them, so by flossing you are able to reach the areas that normal brushing cannot access.
People might think that flossing does not do anything significant. Obviously, the bacteria in your mouth are very small which the naked eye cannot see. But believe me, they are between your teeth right now. Overnight the bacteria will reproduce to create more than a million cells from the original cell! By proper flossing, you will remove 40% of the sticky bacteria or plaque from your teeth. As you can see in this real radiograph (X-ray), dental decay has developed due to lack of flossing.

For more information please visit our website:
http://fresnosmilemakeovers.com/patient-education/dental-care/flossing/

Also under the oral hygiene tab you can find "How to Floss" video:
http://fresnosmilemakeovers.com/dental-videos/

#Flossing #Fresno #Dentistry #Dental #Dentists #Oralhealth #Gumdisease #Floss #Oralhygiene #Cavities #Brushing #Teeth #Tooth #Smile

Yes, of course you do have “TMJ” (temporomandibular joint), actually I have two of those : ). People often say “oh, I have TMJ” instead of “TMJ disorder.” TMJ is a joint in our body like our knees. It is somewhat hard to determine why people develop TMJ disorder. TMJ disorder can cause symptoms, such as jaw pain, headache, and restrictions in jaw opening. People with TMJ problem tend to clench and grind their teeth.
If you have experience any of these symptoms please call our dental office to help you treat and alleviate the pain.
#TMJDisorder #Fresno #Dental #Dentist #Oralhealth #Joint #California #Clovis #Dentistry #Teeth #Jaw #Dentists

Eva Grayzel, a professional interactive performance artist, was diagnosed with late-stage oral cancer at age 33 and told she had a 15 percent chance of survival. After she was cured, she started a Six-Step Screening, to raise public awareness about the early signs of oral cancer.
Oral cancer screening is an examination performed by a dentist to look for signs of cancer or precancerous conditions in your mouth.
The goal of oral cancer screening is to identify mouth cancer early, when there is a greater chance for a cure.
All dentists must perform an examination of your mouth during a routine dental visit to screen for oral cancer.
In the United States approximately 36,500 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer each year and about 7,900 will die from the disease.
Check out for these signs:
Chronic sore throat with or without swelling
Alterations to the color, and texture of mouth tissue
Lump in the neck area
Persistent painful swallowing
Six Steps to a Thorough Oral Cancer Screening
http://www.evagrayzel.com/about/six-step-screening
Click on link below to see the self-exam sheet.
http://www.sixstepscreening.org/wp-co…/uploads/Self-Exam.pdf

‪#‎fresno‬ ‪#‎Oralhealth‬ ‪#‎Dentist‬ ‪#‎dental‬ ‪#‎Clovis‬ ‪#‎Smile‬ ‪#‎teeth‬‪#‎Cosmeticdentistry‬

 Fresno, California --Excellence in Dentistry is the name of the game for Dr. Sam Namdarian and Dr. Ellen Cho who have been working with their superior team of dental hygienists at Fresno Smile Makeovers for close to seven years. Together they understand the importance of providing a top notch and stress free dental experience. Among the improvements in the recently remodeled office include dental chairs with a relaxing massage feature. The digital  X ray sensor rids the patient of the dreaded bitewing x-ray film that has too often elicited even the most dormant patient gag reflex.
 
Additionally recent technology has been upgraded at the location in order to allow for digital teeth impressions through a high tech scanner called the "Itero". The "Itero" is also used when impressions are needed for bridgework, crowns or clear braces( Invisalign). Dr. Namdarian is highly trained and experienced in all facets of modern dentistry and is a premier provider for Invisalign. This expertise can only come from the experience he has gained by working on almost 300 Invisalign patients with great success. With the implementation of laser gum surgery, minor procedures can be performed in the office in order to treat minor gum disease by disinfecting the gum. These laser techniques can be used to complete full mouth reconstruction as needed under the well qualified direction of Dr. Namdarian. His experience brings a whole new level of confidence to the smile makeover experience.
 
Fresno residents are encouraged to attend the open house in order to learn more about the newly remodeled facility at Fresno Smile Makeovers located at: Fresno Smile Makeovers 7770 N Fresno St. # 105, Fresno, CA 93720. Come experience the professional and inviting atmosphere that has been linked to the success of this burgeoning dentistry operation for almost seven years as Dr. Namdarian and his associate Dr Ellen Cho have brought the practice to a whole new level of high quality customer care. Residents who attend the open house have the chance to win an opportunity to improve their smile, free of charge, if awarded a door prize. The door prizes include two in office ZOOM teeth whitening procedures. For more information about the dental services offered at Fresno Smile Makeovers visit the website at: http://fresnosmilemakeovers.com/. Those interested can also call the office directly at (559) 431-1772. For attending the open house, please RSVP.

Do you think , just A LITTLE BIT of gum bleeding after brushing or flossing is normal?
Please comment below with your Yes or No answer!

#Bleeding #Flossing #Brushing #Gum #Dental #Smile #Dentistry #Fresno #Fresnosmilemakeovers #Dentist #Clovis

Some researchers have developed some techniques to grow the stem cells to resemble brain cells. The idea is to use dental pulp stem cells for post-stroke patients. The dental pulp is located in the center of a tooth. It is made of living connective tissue and special cells called, odontoblasts. It consists of nerves and blood vessels. The treatment needs to be administered within hours of the stroke. The researchers have shown that the stem cells originated from teeth can grow and develop into networks the way the brain cells do. The cells still do not grow into complete nerve cells, but researchers are very hopeful to get to a point that they would be able to make full neurons. They place the cells into an environment which is very similar to a normal brain environment. If successful, treatment for stroke patients could be done months or even years after suffering the stroke.

#Fresno #Smile #Dental #BestDentist #Stroke #Teeth #Tissue #Cells #Cosmetic #Invisalign #Healthcare #Tooth #Dentist #Clovis #Brain

Remember, too much of anything is not good. More than three times brushing in a day may cause to remove enamel and make dental concerns in early future.

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At the start of every New Year, millions of Americans resolve to improve their health, with weight loss, exercise, and healthier eating habits topping many resolution lists.
According to the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, weight loss was the No. 1 New Year’s resolution for Americans in both 2012 and 2013. Further, a 2011 study from the independent market research firm Market data Enterprises, “The U.S. Weight Loss & Diet Control Market,” showed that Americans spent nearly $61 billion on weight loss products in 2011.
Some of that money goes to companies that create and promote these products, which include juice cleanses, diet drinks, energy bars, sports drinks, and meal replacement shakes. Consumers are easily enticed by promises that make getting healthy seem both easy and delicious.
However, health professionals warn, many of these products fail to produce permanent weight loss or health benefits, and some of these diets and products actually may be harmful to a person’s health—including his or her oral health.
Diet sodas
Meal replacement drinks aren’t the only method that some Americans use to drop a few extra pounds. Many seeking to reduce calories often turn to diet soft drinks. Compared to regular, sugar-sweetened sodas, which contain about 140 calories per 12 ounces, zero-calorie diet drinks may seem like an attractive alternative. Unfortunately, carbonated drinks, whether sweetened with sugar or sugar substitutes, are often highly acidic (with a pH of approximately 2.7), which, dentists know, means that their chronic consumption can cause serious damage to oral health.
What many people don’t know is that citric and phosphoric acids—which are used as flavor enhancers and preservatives in soda—can severely damage their teeth.
All general dentists have patients who consume diet sodas, and many know that oral health problems arise when patients drink these acidic beverages all day long, effectively bathing the oral cavity in acid without a break.
Energy and sports drinks
Inundated with sophisticated marketing campaigns, many people have eschewed soda in favor of energy and sports drinks—drinks they believe are healthier alternatives. According to the Jan. 29, 2013, report “Energy Drinks and Shots: U.S. Market Trends,” from Packaged Facts (a division of Market Research Group LLC), energy drinks are the fastest-growing segment of the beverage industry, with sales of more than $12.5 billion in 2012. They are especially popular among teenagers and young adults, who believe the drinks help them stay awake or perform better physically. Many add them to their diet when they start ambitious exercise regimens. Whether they are diet or sugar-sweetened, these drinks tend to be highly acidic.
The challenge of diagnosis
The oral health effects of some weight loss products and health trends may cause difficulty during diagnosis and treatment planning. For dentists, one of the principal challenges in treating erosion from these substances is early detection. As a complicated, multifactorial event, erosion can be difficult to detect visually, especially in its early stages, when changes may be subtle.
Preventive care, patient education
Diet and its effects on dental health are a growing concern for dentists, many of whom have witnessed the destructive effects of popular diet fads and drinks on their patients’ teeth.
If a dentist does learn that a patient’s diet includes highly acidic food or drinks, whether related to dieting products or not, the dentist can help that patient avoid serious problems by providing information and advice. Because a surprising number of patients are unaware of the dangers that acids pose to their teeth, telling them about these risks and suggesting alternatives, such as switching from diet soda to plain water, can go a long way to preventing damage and improving oral health. Further, general dentists who are educated about these various diet methods and products will have a better idea of what their patients are actually consuming.

This is an excerpt from original article.
Author: Claire Altschuler
Published in AGD Impact, 2014
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Did you know that?
With Invisalign you will have…
- Corrected Malocclusion
- Straight Teeth
- No Metal Brackets
- Decreased Risk of Abnormal Teeth Wear and Trauma
- More Self Confidence
- Esthetic Result
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Tips on having healthy teeth:
- Check-up and cleaning your teeth at least twice a year with your dentist routinely.
- Having a good nutrition diet including calcium (milk, plain yogurt and cheese) and vitamin C (fruits and vegetable)
- Brush and floss twice a day (especially after each meal or snack)

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Research attempting to establish the connection between oral health and other medical conditions has made steady improvement and can now show links to several chronic medical conditions, proving the impact of good oral health on overall health. One of the newest areas of research concern the impact on dementia, Alzheimer's Disease.
The study concluded that an inflammatory burden early in life, which could include periodontal disease, might have severe consequences later, potentially adding inflammatory processes such as periodontal disease to the list of preventable risk factors for periodontal disease.
A more recent study, suggests that another risk factor, bacteria (Treponema denticola, Tannerella forsythia, and Porphyromonas gingivalis and/or bacterial components) linked to periodontal disease, may play a role in the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD).
Although the results were not definitive, they were encouraging and confirm that LPS from periodontal bacteria are able to access and AD brain during life. The revelation that a known, oral pathogen is able to enter the bloodstream, finding its way to and residing in the brain suggests an inflammatory role in AD pathology. At this time, it is only an association and not a cause.
The exact cause of AD remains unknown. Alzheimer's and periodontal disease appears more prolific as individual ages, which, with more time and research, could show a stronger connection rather than a simple association.

Reference: Inflammation linked to Alzheimer's Disease, Gatz, M PhD et al.
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What kind of toothpaste do you need to buy?

Nowadays, you can find many types of toothpaste at your grocery store or pharmacy. Sometimes, it is hard to pick the right one. Choosing a good one needs some specialty. types of toothpaste include:
Tartar control
Tartar-control toothpastes may contain sodium pyrophosphate which helps to keep tartar from forming on teeth or better yet, sodium hexametaphosphate, which helps prevent tartar and stain, above the gum line. But if you already have stubborn tartar, tartar control toothpaste won’t remove it-you’ll need a professional cleaning from your dental hygienist.
Antimicrobial
Antimicrobial toothpastes may contain stannous fluoride, an antibacterial agent that also provides anti-cavity and sensitivity benefits.
Whitening
Whitening toothpastes contain chemical or abrasive ingredients to help remove and/or prevent stains from forming on the teeth. When used regularly, whitening toothpastes can reduce the appearance of stains and make your teeth look whiter.
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Invisalign is the clear path to straighter teeth and a more confident smile.

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Do you know what to do if you lose a tooth in an accident, fall, or fight? Doctors can replace a knocked-out tooth, but only if you act quickly. First, find the loose tooth. Pick it up by the top part, and don’t touch the roots. Second, rinse the tooth with milk. Don’t use tap water, soap, or chemicals because they could cause harm. Third, keep the tooth from getting dry. If possible, put the tooth back in its socket. If you cannot do this, store it in milk or keep it between your tongue and cheek, taking care not to swallow it. Finally, go as quickly as possible to a dentist’s office or an emergency room. If more than an hour or so passes, your tooth will become unusable.

Patients often ask “What is a veneer?”

A dental veneer is not to be confused with a full coverage crown. You can read a brief description of a crown here:
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Veneers are a possible treatment option for:
• Improvement of the esthetics of a patient’s natural teeth which may have been altered due to:
o Tooth/teeth darkening in color after a root canal treatment
o Tooth/teeth color change after incurring a dental trauma
o Stains from pharmaceuticals such as tetracycline
• Close spaces between teeth
• Protect teeth from additional wear/ cover worn down teeth
• Repair chipped/fractured/broken teeth
• Create uniformity for teeth that are misaligned, irregularly shaped, and uneven
• Smile Makeover

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