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Oral Hygiene

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.

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WOW! We bet you never knew saliva had THIS MANY important functions!

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

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Sleep Apnea

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

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TOOTHACHES ARE A SIGNAL…

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

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Take Care of Your Tot’s Teeth

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!

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GOT A LITTLE BUNDLE OF JOY on the way? Don’t neglect your dental care routine!

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

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Our New Special For Invisalign Treatment

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!

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Are you and/or your loved ones disrupted by your snoring?

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!

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

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

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Wanting a smile you’ve always dreamed of.

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:
https://fresnosmilemakeovers.com/cosmetic-gallery/

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Dr. Sam Namdarian Introduces New & Faster Orthodontic Treatment

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

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