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Your Dentist Is a Valuable Source of Information. Take Advantage!

Your dental appointment is all about you!Since Dr. Keledjian is a private family dentist in Madera, he can spend time with each patient without corporate pressures. In fact, one of our favorite parts of the dental profession is getting to know you and your family and being a part of the celebrations and milestones in each of your lives.When you have questions or need advice, it is never an inconvenience for us. We welcome your curiosity and want you to know that your dentist can be a valuable source of information.Do you have questions about the necessity of a certain procedure or wonder how we came to a certain diagnosis? ...

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Are You Having a Dental Emergency? Find Out Fast!

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You suddenly feel a twinge in your tooth and at first, it is pretty easy to ignore. As you go about your day, however, the twinge starts to turn into an ache and you’re wondering what to do. Is this a true dental emergency? What is happening with my tooth?Knowing whether it is time to make the call to your dentist for an emergency appointment is tricky. I mean, the pain could go away on its own, right?Actually, dental pain rarely goes away on its own and usually gets worse – especially when you lie down to go to sleep and your horizontal position causes greater inflammation in the area.Don’t ...

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It's Never Too Late for Orthodontics

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You know, kids today are pretty lucky. We understand a lot more today about development and the role that properly aligned teeth play in good oral health because it really is about more than having a nice smile. Looks are one part of the equation, but your health is also dependent upon proper fit and function.Your teeth, bite, jaws, and growth all affect your oral health over a lifetime. Having improperly aligned teeth can cause so many issues with your teeth and jaw that up until a few decades ago were not commonly known about.If you are an adult wishing to straighten your smile for health or esthetic reasons, we ...

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Chronic Health Conditions: Diabetes, Heart Disease...and Tooth Loss?

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Losing one tooth can often be explained away because of a periodontal condition, infection, or because of deep decay. If, however, you begin losing additional teeth, it’s time to look at your overall health and evaluate what is really going on.Not everyone is great about going to the doctor or dentist and your mouth can often tell a story about what is going on in your body. Even stress can have a negative impact on your oral health.If you brush, floss, and have regular dental appointments that include an exam and cleaning, you should be able to maintain good oral health for a lifetime. Our preventive dentistry treatments at Keledjian ...

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Smoking and Dental Implants

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If you smoke and you are considering replacing your missing teeth with dental implants, you might want to consider some lifestyle changes before the start of your surgery. Dental implants are made of a biocompatible metal, called titanium, and provide patients with the most natural feeling and natural looking solution to filling a gap in their smiles.Dental implants are one of the most convenient ways to replace missing teeth and offer a permanent and stable solution. They do, however, require surgery and a moderately lengthy healing time of about 3-4 months.According to the Journal of Oral Implantology, smoking can lengthen the amount of time it takes for your dental implants ...

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Orthodontic Options for Adults

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When you live with crooked or misaligned teeth, it truly takes a toll on your confidence. You may feel embarrassed about talking or smiling in front of others because of your teeth. Wouldn't it feel great to smile freely and with confidence? Keledjian Dental offers options for orthodontics in Madera CA, some which are even invisible! Here's some more information about how Dr. Jason Keledjian can help you achieve a straighter, more beautiful smile.Crooked Teeth and Oral HealthDid you know that your misaligned teeth are also affecting your oral health? Crooked teeth are harder to brush and keep clean, which increases your risk for developing gum disease and tooth decay. ...

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The ADA Announces a New Definition of Oral Health

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We have noticed that patients often tend to separate their ideas about overall health and oral health. For example, bleeding when you brush and floss your teeth may not seem like a big deal, but what if your arm started to bleed when you scratched it? This would cause a serious concern!Your gums are no different. Bleeding is a sign that something is wrong.Dr. Jason Keledjian has been explaining the importance of oral health as part of your overall health since he started out as a dentist. Now the American Dental Association has actually changed the definition of oral health to include this more comprehensive and modern approach.The previous definition ...

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