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Need a Deep Cleaning? Here's What to Expect

Dental Cleaning Patient | Keledjian Dental 93637
If your dentist or hygienist recommends a deep cleaning, you might feel a little anxiety. What is a deep cleaning, anyway? Will it hurt?These are legitimate questions, and we understand why you are concerned. We will always explain your procedure, so you know what to expect. Rest assured that we always make you comfortable for any procedure, so you never have to worry about pain.Why a Deep Cleaning Becomes NecessaryIf you brush and floss your teeth, you may believe that a dental cleaning is not necessary. Even with the best brushing and flossing habits, a professional cleaning will still remove the tartar that develops beneath the gumline and between your ...

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Teeth Whitening Can Improve Your Life. Here's How.

Teeth Whitening | Cosmetic Dentist in Madera CA
If your teeth are yellow or dark, you might find yourself covering your mouth when you smile or even avoiding smiling altogether. What you might not realize is that this can give people the wrong impression about you. You could appear standoffish or aloof when really you’re just embarrassed about your teeth.How Teeth Whitening Can Improve Your LifeYou can’t control many things about your appearance, but the color of your teeth is easy to improve and can make you feel great about the way you look. Teeth whitening is one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry options in our Madera dental office.Gives You Confidence to Express YourselfWe live ...

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Want to Celebrate? How to Party without Cake

Active People Walking Outside | Madera CA Dentist
If you work in an office environment, the celebrations can take over the break room! Plates of cookies, cakes, chocolate, and other treats pose a problem both for employee waistlines and your oral health.Sweets, particularly those sweets that are starchy, like cake and cookies, can stick in teeth for hours, feeding the bacteria that cause decay. It is important to remember that a celebration does not have to be unhealthy. In today’s office culture, which is largely sedentary, incorporating more activity and fewer treats could add years to your vitality and life.A Walk in the ParkWhen you have informal meetings or a celebration with co-workers, take a quick walk outside ...

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

Happy Male Dental Patient | Keledjian Dental
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!

Emergency Dentistry in Madera, CA
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?

Dental Implants Madera CA
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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