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By Madera Family Dental Care
October 14, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Fluoride Treatment  

If you're keeping up with your regular dental visits, you might have heard of professional fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a naturally resourced mineral from water, rocks, and soil, but its abundance varies based on location. Your Madera, CA, family dentist, Dr. Ahmed ElSayed of Madera Family Dental Care, offers professional fluoride treatment to protect your smile.

Strengthen Your Teeth

You might think fluoride treatments are only for children, but they're equally important for adults too. Though your children are likely receiving fluoride treatments regularly to help fight against cavities as they age, adults who use toothpaste with fluoride are less prone to tooth decay, gum disease, and weakened roots.

Sugary foods are a strong contributor to developing cavities, and that's because of an acid that's produced by bacteria in your mouth. This acid's main goal is to attack the protective coating on the surface of your teeth, weakening them and leaving you more susceptible to developing cavities.

That's why one of the most notable benefits of professional fluoride treatment is that it rebuilds and strengthens the enamel of your teeth.

Advantages of Fluoride

Your Madera, CA, family dentist protects your entire family's teeth against cavities. But you may be wondering, is that all professional fluoride treatments do? There are actually several benefits to fluoride, like:

  • Facilitating the minerals in the treatment to rebuild weakened enamel of the teeth, becoming less receptive to cavities
  • Delaying or even reversing the progress of a cavity
  • Preventing the need for future costly dental work
  • Minimizing the development of gum disease
  • Less tooth pain
  • Preventing early tooth loss

Potential Risks of Fluoride

There aren't many risks that you or your family need to worry about when receiving professional fluoride treatments. However, it is important to be aware of any allergies or reactions that may occur due to the fluoride. Discoloration of baby teeth in children is possible upon receiving treatment, however, with set doses for each age group, it's unlikely to occur.

Fluoride Treatments for the Whole Family

Your Madera, CA, family dentist, Dr. ElSayed of Madera Family Dental Care, is committed to keeping your smile healthy. To schedule an appointment with us, call our office at 559-661-4114.

By Madera Family Dental Care
September 14, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: braces  

We all dream of naturally aligned teeth for a picture-perfect smile, and it's no longer a secret that braces from Madera Family Dental Care in Madera, CA can help deliver one. While they are mainly used on children and teenagers, braces help boost self-esteem and overall oral health. 

If you're looking to learn more about this orthodontic treatment, Dr. Ahmed ElSayed can help you understand the process and all the benefits related to it. Let's look at some of the main benefits of braces.

Reduces Your Oral Health Risks

Misaligned teeth make it difficult to brush your teeth properly. The bacteria build up over time and cause other serious problems such as tooth decay, cavity, and gum disease. When you're in braces, you're required to brush, floss, and clean your teeth more often, and that becomes a habit that helps maintain excellent oral health.

Improves Digestion

When you bite with misaligned teeth, it's almost impossible to chew the food and cut it into super tiny bits. Bigger bites can be more difficult to digest than tiny bites. This can lengthen the duration of digestion, which often leads to bloating, gas issues, and other stomach problems. Braces create fewer gaps, which makes chewing more manageable and improves food digestion.

Reduces Bad Breath

Misaligned teeth are not the only problem you have to deal with when in a public place. Bad breath is another embarrassing struggle most adults face. Typically, the two are connected as crooked or crowded teeth make it difficult to brush and floss properly. Once you get your braces from Madera Family Dental Care in Madera, CA, it's easier to brush and keep bad breath away.

Prevents Tooth Injury

Tooth trauma in adulthood can result in cracking and chipping of the tooth, especially if you're involved in sports activities or a car accident. Tooth injury also happens when some teeth stick out more than others. However, with perfectly aligned teeth, it's almost impossible to get a tooth injury in an accident.

Boosts Self-Esteem

Bad breath, crooked, or unhealthy teeth can really put a toll on your self-esteem. You end up smiling less and talking less to avoid negativity from other people. Your self-esteem can quickly go down because your smile makes you self-conscious. Smiling makes you happier and reduces stress, and that's what braces are for. Braces help correct all your tooth problems and help build your self-esteem through that perfect smile. 

Enhances Confidence and Good Mental Health

When you're confident and your self-esteem goes up, your mental health is restored as there is less anxiety, loneliness, and shyness from the people you know or love. Proper dental care and braces help restore your smile. You can also speak to people because your teeth are perfectly aligned, clean, smelling fresh and your oral health is at an optimal level. 

To learn more about this orthodontic treatment or any dental procedure in Madera, CA, feel free to call Madera Family Dental Care at 559-661-4114 to speak to Dr. ElSayed today.

By Madera Family Dental Care
August 24, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Much like our natural teeth, dental implants require daily maintenance to increase comfort, durability, and overall oral health. Improper cleaning of dental implants can increase your risk for plaque buildup and infection, which may result in needing to replace an implant. To avoid this and for help with proper care of your dental implants in Madera, CA, consider reaching out to Dr. Ahmed ElSayed of Madera Family Dental.

How To Clean Your Dental Implants

Whether they are brand new or years old, there are specific ways in which dental implants need to be taken care of to increase their lifespan and keep your mouth healthy. During the first few days following the placement of an implant, it is important to keep food away from the surgical area as much as possible and avoid smoking. Your dentist may give you other specific recommendations for brushing your teeth and rinsing your mouth with hot, saline water to assist with the healing of your dental implants in Madera, CA.

Once your incision has healed, it is most important to keep the area between the tooth and gums clean. This can be done using a soft toothbrush, antibacterial toothpaste, dental floss, and antibacterial rinse. Like regular teeth, dental implants should be cleaned twice per day, one in the morning and once in the evening. By keeping the area between the tooth and gums clean, which is the most common area for plaque to build up, you can reduce the risk of infection in the surrounding tissues and avoid needing to have your implant replaced altogether. With proper cleaning, an implant can last for several years, and for some may even last a lifetime.

Regular Visits To The Dentist

In addition to daily cleaning, it is important to visit a dentist every three months for a professional cleaning and check on the status of the implant. Your dentist may recommend different intervals for check-ups that are specific to you and your oral health needs. If you are looking for a dentist in Madera, CA, for dental implants and more, call Dr. ElSayed of Madera Family Dental today! For questions or to make an appointment, please call (559) 661-4114.

By Madera Family Dental Care
July 21, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Filling   Dental Filling  

Our dental team offers fillings that provide both restorative and esthetic benefits.

If you’ve ever dealt with tooth decay then chances are good that our Madera, CA, dentist Dr. Ahmed Elsayed placed a dental filling over the tooth. A filling is the very best way to restore and rebuild a tooth after decay and it’s important to have the tooth treated as quickly as possible. Wondering what to expect from a dental filling? Here’s what you should know.

What are dental fillings?

Dental fillings are used to restore the decayed parts of a tooth. Getting a dental filling is usually the last step after our Madera, CA, general dentist has removed the decaying portions of enamel and cleaned out the cavity. The filling material is then used to replace the cavity and help restore the shape of your tooth.

Why are dental fillings necessary?

It’s important that bacteria and decay aren’t allowed to break through tooth enamel. To prevent this from happening to your tooth again, our Madera, CA, family dentist will fill your tooth to not only repair your tooth but seal out any decay. Dental fillings are the number one defense against further decay or even possible infection.

What are the different kinds of dental fillings?

The most commonly placed dental filling that we offer are tooth-colored fillings made from composite resin. Why? Because we believe that top-quality cosmetic dentistry means crafting the restoration that best blends in with your natural smile and enhances your appearance rather than stands out. A composite resin filling is matched to the shade of the tooth before it’s applied so that once it’s bonded to the tooth you won’t even notice it.

How do you get a dental filling?

The patient is given local anesthesia before we drill away dental decay. Once this is complete, we will begin to apply the composite filling in layers. After molding each layer we typically use a laser to harden it before applying a new layer of resin. We will continue to mold and harden the resin until we have completely restored the damaged parts of your tooth.

A surefire way to make sure you’re not dealing with tooth decay is to see our dentist every six months for routine exams. If it’s time for your biannual cleaning, then it’s time to schedule an appointment with us. Call Madera Family Dental Care at (559) 661-4114.

By Madera Family Dental Care
June 14, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

You want a beautiful smile just as much as anyone but it's hard to keep your teeth sparkling. At Madera Family Dental Care, Dr. Ahmed ELSayed offers his Madera, CA, patients a variety of services to rejuvenate their smiles including teeth whitening.

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that lightens and brightens yellowed or stained teeth by several shades.

Types of teeth whitening procedures

There are three ways to remove stains off teeth:

  1. In-office teeth whitening requires patients to visit Dr. ELSayed's office. This is a quick process because it takes only an hour. Your dentist uses retractors to keep soft tissue away from teeth while he applies a strong teeth-whitening gel on teeth to remove stains. This is the fastest and most effective type of teeth whitening.
  2. Professional take-home kit your dentist gives you. It has everything you need to get a professional strength whitening treatment at your convenience. The take-home method requires multiple 30-minute sessions so it takes a little longer to achieve the same bright results.
  3. Over-the-counter teeth whitening kits are another option. They're not as strong or as safe as the options provided by your Madera, CA, dentist. These kits tend to take much longer and can't whiten your teeth as many shades as the professional strength treatments. They are also not as regulated for safety standards. 

What are the benefits of professional teeth whitening?

  • Impressive Results: Professional teeth whitening results in teeth that are three to eight shades whiter in one session.
  • Quick Results: In-office professional whitening takes only one hour but you can always return for additional sessions.
  • Versatility: You have the advantage of choosing an in-office procedure or home care, which is convenient for people who work all week or have a hectic schedule.

Would you like to whiten your teeth?

If you'd like to speak with Dr. ELSayed you can reach him at his Madera, CA, office. Just call (559) 661-4114 to schedule an appointment.

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