2016-10-24 You’ve probably heard the mantra since you were a kid that you need to go to the dentist twice a year. But have you ever stopped to ask why “twice a year” is the ideal number of times for someone to visit the dentist? The idea of going to the dentist every six months was created to help the average person keep up on their...
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2016-11-14 Most people know that when they experience intense pain with their teeth such as a toothache, it’s time to see your local dentist. Many San Francisco patients won’t hesitate to schedule an appointment if they’re in extreme discomfort and pain. However, it’s when patients don’t experience any toothaches that they tend to neglect their dental needs. When you have a toothache or tooth sensitivity, your...
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2016-11-28 So you’ve neglected your dental hygiene a bit and forgot to floss or brush your teeth a couple of times. While seemingly harmless, over time those bad habits accumulated and the result was a cavity or two. Luckily for San Francisco patients, cavities can easily be fixed with dental fillings. As long as the cavity hasn’t been neglected to the point of needing a crown...
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2016-12-08 When you have a missing tooth, stained teeth, or other issues preventing you from having a pearly white smile, you can feel unhappy or dissatisfied in a lot of ways. Whether it’s about your appearance, your self-esteem, or wanting to be able to laugh without feeling sheepish; we all have to admit that having a beautiful, healthy smile is important. For San Francisco residents, it’s...
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2016-12-19 If you have missing or damaged teeth, you may be seeking aesthetic dentistry. Stains, discoloration, and cracked teeth are also typically unwanted features that make people seek out a solution. Because of this, aesthetic dentistry is becoming more popular for San Francisco residents looking for a way to improve their smiles. Ranging from teeth whitening to dental implants, cosmetic dentists like Dr. Skoulas can help...
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2016-12-29 When it comes to keeping your teeth clean, most of us can agree that dental hygiene is a priority. However, even though tooth enamel is one of the toughest substances, it actually can erode over time, resulting in the visibility of yellow dentin – the tooth structure that sits under enamel which is yellow in color. Depending on what you normally eat, consume, or drink;...
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2017-01-09 Emergency is a word that is not used lightly in any given scenario. For instance, you would only call 911 “in the case of an emergency,” and not for something minor, right? When it comes to dentistry, the same concept can also be applied here. While the situation typically isn’t life or death, there are actual “dental emergencies” that require you to see someone immediately....
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2017-01-19 Enamel is what helps make your teeth strong. As the outer layer of your tooth, enamel acts a shell that is tough and durable. This translucent layer is also partly responsible for the coloration of your tooth. This is what can make your teeth appear white or yellowish in color. The strength and durability of your teeth depend on lifestyle factors, your environment, how often...
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2017-01-30 We’re all guilty of missing the occasional dental appointment here and there. Whether it’s because of anxiety and fear, laziness, or pure forgetfulness; sometimes we forget to make our regularly scheduled appointments for check-ups. At the time, for San Francisco patients this may seem completely harmless. Your teeth may feel fine and look amazing at the moment, and therefore you don’t have any dental concerns....
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