May 1, 2017 When you have a bad toothache, the unpleasant reality is that you probably have a cavity. The good news is that you can fix that problem with the right dental fillings. After your dentist discovers that fillings are what you need to correct the problem, you’re left with another choice: tooth-colored or metal dental fillings. Both have various advantages and disadvantages to each for both...
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March 6, 2017 Bad dental habits are common with most Americans. People tend to miss their regular dentist appointments, forget to brush their teeth, and regularly dismiss proper dental hygiene. Out of all of these bad habits, by far the most common one is the lack of flossing. Most San Francisco patients don’t realize that flossing is one the main contributors of cavities and overall dental hygiene issues....
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February 22, 2017 Have you ever eaten ice cream or a slushie and felt a not-so-pleasant sensation running through your teeth? If you eat or drink anything extremely hot in temperature, do you feel a similarly painful experience? This is what’s known as tooth sensitivity, and its common for a lot of San Francisco patients. While these are typically good indicators that you have sensitive teeth, checking with...
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February 9, 2017 Admittedly, most people don’t change their toothbrush as frequently as they’re supposed to. It’s not because we don’t want to have good dental hygiene, but it’s usually because we don’t know what the normal shelf life of a toothbrush is. However, using an old toothbrush for too long can actually be bad for your health. Changing your toothbrush frequently is a way to keep your...
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January 30, 2017 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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January 19, 2017 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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January 9, 2017 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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December 29, 2016 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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December 19, 2016 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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December 8, 2016 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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