July 1, 2015 Osseointegration is the technical term for what is commonly referred to as dental implants.   Anyone who has lost as little as one or as many as all of their teeth is an acceptable candidate for osseointegration as long as they have sufficiently healthy jawbone structure.  Following are some excerpts from the academy’s article and a link if you care to read it in its entirety.
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July 1, 2015 Migraines affect over 1 billion people worldwide. The most significant characteristic of a migraine is a severe and debilitating pain in the head, but migraine headaches are more than just a bad headache. They are a neurological disorder and considered to be the most common disorder of the nervous system.
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July 1, 2015 There are many different options to consider if you would like to have the smile of your dreams.  Two of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments are porcelain veneers and dental bonding.  There are also pros and cons to each treatment.  Here’s an overview of each treatment.. Porcelain Veneers Porcelain veneers are thin shells of dental ceramic that are used to mask aesthetic imperfections. They...
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December 11, 2017 One of the most versatile and common dental procedures is a dental crown. San Francisco men and women that suffer from a wide range of different dental ailments can get beautiful, fast, and effective relief with dental crowns. One of the many questions that we get about dental crowns is how long patients can expect them to last. If you’re suffering from dental pain, or...
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January 15, 2020 Let’s face it: toothaches hurt! There’s nothing quite as painful or distracting as a tooth with a sharp or dull ache. It makes patients want to head to a local dentist ASAP! If you have a toothache, you should always schedule an appointment with our San Francisco dentists so they can make sure something more serious isn’t going on. But between now and when you...
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January 10, 2020 At Skoulas, DDS and Associates in San Francisco, our doctors prioritize patient comfort, dental efficiency, and quality care above all else. Before beginning treatment on any patient, our doctors ensure everyone has a full understanding of their treatment options and are confident in their decisions. Not only that, but our doctors are constantly working to further their professional development through continued education and training.
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January 2, 2020 Who wants bad breath? Certainly, no San Francisco worker or resident! Sometimes, dentists have to gently tell patients that they need to practice better oral hygiene to prevent bad breath, or they come to them because they’ve noticed the problem on their own. Here are some tips on how you can prevent bad breath from ever happening. Brush Your Teeth Twice a Day We’ve all...
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December 17, 2019 Some San Francisco dental patients go to the dentist every 6 months because they know they’re supposed to. But they don’t understand the importance of tooth enamel and protecting their teeth from losing it. Here’s a discussion about why tooth enamel is important, and 3 ways you can prevent enamel erosion to avoid tooth decay. What is Tooth Enamel? Tooth enamel is translucent, naturally occurring...
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November 19, 2019 Sometimes at bi-annual checkups, San Francisco residents are in a rush. They want to avoid dental x-rays and skip straight to teeth cleaning. But our dentists recommend their patients always get dental x-rays during their bi-annual checkups. The reason – dental x-rays can catch a number of oral health issues early on. And the earlier you catch an issue, the easier it is to treat....
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November 5, 2019 No dental patient wants to hear those dreaded words when they come into the dentist for a bi-annual check up: “You’ve got a cavity.” Not only does that mean you must schedule a secondary dental visit despite a busy work schedule, but it also means that dreaded shot of novocaine, the drilling of one’s tooth, and a tooth filling (thank goodness teeth fillings are white...
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