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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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 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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November 14, 2016 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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October 24, 2016 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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September 29, 2016 If you’ve started to notice any kind of discomfort, pain, or swelling in your teeth or gums, you should definitely call your dentist right away. In some cases, pain and swelling around your teeth can be signs that you need a root canal. San Francisco patients who wait to get their teeth examined can put themselves at serious risk of infection and even life-threatening illnesses...
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