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5 Reasons to Floss Everyday

San Francisco and Marin CA According to data from surveys, approximately one-third of American adults do not floss at all. Are you one of them? Failing to floss daily, much less failing to floss at all, elevates your risk of tooth decay, gum disease and other hazards to your oral health. If your flossing is…

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What Does it Mean if a Toothache Causes Ear Pain?

San Francisco and Marin CA Toothaches — whether they start as a dull, aching pain or are excruciating from the onset — are unexpected, inconvenient and painful. Oftentimes, that pain can radiate to other places on the face and head, including in the ears. Today, our family dentist in San Francisco is tackling the reasons…

Delta Dental Notice

Hello Friends and Family of Glen Park Dental Despite our best attempts to speak with each of our Delta Dental clients directly throughout the year and via email in August, there are some who regrettably still came in for their appointments unaware of the changes and or the potential ramifications to their dental coverage and…

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Are you Sabotaging your Weight Loss by not doing this One Thing?

San Francisco and Marin CA Maintaining good oral health has so many benefits. It keeps your pearly whites looking beautiful. It reduces your risk of dental disease. It helps protect your overall health by reducing your body’s inflammatory markers. Doctors measure inflammatory markers through blood samples, and the findings could indicate infection, or the presence…

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Expense of Dental Care

San Francisco and Marin CA Dental care in the United States has a reputation for being rather pricey, a reputation that is not exactly undeserved. While dental checkups, cleanings, and routine visits are often very reasonable, dental procedures beyond this can be very costly, almost staggeringly so: implants and root canals can run into the…

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Get the Truth Behind Flossing your Teeth

San Francisco and Marin CA As dentists, we understand why many patients don’t floss, even though it only takes a couple of minutes out of their day. But did you know that flossing is the only way to clean between your teeth effectively? Your toothbrush does an excellent job at removing plaque and bacteria from…

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What Exactly is a Root Canal, and Why are they Needed?

San Francisco and Marin CA Although root canals have an unfortunate – and largely underserved – reputation as a major, excruciating oral surgery, they are actually much less elaborate and far less painful than what is usually feared. Simply put, a root canal is a dental operation or set of them which saves teeth and…

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Why a Chipped Tooth is a Big Deal

San Francisco and Marin CA Tooth enamel is the hardest and toughest substance in the human body. Despite this, teeth can be chipped (and even broken). Being struck in the mouth forcefully, falling on the mouth, and biting down too hard on something too hard can do it, especially if the tooth is weakened by…

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How to Tell if You Need a Dental Crown or Filling

San Francisco and Marin CA If you have a toothache, it’s not something you should wait out or ignore. Frequent or recurring tooth pain can impede your ability to function in your everyday life. Like any other kind of pain, a toothache is your body’s way of signaling you that something is wrong. Decay is…