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The Value of Metal-Free Fillings

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Tooth enamel is a hard and highly mineralized substance that comprises the protective outer layer of your tooth structure. When you consume sugary foods and drinks, it becomes a food source for the bacteria in your mouth. Those bacteria feed and excrete acids that eat away at your tooth…

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Moving to the Bay Area? Here’s how to find a Dentist

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA The Bay Area is thriving. Whether you’re talking about Oakland, San Francisco, Marin, or any of the surrounding suburbs, people continue to flock to this region. The Bay Area population has grown at a higher rate than any other part of the state, by 8.5 percent since 2010! If…

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4 Facts About Your Bay Area Family Dentist

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Lots of people associate going to the dentist with getting their teeth cleaned, or for the occasional filling or dental crown. But, there are other interesting facts about the Bay Area family dentists at Glen Park Dental. Our dentists provide care for patients of all ages, even children. Today…

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6 Dental Habits to Start in the New Year

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA The beginning of a new year means new beginnings and letting go of bad or unhelpful habits. Improving health has been one of the top contenders on nearly everyone’s resolutions list, and it’s probably not going to lose its footing anytime soon. This year, as we enter not only…

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4 Tips on choosing a Dentist in the Bay Area

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA The Bay Area is filled with qualified dentists to serve the community. Each office has its own style, history, and services making it a unique experience. However, with multiple dentists from which to choose, it can be an overwhelming process to sift through and find one that suits your…

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How did I get this Gap Between my Teeth?

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA If you are an adult with gapped teeth, you might wonder how it got there. Many factors cause an unwanted space between teeth, and you may have had it for so long now that you can’t even remember not having that space in your smile. Glen Park Dental wants…

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6 Ways to Deal with Sensitive Teeth

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Sensitive teeth are a common complaint from many patients that come to our office. Tooth sensitivity happens when the dental enamel begins to wear thin, or as the gums slowly pull away from the base of the teeth (a process known as gum erosion). Then, temperature changes in the…

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Risk Factors of Tooth Decay

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Nearly everyone will deal with tooth decay at some point in his or her life. Tooth decay is caused by acid-producing bacteria, which help create areas of decay called cavities. These cavities are the “homes” of an infectious disease called dental caries, which is the most common infectious disease…

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Tips on choosing a Dentist in San Francisco

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Even though each of us should visit the dentist once every six months for a check-up, the American Dental Association estimates that one of every three people in the United States does not go to the dentist even once per year. Patients who have lapsed in their dental care…

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Be Thankful for your Dentist

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA The holiday season is almost here. For many of us, this is a fun but hectic time of year, but did you know that the holidays also pose a threat to your oral health? Between the plethora of sugary treats that are available at seemingly every holiday function and…

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