how did i get this gap between my teeth
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…

Nip Bad Breath in the Bud

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA It’s one of those things most people do not want to talk about, even with their dentist. Bad breath is certainly embarrassing, yet it happens to just about all of us at some point. While sometimes, certain foods you eat such as that garlic bread with lunch, or those…

Protecting your Teeth as you Age

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA According to the American Dental Association, a fifth of adults ages 75 years and older have not seen a dentist in at least five years. While this may not seem all that bad, taking care of your teeth as you age is just as important as doing so when…

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Overbrushing when there’s too much of a Good Thing

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA We grow up knowing about the importance of brushing our teeth every day to help maintain good oral health, but too much of even a good thing can be a detriment. Your local San Francisco dentist at Glen Park Dental wants to make you aware of the potential dangers…

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Why Insurance Shouldn’t Dictate Level of Care

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Many people are nervous about going to the dentist, but for some, the anxiety does not come from what happens in the dental chair but from the cost of the care. These individuals may neglect to make regular visits to their dentist, even when they have a problem that…

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Use Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Use it or lose it. This is the credo that applies when it comes to your dental benefits and, unfortunately, it is one that many consumers do not heed. The vast majority of dental insurance plans operate on a calendar year, meaning that when January 1 arrives, any unused…

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