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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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Relieve your Dental Anxiety the Natural Way

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Millions of people suffer from dental anxiety or a fear of going to the dentist. While there are methods of relaxing for patients such as use of nitrous oxide or sedation dentistry, some patients prefer a more natural option for relieving their dental anxiety. Here are some tips you…

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Wisdom Teeth – 3 Things You Need To Know

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Most people, 85%, have their wisdom teeth extracted at some point. In fact, if you are an adult you probably had the procedure done years ago. But, here are some things you need to know about wisdom teeth. What are wisdom teeth? There are typically four of these third…

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What You Really Lose When you Skip a Dental Cleaning

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Twice a year you receive a reminder from your dentist that it is time for your checkup. But, why do you have to go once every six months? Or at all? The recommended twice a year dental visits was designed for the average person. And, for more than two…

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First Impressions a Smile Can Make or Break

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Let’s face it, many of us form our opinions about a person based on a first impression, which by the way, accounts for a total of about one-tenth of a second. That equates to 100 times faster than it took you to read this opening sentence. What is really…

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