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TMJ Disorder has Changed How I Look. What can I do about It?

San Francisco and Marin CA Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD) affects millions of Americans and can cause severe jaw pain, chronic headaches and tinnitus (or ringing in the ears). But TMJ disorder can also impact facial appearance. Today our Bay Area TMJ dentist at Glen Park Dental is reviewing how TMD can cause a change in…

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Renew your Sleep Habits

San Francisco and Marin CA The National Institutes of Health estimate that up to 70 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep deficiency. Perhaps you struggle to get to sleep or stay asleep, or you wake up and just don’t feel well-rested. Maybe stress, family responsibilities or illness are affecting your ability to rest….

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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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Is Tongue Thrust a Sign of Autism?

San Francisco and Marin CA Tongue thrust is an oral health condition in which the tongue presses forward too far in the mouth, and it can impact the way a child breathes, eats and speaks. Sometimes, tongue thrust can be caused by a child’s long-term sucking of his or her thumb or a pacifier. It…

How Can a Tongue-Tie Cause Snoring?

San Francisco and Marin CA A tongue-tie occurs when the string of tissue that tethers the tongue to the floor of the mouth is too short, limiting the range of motion in the tongue. You’re either born with a tongue-tie or you’re not. It’s not something that develops later in life. About 10% of babies…

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Get your smile GLOing in 2024

San Francisco and Marin CA Our teeth naturally stain from the foods and drinks we consume but practicing good oral hygiene like brushing twice a day and flossing daily, paired with regular dental cleanings helps reduce stains and buildup. However, even with a strict oral hygiene regimen, stains still occur. A yellow or dingy smile…

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I tried DIY Orthodontics. Is My Oral Health at Risk?

San Francisco and Marin CA Large companies with no physical presence have profited in recent years from the internet and people’s desire to have straight, beautiful smiles. At-home orthodontic aligners like those from SmileDirectClub promised to save consumers time and money by straightening their teeth at home. The DIY orthodontic aligners look strikingly similar to…

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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…