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About Dr. Sean Moran

Dr. Moran is a San Francisco native. He received his undergraduate degree at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He also received his DDS degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 1988 at which time he began practicing general dentistry in San Francisco.

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Internal Whitening Shade Guide

What Is Internal Whitening?

Most people are familiar with teeth whitening, a quick and convenient method to lighten the color of teeth and improve their appearance. However, a more obscure whitening procedure (used only in particular circumstances) is called internal bleaching, or internal whitening. When is Internal Whitening Used? Internal whitening is just for a single tooth, typically one […]

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Gum Recession

Do You Have Gum Recession?

What is Gum Recession? Gum recession is a condition in which gum tissue shrinks/retracts/disappears over time. The result is that teeth appear longer and exposed. Superficially, this might look unsightly, but it can also cause sensitivity, discomfort, and other problems. If left untreated, recession can lead to cavities and, eventually, tooth loss. It may be […]

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young-woman-with-jaw-pain

Jaw Pain, Popping, or “Clicking”

Are You Experiencing Jaw Pain? Jaw pain can be a real annoyance. It can be especially disturbing when you have no idea about the cause of the underlying problem. And, since we use our jaws every day for eating and speaking, the pain is usually impossible to ignore. Different symptoms can be warning signs of […]

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Full Mouth Dental X-Rays

Dental X-rays Again?

Why Do I Need X-rays Again? Whether you are visiting our office for a specific dental problem you’re experiencing or just stopping by for a routine checkup, we may notify you that it’s time to update your X-rays. You probably won’t need new X-rays every visit; however, if significant changes have occurred or you’re experiencing […]

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Complete Dentures

Get a Denture Reline

Well-fitting dentures are essential to your comfort, significantly affecting your ability to eat, chew, and speak properly. Some people are good-humored about their dentures and don’t mind people knowing, while others prefer to keep it to themselves. For the latter group, loose-fitting dentures that slip are an embarrassing nightmare. Even if you can handle the […]

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Recovering after Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth At-Home Care

After Wisdom Teeth Extraction… After you’ve had your wisdom teeth removed, it’s crucial to maintain proper at-home care during the recovery period. Always follow your dentist’s specific instructions, and remember the general guidelines below. Post Wisdom Teeth Instructions Pain, Sensitivity, Swelling It’s normal to experience mild to moderate pain following extraction. If discomfort occurs, use […]

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Dental Inlay on Tooth

Dental Inlays

What are dental inlays? If you’re familiar with dental inlays, then you’ve likely experienced a cavity filling (and possibly retreatment on a particular tooth). A dental inlay is a restoration that repairs one of these such problem areas. It’s typically larger than a traditional filling, yet still small enough to preserve the majority of the […]

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Periodontal Maintenance Checkup

Periodontal Maintenance

What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums. It typically occurs due to the buildup of plaque or tartar along the gum line, as well as other results of poor oral hygiene. Early stages of the condition (often called gingivitis) may first appear as mild bleeding during brushing or flossing. You […]

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Dental Sealants Treatment

Dental Sealants: Are They Worth It?

What are dental sealants? Dental sealants are a thin, liquid coating that hardens onto teeth to cover their high-risk, vulnerable areas. Commonly used as prevention in children and adolescents, the sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth. (Particularly the large, rear teeth called molars.) The sealant itself is a composite resin. We apply […]

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Smile Restoration

Smile Restorations

New Smiles Created Here! Rejuvenate your look with smile restorations. Most people have some sort of imperfection in their smile which they’d want to have fixed if given the chance. Some people, more than others. That’s just how it goes. Everyone’s mouth is different, and everyone is at a different stage of their journey toward […]

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