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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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Glasses of Soda

Skip The Soda

Why Skip Soda? If you are working toward becoming healthier, there’s one simple change that will significantly benefit your overall health and your dental health as well. That is to skip drinking soda. Because of Sugar Whether you call it soda, soft drinks, cola, coke, pop, or any other name, it’s all terrible for you. […]

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Woman Using Mouthwash

Does Mouthwash Work?

Should I Use Mouthwash? Mouthwash (also called a mouth rinse or just a rinse) are liquids that are squished around in the mouth and then discarded. They come in a wide variety of solutions with different intended purposes and active ingredients. One question we often receive is: does mouthwash really work? With all the extraordinary […]

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Woman Using a Toothpick

Toothpick Users Beware

Toothpick Dangers Toothpicks can be a convenient, disposable tool when you have something stuck between your teeth. Indeed, they are a ubiquitous feature in many situations. Most families have a box somewhere in their kitchen, and most restaurants will have them available to “clean up” after a meal. However, a toothpick can also prove hazardous […]

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Braces with Straight Teeth

Do You Want Straight Teeth?

Options For Straight Teeth Most people don’t have perfectly straight teeth. Common problems may include some level of overcrowding, gaps, or various combinations of misalignment. Those that do have straight teeth are either genetically blessed or (more likely) have probably undergone orthodontic treatment. Most individuals begin treatment in childhood or during their teenage years, but […]

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Dried Mixed Fruit

Is Fruit Bad For Teeth?

What To Know About Fruit We’ve always heard that fruit is an extremely healthy food choice. And it’s true; it is rich in many essential nutrients such as vitamins as well as disease-fighting antioxidants. However, as with many beneficial things in life, it’s not without drawbacks. Fruit is so tempting and sweet because it is […]

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Teeth Whitening Shade Match

Teeth Whitening Consultation

Why Teeth Whitening? Many people are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth. Often, the chief complaint is related to tooth color. Whether you drink too much coffee, indulge in red wine, or other stain-causing practices, there are many reasons why you might feel the need to lighten the color of your teeth. Perhaps you […]

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Senior Woman with Partial Denture

What Is A Partial Denture?

Is A Partial Denture Right For You? A partial denture is… probably just what you are envisioning! It is a removable oral appliance used to replace missing teeth. However, unlike a complete denture, it does not replace the entire arch of teeth, but rather just a few, or even just a single tooth. When Teeth […]

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Deep Cleaning

Need A Deep Cleaning?

What’s Involved During a Deep Cleaning? You probably know what goes on during a regular dental cleaning. We use special instruments to remove debris, build-up, and tartar. Then, we polish your teeth to get them looking their best. However, if it’s been a while since your last appointment and cleaning at the dentist’s office, you […]

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Drinking Water for Dry Mouth

Dry Mouth and What it Means

There are few things more uncomfortable than a dry mouth. It can make it hard to speak, impossible to swallow, and it might seem like you’re overly thirsty. If this happens just once in a while, it’s probably nothing to worry over excessively. You might just be slightly dehydrated, and the condition passes relatively quickly. […]

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Brushing Baby Teeth with Finger Brush

Baby Teeth Essentials

What to Know About Baby Teeth You might think that you can skip a child’s visit to the dentist’s office once in a while. Or maybe you believe that their baby teeth (also called primary teeth) aren’t as important. After all, they will get a whole new set, so what’s the harm in a cavity […]

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