415-433-9032

Archive | Patient Education RSS feed for this section

Dental Calculus Removal

Dental Calculus

We’re Not Talking About Math! Dental Calculus Is Damaging To Teeth. Dental calculus is simply another name for tartar—a solid, harmful substance that builds up on teeth. Without removing this hardened plaque, teeth become more susceptible to cavities and tooth decay. Additionally, calculus along the gum line will contribute to periodontal disease, which in turn […]

Continue Reading
Woman Happy with New Dentist

Choosing A New Dentist

When looking for a new dentist, there are several possibilities to consider. Whether you just moved and are new to the area, had a bad experience at a different dental practice, or you simply haven’t been to the dentist in a while, choosing a new dentist you can trust is essential. Maybe you have a […]

Continue Reading
Woman With Jaw Pain

Experiencing Jaw Pain?

Jaw Pain May Have Several Causes Sometimes jaw pain is just temporary. You may have over-used the muscles while chewing hard food, or even just slept on that side in an awkward position. Other times, however, chronic jaw pain can be a symptom of something more. It could be a problem associated with your TMJ […]

Continue Reading
Tooth Stains

Tooth Stains: What Foods Cause Them?

Your favorite food and drink may be causing tooth stains. For most of us, tooth stains are a continuous battle. The best way to keep teeth white is to brush and floss twice a day. Then, make sure you see a dentist regularly for preventative checkups and cleanings (usually recommended every six months). As well […]

Continue Reading
Boy With Asthma Inhaler

Asthma and Your Mouth

If you are one of the millions of Americans who have asthma, make sure you are aware of the implications for your mouth. If it’s been a while since your last appointment, consider scheduling an exam, cleaning, and X-rays at Sansome Dental Care. We’ll give you a complete dental checkup and evaluation of your oral […]

Continue Reading
Sleep Apnea Diagram

Sleep Apnea Causes & Solutions

Sleep Apnea FAQs What are the symptoms of sleep apnea? The most commonly recognized symptom of sleep apnea is snoring during the night. While snoring can be mildly annoying or even humorous, other implications can be much more serious. During sleep apnea, there is often an interruption in sleep patterns due to obstruction of the […]

Continue Reading
Sterile Rubber Gloves

Sterilization: Protecting Our Patients

Sterilization Limits Exposure to Germs and Bacteria During regular day to day life, germs and bacteria typically get a bad rap. When sterilization gets taken too far, we’re missing out on the benefits of a healthy and tested immune system. However, when it comes to dentistry and any medical facility, nothing could be further from […]

Continue Reading
Girl with Pierced Tongue

Pierced Problems

A Pierced Tongue, Lip, or Cheek A pierced body part may be essential to your style, but if it involves the mouth, it may not be the best choice in regards to your oral health. If you do have a piercing or are thinking about getting one, make sure you consider the potential effects and […]

Continue Reading
Saliva Glands

Saliva Protects Your Teeth

Dental Benefits of Saliva A healthy flow, keeps you good to go! Saliva provides many benefits to teeth, which usually go unnoticed in a healthy mouth. However, the discomfort of chronic dry mouth (xerostomia) is impossible to ignore! If you experience this condition, contact our office today at (415) 433-9032. Saliva helps lubricate the teeth […]

Continue Reading
Elderly Mother and Daughter

Elderly Care for Teeth

Excellent Oral Hygiene is Important For the Elderly So take the time to support and encourage older friends and family members. With elderly patients, it’s more critical than ever to maintain good oral health, since they may already be dealing with damaged or decaying teeth. So, if you have an aging parent, relative, or friend, […]

Continue Reading