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Custom Made Mouthguards

Athletic Mouthguards

Custom-fitted Mouthguards in San Francisco Mouthguards can protect teeth during contact sports and other risky activities. Accidents happen… and dental injuries during athletic competition are an all-too-common occurrence. Once a tooth is cracked, broken—or worse, knocked out—there’s no going back. It’s for keeps. The National Institute of Dental Research reports a dramatic drop in mouth […]

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Dental Exam

Become a “Regular” Patient

And Come Visit us at Sansome Dental! Professional teeth cleanings and dental checkups in San Francisco As a patient, receiving regular dental checkups and cleanings (along with proper at-home brushing and flossing) is the best thing you can do for your dental health. With regular care, we can clean those hard-to-reach areas before they develop […]

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Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride Treatments for Kids

Children’s Fluoride Treatments available in San Francisco Fluoride plays an important role in the development of children’s teeth. Fluoride is often found naturally in water, soil, air, and many foods. It is absorbed easily into tooth enamel, especially in the growing teeth of children from 6 months to 16 years old. Once teeth are fully […]

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Dental Night Guards

Night Guards for Teeth Grinding

Protective Dental Night Guards in San Francisco Custom-fitted night guards to protect teeth from nighttime grinding (bruxism). Bruxism is the clenching or grinding of teeth. It’s a fairly common habit with about 1 in 3 exhibiting the behavior, yet most don’t even realize they’re affected. Many times it occurs while sleeping at night, usually due […]

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Fluoride Trays

Adult Fluoride Treatments

Topical Fluoride Treatments in San Francisco No matter your age, fluoride helps prevent cavities, tooth decay, and periodontal disease. Fluoride helps create healthy teeth, and it’s not just for kids—adults need fluoride too! Every day, acidic foods and drinks threaten to erode tooth enamel. Bacteria as well, can produce acid and dissolve enamel on a […]

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Happy Smiling Patient

Grow Older with Your Teeth

As we grow older, it’s natural for changes in our mouths, gums, and jawbone to occur. However (thanks to preventive dentistry) people nowadays are keeping their natural teeth longer and longer. Prevent Tooth Loss as you Grow Older Neglect is the main cause of tooth loss, and most problems can be prevented with a simple […]

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Man with Mouthwash

Should You Use Mouthwash?

The Answer is… Maybe! Mouthwash, or mouth rinses, are primarily used to remove food debris after brushing and flossing. They provide a pleasant taste, freshen the breath, and (depending on the active ingredient) can also protect against plaque & bacteria, periodontal disease, and/or cavities. So should everyone use mouthwash? Not exactly. Some people who use […]

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Man Grinding His Teeth

Are You Grinding Your Teeth?

What is Bruxism? Bruxism is the clenching or grinding of teeth. It’s a fairly common habit with about 1 in 3 exhibiting the behavior, yet most don’t even realize they’re affected. That’s partly because bruxism can occur while sleeping at night, but also because the habit develops subconsciously, usually due to stress or anxiety. Recognizing […]

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Tongue Check

Oral Exams: Checking out the Tongue

Have you ever wondered why doctors and dentists ask you to open wide and say, “Ahhhh?” It’s true that we dentists are looking for cavities and tooth-related problems, but the tongue and other soft tissues can also be an important indicator for a patient’s overall health. Diseases such as diabetes, AIDS, scarlet fever, and different […]

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Woman Looking at Her Teeth

Look for Changes in Your Mouth

Whenever you find yourself brushing or flossing in front of a mirror, take the opportunity to really look inside your mouth. A self examination is the first line of defense in detecting potential problems… and the earlier, the better! Open wide and look at all the soft tissues, watching for any unusual changes such as […]

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