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Sensitivity Toothpaste

Sensitivity Toothpaste

Does Sensitivity Toothpaste Work? If you were to take the commercial’s word for it, you’d think sensitivity toothpaste was a magic cure-all! In reality, over-the-counter toothpaste may provide some relief from mild sensitivity, but addressing the underlying cause is the only way to truly solve the problem. Usually, teeth have a layer of super-hard enamel […]

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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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Dental Bad Habits

Some Bad Habits Are Hard To Break Often, people think of their teeth as indestructible, engaging in high-risk activities, or using them for things they just aren’t well-suited to do. Avoid these bad habits to keep teeth strong and healthy. Using Teeth as Tools Conventional wisdom says there’s no substitute for the correct tool. Well, […]

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Grinding & Clenching Teeth

Are You Grinding Your Teeth? Tooth grinding (AKA bruxism) can be a big problem Grinding or clenching your teeth is a common stress reaction, and most don’t even realize they are doing it. However, it can have a devastating impact on your teeth, especially when it becomes a habit and a go-to response. If you […]

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Painful TMJ

What Is TMJ?

Do You Have TMJ? Get diagnosed and receive treatment. TMJ is the abbreviation for the temporomandibular joint—the connection between the lower jaw (mandible) and the skull. When things are working normally, this joint opens and closes even and smoothly. Your teeth and jaw close and interact with perfect alignment. Other times, however, things can get […]

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Sensitivity: Causes and Treatment for Teeth

When teeth hurt, you know something is not right. It may be a minor cavity or infection, but one of the common varieties of dental pain is tooth sensitivity. And anyone who experiences it knows it isn’t fun. Sensitivity may occur when drinking or eating hot or cold liquids or foods, or whenever pressure is […]

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Cracked Tooth

Cracked Tooth Treatment

Do You Have A Cracked Tooth? Whether superficial, structural, or painful damage, seek treatment now! Anyone who’s ever had a cracked tooth can tell you that it can be a distressing situation. However, tooth cracks (fractures) are easily fixable with a range of effective and modern options. Call us today at (415) 433-9032 to schedule […]

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Gum Recession

Gum Recession Causes & Effects

Why Gum Recession Matters Healthy gums are crucial to healthy teeth! Gum recession is one of the signs of poor oral health, and it can also cause direct problems to teeth. If you have ongoing gum problems or periodontal disease, call our office today at (415) 433-9032. Healthy teeth receive protection from a layer of […]

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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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Do You Have TMJ Pain?

Helping You Solve TMJ Pain Some 10 million people suffer from some form of TMJ Disorder: from clicking or popping whenever they yawn, to intense migraine-like pain in the area around their ears. The temporamandibular joint is the hinge between your jaw and skull. The bone and muscles permit your jaw to move—not just up […]

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