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About Marin Dental Care

Dr. Steven Chase, DDS & Jacqueline Kotula, DDS pride themselves on offering their patients the most comprehensive and sophisticated options for dental care in a comfortable and friendly environment. Their caring and talented dental family’s first priority is the well being of their patients. They strive to help their patients achieve optimum dental health by providing personalized and compassionate dental care. Their team is comprised of highly skilled professionals dedicated to excellence in every phase of dental treatment. They are committed to continued education, which enables the delivery of the very finest, state-of-the-art cosmetic, restorative, and CEREC® same-day dentistry, along with Invisalign® clear aligners.

Toothpaste, Before The Tube

How Product Packaging Improved Oral Health You might think tubes would make an obvious package for toothpaste, but the first toothpaste in a tube wasn't sold till 1892. These kinds of containers had been around for 50 years but were only used for storing oil paints. Most folks associated collapsible tubes with "Burnt Umber" or [...]

Toothpaste, Before The Tube2020-06-27T19:52:17+00:00

Since Your Last Checkup…

Tell Us About Any Changes Dental care is just one part of total health care. Because of that, we need to keep current with your entire health history, the good and the bad. Since your last checkup, be sure to tell us if you: have experienced any new allergies or sensitivities have quit smoking (or [...]

Since Your Last Checkup…2020-06-27T19:52:03+00:00

A Healthy Dose of Sun

For Natural Vitamin D We all know that overexposure to the sun can cause harm. Sunburns are painful, and ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a contributing risk factor for skin cancer. But it's not all bad. The sun's energy is critical for life on Earth, and indeed, moderate exposure can play a positive role in our [...]

A Healthy Dose of Sun2020-06-27T19:51:54+00:00

Improving Self-Esteem

Do Looks Affect the Way People Treat You? Positive self-esteem—how we feel about ourselves—is important to a healthy personality, the development of a positive attitude about life, and achievement in the direction we choose. It is well documented that people with a positive "feeling" about themselves do better in school, in business, and have closer, [...]

Improving Self-Esteem2020-06-27T19:51:38+00:00

After COVID-19…

Welcome Back! We're here for your health and safety. We hope you have been well through these past couple of months. We cannot wait to see you again as the shelter in place restrictions continue to loosen. The COVID-19 crisis has affected nearly every member of our community. And, when our dental office was closed [...]

After COVID-19…2020-06-27T19:50:43+00:00

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 [...]

Are You Grinding Your Teeth?2020-04-21T19:08:08+00:00

Tooth Health: Cut out the Carbonation

Soda, Coke, Soft Drinks, Energy Drinks—whatever you call them, they're bad for teeth. You probably know that soft drinks aren't good for you. They are high in sugar and provide little nutrition other than some "empty calories." Even if you enjoy the diet/zero calorie versions, the acid content can be a problem. That's because the [...]

Tooth Health: Cut out the Carbonation2020-04-21T19:05:56+00:00

Do You Have Dry Mouth?

Dehydration and Dry Mouth can Affect Oral Health If you only occasionally find yourself with a dry mouth, then it's probably nothing to worry about. It's just a natural sign of being thirsty. However, if a lack of saliva flow becomes a chronic condition, then it can become a dental issue. That's because saliva has [...]

Do You Have Dry Mouth?2020-04-21T19:03:08+00:00

Bad Habits for Teeth

Everyday Habits can Impact Oral Health Most of us have a bad habit or two that we'd like to change. Here are some common habits that are especially hard on teeth: Biting or Chewing Non-Foods Items Maybe you've done it for years with no harm, but each time you bite a non-food object is unnecessary [...]

Bad Habits for Teeth2020-04-21T19:01:17+00:00

Inlays, Onlays, & Crowns

What is the difference between Inlays, Onlays, and Crowns? They all strengthen and repair a damaged tooth, but generally, the type of restoration we use is determined by the extent of the damage. Inlays - Inlays are used when a cavity has grown too big to be treated with a traditional filling. Made of porcelain [...]

Inlays, Onlays, & Crowns2020-03-26T17:15:44+00:00