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 [...]

Dental Calculus2022-01-06T21:44:47+00:00

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 [...]

Choosing A New Dentist2022-01-06T21:37:06+00:00

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 Marin Dental Care. We'll give you a complete dental checkup and evaluation of your oral [...]

Asthma and Your Mouth2021-10-25T19:35:14+00:00

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 [...]

Sterilization: Protecting Our Patients2021-10-25T19:24:21+00:00

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 [...]

Pierced Problems2021-06-19T16:19:44+00:00

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) 499-7700. Saliva helps lubricate the teeth [...]

Saliva Protects Your Teeth2021-06-19T16:17:06+00:00

Know Your Teeth, Inside and Out!

Learn Your Tooth Anatomy, Shape, and Function Teeth differ in shape depending on their function & position in the mouth. On the inside, however, they all share the same basic anatomy. Parts of a Tooth Crown: the visible, chewing portion of the tooth. Root: the portion of the tooth hidden by the gums, it anchors [...]

Know Your Teeth, Inside and Out!2021-01-04T02:36:37+00:00

Do You Have Dental Insurance?

Get to Know Your Insurance Plan! And call us if you have any questions. Dental insurance comes in many varieties, so every patient should examine their contract, read all the terms carefully, and see how it shapes up! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call our office at (415) 499-7700. What to [...]

Do You Have Dental Insurance?2020-12-31T21:54:01+00:00

Adult Fluoride Treatments

Topical Fluoride Treatments in San Rafael, CA 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 the enamel [...]

Adult Fluoride Treatments2020-12-31T21:33:20+00:00