Athletic Mouthguards

Custom-fitted Mouthguards in San Rafael, CA 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 [...]

Athletic Mouthguards2021-06-19T15:57:10+00:00

Crowns & Bridges: How They Work

A missing tooth is more than just a hindrance to normal chewing, and more than a cosmetic bother. It's a threat to the entire architecture of your mouth. The mouth is dynamic. Where there is a missing tooth, neighboring teeth drift, gum disease may crop up, even the unprotected bone ridge is susceptible to damage. [...]

Crowns & Bridges: How They Work2020-07-19T16:02:50+00:00

How to Handle Dental Emergencies

During Any Emergency: Stay Calm You've taken every precaution. You never chew ice or hard candy. You don't use your teeth to open packaging or crack nuts. You always wear a mouthguard for risky recreation. And then it happens—a dental emergency. Common Dental Emergencies: Toothache - While a toothache may be a "common" problem, it's [...]

How to Handle Dental Emergencies2020-07-19T15:57:17+00:00

Crown and Bridge Treatment

Maintaining the integrity of your mouth Teeth are tough. Formed from the hardest substances in the body, they're harder even than bone. But they're not indestructible. Throughout life teeth are subject to injury—maybe it will be a blow from a hockey puck in your twenties. Or a luckless chomp on an unseen popcorn kernel in [...]

Crown and Bridge Treatment2018-10-02T00:00:38+00:00

EMERGENCY! Save that Tooth!

Dental emergencies happen. If a permanent tooth is knocked out, don’t delay. Call us immediately for an emergency visit. Re-implanting a tooth works best when done within 30 minutes. After two hours, the procedure is unlikely to be successful. Call us after any blow to the mouth. A chipped tooth can be repaired, and any [...]

EMERGENCY! Save that Tooth!2015-07-21T00:00:51+00:00

Crowns—Dental Workhorses

Most dentists will agree that crown restorations are at the heart of general dentistry. We've all studied crowns in dental school, and some of us have done our best work replacing missing teeth and saving the rest. Research has given us the wherewithal to achieve virtually ideal restorations. They are natural looking, comfortable and stable in the [...]

Crowns—Dental Workhorses2015-06-23T00:00:55+00:00

Cosmetic Bonding: Your Solution to a Brighter Smile?

While cosmetic bonding is well over 25 years old, improvements in the materials have recently made bonding one of the hottest item in dentistry. Bonding is a procedure in which a white plastic filling can be applied to the natural outer surface of the tooth. We can take a discolored or broken tooth and “glue” a [...]

Cosmetic Bonding: Your Solution to a Brighter Smile?2015-06-02T00:00:24+00:00

In Case Of A Dental Emergency!

During any emergency it's important to remain calm as you arrange for treatment, and be sure to follow these instructions in the the meantime. Toothache Rinse mouth vigorously with cool water. Floss to remove food that might be trapped between teeth. DON’T use heat or place aspirin ON the aching tooth or gum. Call us [...]

In Case Of A Dental Emergency!2014-05-13T00:00:13+00:00