What Is Scaling and Root Planing?

Vital Periodontal Treatment Scaling and root planing improves the health of teeth and gums. When teeth become inundated with plaque or tartar, they may need to undergo scaling or root planing to remove the harmful substance. Without doing so, tartar along the gumline is a known contributor to developing periodontal disease. This condition consists of [...]

What Is Scaling and Root Planing?2022-01-06T21:49:51+00:00

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

How Do Cavities Start?

You do your best to brush and floss. You make sure that you get your dental checkups. But then, you get the dreaded news; you have cavities. How can this happen?!? Well, the first thing to remember is don't panic, and don't beat yourself up over a minor setback. These things can happen, even to [...]

How Do Cavities Start?2022-01-06T21:40:02+00:00

9 Worst Foods For Teeth

Some of the Worst Foods Aren't What You Expect If you're like many Americans, you're more concerned than ever about trying to eat healthily. As well as eating nutritious foods that are good for your overall health, be sure to avoid the foods that are the worst for your teeth. At the very least, make [...]

9 Worst Foods For Teeth2022-01-06T20:41:02+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

Tooth Sensitivity

Is Tooth Sensitivity Causing Problems? Find Treatment for Tooth Pain and Discomfort Tooth sensitivity can be a recurring issue that results in pain or discomfort when eating the foods you love! Don't live with the irritation and sensitivity any longer. Call (415) 499-7700 for a consultation. Tooth sensitivity may have several different causes, but it's [...]

Tooth Sensitivity2021-10-25T19:33:25+00:00

Inlays and Onlays for Your Teeth

To Repair Damage and Restore Function Inlays and Onlays help your teeth look and perform their best! Inlays and onlays are both dental restorations to repair damaged teeth or larger cavities. They are often the best choice when chewing teeth (molars or bicuspids) that already have a filling experience more decay in the affected area. [...]

Inlays and Onlays for Your Teeth2021-07-01T21:59:40+00:00

Fluoride Treatments for Kids

Children's Fluoride Treatments available in San Rafael, CA 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 [...]

Fluoride Treatments for Kids2021-01-04T02:32:59+00:00

Amalgam & Silver Filling Removal

Metal-Free, Tooth-Colored Fillings in San Rafael, CA Fix cavities or replace old mercury amalgams with tooth-colored fillings. Chewing puts incredible stresses on teeth. That's why, in the past, filling cavities and restoring damaged teeth usually involved metals such as gold, silver, or an amalgam. (A mixture of metals, including mercury.) Today, you have a choice [...]

Amalgam & Silver Filling Removal2020-12-31T21:39:22+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