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PREVENTATIVE DENTISTRY

Dr. Moran believes that Preventative Dentistry is the best kind of dentistry. Dr. Moran educates her patients on how to prevent any dental issues from arising or getting worst. Regular dental visits, exams, and xrays are the best and most effective way to prevent any issue from arising and identify an issue before it gets worse. 

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COMPREHENSIVE/PERIODIC EXAMS AND XRAYS

Every time we see you, Dr. Olivia Moran will perform a diligent, preventative dental examination on your teeth and gums to ensure they are in good health. We will take annual, check-up x-rays as x-rays help us see any cavities, broken fillings, broken crowns, the overall health of your bone level, and any oral pathology present. 

ORAL HYGEINE EDUCATION

 

Dr. Moran and her team believe the term “lifelong learner” also applies to your dental wellness! We are constantly striving to educate our San Francisco patients on their overall dental health, cavity prevention, gum disease, or any other problems. We share this knowledge with you so we can work together to maintain your oral health, even at home. We'll show you proper flossing techniques, what type of toothpaste and toothbrushes you should use, and if you need any supplemental hygiene instruments like a Waterpik and fluordie toothpaste (toothpaste for sensitive teeth or high caries risk teeth). 

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  • Why do I need to floss?
    Brushing cleans all surfaces of your teeth EXCEPT the surfaces in between your teeth. The only thing that cleans between your teeth is flossing. If you don’t floss at least once a day, plaque and bacteria build up between your teeth and into your gums, causing a higher risk for you to get cavities in between your teeth and gum disease.
  • How often should you floss your teeth?
    Everyday! ​We only ask for you to floss once a day. It takes just 2 extra minutes of your day. It doesn’t matter when or where you floss as long as you floss once a day.
  • How do I know if my gums are healthy?
    Just remember that healthy gums don’t bleed. If your’re asking yourself why your gums bleed a lot, this indicates the presence of gingivitis. When you have gingivitis, your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth, this means that you’re gums are inflamed. ​If you brush twice a day, floss once a day, and see us at least every 6 months, it gives you a better chance of having healthy gums.
  • Which toothbrush is better, electric or manual toothbrushes?"
    Both are good. We do however, recommend an electric toothbrush as the vibrating and rotating bristles allow for a more thorough cleaning without extra scrubbing motions. Sonicare and Oral B are both the leading brands in electric toothbrushes.
  • What can cause my gums to recede?
    There are many factors that can cause gum recession, including brushing too hard, your bite (malocclusion), misalignment of your teeth, chronic inflammation of your gums, and a genetic susceptibility to gum recession. We will help you do whatever it takes to treat your gum recession by having our specialist perform gum grafts and/or prevent further recession by determining and eliminating factors that is causing the recession.
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