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What Is a Dental Deep Cleaning?

Submitted by Dr. Samir Ayoub on February 7, 2019 - 9:00 am
Scaling and Root Planing

During a standard dental cleaning, a hygienist uses special instruments and techniques to remove bacteria and plaque between the teeth and along the gumline that can be missed with everyday brushing and flossing. However, some of our patients require a specific procedure, called a “dental deep cleaning,” that goes above and beyond a basic cleaning….Read More

Foods and Beverages to Avoid after Teeth Whitening

Submitted by Dr. Samir Ayoub on January 8, 2019 - 9:00 am
What Not to Eat After Teeth Whitening

After investing the time, money and effort into teeth whitening, you want to enjoy your results as long as possible. Newly whitened teeth are very susceptible to staining, so it is important to make good choices about what you consume in the two or three days immediately following whitening treatment. Read on as Dr. Samir…Read More

Dental Hygiene Hacks to Use in Everyday Life

Submitted by Dr. Samir Ayoub on December 9, 2018 - 9:00 am
Daily Oral Hygiene Tips

Oral hygiene does not have to be time-consuming or complicated. A few simple “hacks” can result in a cleaner, healthier and more attractive smile. Read on as Dr. Samir Ayoub shares his best dental hygiene hacks to use in everyday life.

Do Whitening Toothpastes Work?

Submitted by Dr. Samir Ayoub on November 9, 2018 - 9:00 am
Whitening Toothpastes

There are so many teeth whitening products on the market today, it can be difficult to find the best fit for your needs. Some people use whitening toothpastes because they are affordable and easily fit into a normal brushing routine. However, whitening toothpastes don’t always deliver the desired results. Read on as San Francisco cosmetic…Read More

What You Should Know about Getting a Dental Implant

Submitted by Dr. Samir Ayoub on October 10, 2018 - 9:00 am
Dental Implants

Dr. Samir Ayoub believes that no other tooth replacement offers the value and long-term oral health benefits of dental implants. But are they right for you and your needs? If you have lost a tooth or multiple teeth, there are a few things you should know about dental implants.

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?

Submitted by Dr. Samir Ayoub on September 10, 2018 - 9:00 am
Benefits of Invisalign

One of the most exciting advances in orthodontic technology is the development of the Invisalign system. Instead of bothering with clunky, uncomfortable metal braces, Invisalign patients wear a series of clear plastic trays (similar to a mouthguard) to shift teeth into the proper alignment and position. San Francisco cosmetic dentist Samir Ayoub is pleased to…Read More

Signs You Could Have Sleep Apnea

Submitted by Dr. Samir Ayoub on August 11, 2018 - 9:00 am

Sleep apnea is a very serious type of sleep-disordered breathing that causes frequent cessations in breath. The most common type of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, occurs when the tissues at the back of the throat or the tongue partially or completely block the airway, impeding the normal flow of air. If you have sleep…Read More

Understanding TMJ: What It Is and How to Treat It

Submitted by Dr. Samir Ayoub on July 12, 2018 - 9:00 am

The temporomandibular joint, or the TMJ, is located on either side of the head and connects the lower jaw to the skull. If you place your fingers in front of your ears and open your mouth, you can feel the TMJ in action. This area may feel tight or sore on occasion, but for people…Read More

The Versatility of Porcelain Veneers

Submitted by Dr. Samir Ayoub on June 12, 2018 - 9:00 am

Porcelain veneers are a highly utilized and versatile tool in a cosmetic dentist’s toolbox. These tiny pieces of porcelain are bonded to the front of imperfect teeth, where flaws are most noticeable, to transform their appearance. In this post, San Francisco cosmetic dentist Dr. Samir Ayoub discusses some of the many ways that he can…Read More

Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Submitted by Dr. Samir Ayoub on May 13, 2018 - 9:00 am

If you feel nervous or anxious about dental treatment, you’re not alone. It is estimated that up to 15 percent of Americans experience dental anxiety, and some are so apprehensive about going to the dentist that they avoid it entirely. Dr. Samir Ayoub is a gentle and compassionate dentist who wants you to feel comfortable…Read More