5 Tips for Calming Your Dental Anxiety

5 Tips for Calming Your Dental Anxiety Dr. Sheena Phan • San Mateo, California Missing dental appointments due to phobias not only can prolong your dental discomfort, but it can also add to your anxiety because you may feel guilty for missing dental offices. Here are some tips and tricks that will help you relax…

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Break Bad Dental Habits This Year!

Break Bad Dental Habits This Year! Dr. Sheena Phan, San Mateo, CA Chewing Your Nails This nervous habit can chip teeth and impact your jaw. Placing your jaw in a protruding position for long periods of time can place pressure on it, which is associated with jaw dysfunction. Solution: Stress reduction and holding something to…

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Dental Myths Debunked!

Dental Myths Debunked! San Mateo Dentist Dr. Sheena Phan “It doesn’t matter what time of day I brush.” Brushing at certain times of the day does have an impact on your oral health. Brushing your teeth at night prevents food particles from sitting on our teeth which contributes to tooth decay over time. Brushing teeth…

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Dentophobia Tips

Dentophobia Tips San Mateo Dentistry Fear of visiting the dentist or undergoing dental procedures is very common but some people experience anxiety or fear so severe that they avoid going to the dentist all together. This fear is called Dentophobia and people who experience these anxieties are less likely to maintain regular dental check-ups and…

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Why You Should Visit Your Dentist This Winter Season

Why You Should Visit Your Dentist This Winter Season General Dentistry San Mateo   Whatever your December festivities look like, San Mateo dentist Dr. Phan wants to make sure you keep your oral health a priority even during all the holiday hustle and bustle. This time of year is actually an ideal time to schedule…

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Headaches & Your Oral Health

Headaches & Your Oral Health San Mateo Dentistry We all know the feeling – sharp or dull, nagging, throbbing – of a painful headache. While we all get them, we don’t always know why or what is causing it. Your headaches may be caused by a number of different conditions related to your oral health,…

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Fall Foods That are Great For Your Teeth

Fall Foods That are Great For Your Teeth General Dentistry Tips San Mateo   The holidays are filled with lots of laughter over shared meals with the people you love and with so much to be thankful for this time of year, your oral health should one of them! Here are some delicious fall indulgences…

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Dental Emergencies and How To Avoid Them This Halloween

Dental Emergencies and How To Avoid Them This Halloween Emergency Dentistry San Mateo   We have some great tips – and tricks – to help ensure your Halloween festivities don’t end with a dental emergency. Some common dental emergencies are easy to avoid with preventative techniques or quickly resolved with the gentle and swift care…

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How Your Dentist Celebrates Halloween

How Your Dentist Celebrates Halloween General Dentistry San Mateo   Learn how San Mateo dentist Dr. Phan makes the idea of a healthy Halloween less scary with these tips – and tricks! Wait Until The Last Minute Our team has no problem celebrating Halloween all month long, but the one thing San Mateo dentist Dr.…

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September: National Gum Care Month!

September: National Gum Care Month! General Dentistry San Mateo In honor of National Gum Care Month San Mateo dentist Dr. Phan wants to encourage the health of all their patients with some educational information about oral care and gum disease. Gum disease – or periodontal disease – is a long-term infection in your gums that…

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