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Utilizing Electric Toothbrushes For Your Best Smile Jul 25th, 2019

How often do you reassess your dental care routine? When was the last time you changed your toothbrush? And do you consistently brush and floss every day? If you haven’t considered how you are taking care of your teeth in a while, now is the time! When assessing how you...

Assessing What Dental Costs Are Best For Your Smile Jan 15th, 2019

Are you concerned about the costs of your dentist? Do you fear getting ripped off? CBS News writer, Sarah Butler, discussed why your dentist can cost so much in the article, “Why Your Dentist Costs so Much”. It discusses the different factors of costs, labs, insurances and more. Whether it’s quality...

Ease Your Concerns About Root Canal Treatment May 30th, 2018

If you are concerned about receiving root canal treatment for an infected tooth, then we invite you to learn more about this treatment, which doesn’t need to be dreaded. Root canal treatment is also known by the name endodontic therapy, and it is used to restore your tooth and improve...

Want A Top-notch Smile This Summer? Avoid These Bad Dental Habits May 15th, 2018

If you want to avoid dental problems and dental inconveniences this summer so you can enjoy your time in the sun, then our dentist, Dr. Swati Agarwal, would like to help you! One thing you can do is avoid bad dental habits that can damage your teeth and gums. Now,...

A Good Diet Means Good Teeth Apr 18th, 2018

Everyone seems to be on some kind of a diet or another these days. Most of the time, people diet because they need to lose weight. However, there are other reasons to be vigilant about your diet. Your teeth is one of them. If you don’t have a balanced diet,...

Picking A Toothpaste Apr 4th, 2018

A lot of different things affect your oral health, like your brushing and flossing habits, your toothbrush, and whether or not you regularly visit Dr. Swati Agarwal for checkups. But another thing to keep in mind is the importance of using the right toothpaste for your oral health needs. It...

Find Out The Reasons For Your Gum Disease Mar 21st, 2018

Do you have persistent bad breath? Are you noticing your gums feeling tender or bleeding around your gumline? If so, then you could be experiencing gum disease. When it comes to combating gum disease, it’s important to remember to seek treatment right away. Our dentist, Dr. Swati Agarwal with Swati...

Tips To Ease Your Dental Anxiety Mar 7th, 2018

Are you looking for tips to ease your dental anxiety? If so, this blog is right for you! Your oral health is essential, and without proper checkups, you could be at risk for suffering from severe dental damage. That is why, our dentist, Dr. Swati Agarwal with Swati Agarwal, DDS...

Oral Health Correlation With Disease Feb 16th, 2018

Research data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists the major causes of death in the US: diabetes, cancer, heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease. There is a link between these conditions and a person’s oral health. People with diabetes have a much higher degree...

Are You Tired Of The Stains On Your Teeth? Feb 1st, 2018

When you think of an appealing smile, you think of straight, bright teeth. Stained teeth are not high on the list of attractiveness. We know how important a healthy, bright looking smile is, and today we’re going to share three common avenues of teeth whitening. 1-Gels and strips With this...

How Do I Care For My Smile While I’m Sick? Jan 25th, 2018

If you’re sick, you need to keep your smile in mind while you’re curled up in your blankets and cuddled to your tissue box. This is encouraged because your teeth and gums can be affected by your sickness if you’re not careful. So, our dentist, Dr. Swati Agarwal, recommends doing...

How To Have A Brand New Smile This Year Jan 15th, 2018

Do you want a new-and-improved smile this year? If so, our dentist, Dr. Swati Agarwal, is happy to help you! There are things you can do to achieve the strong, healthy, and beautiful teeth and gums you deserve. Those things are: -Treat any dental issues: All you need to do...

Dentistry Topics For Beginners: Oral Emergencies Dec 26th, 2017

Are you aware of the dangers of oral emergencies? Numerous oral emergencies can arise at any time at any age. They can range from blunt trauma to your teeth to the loss of normal healthcare utensils such as a filling or crown. If you have suffered any form of oral...

A Fluoride Treatment In Your Checkup Lessens Your Chances Of Suffering From Future Cavities Dec 12th, 2017

Including A Fluoride Treatment In Your Checkup Lessens Your Chances Of Suffering From Future Cavities Your routine dental checkup at Niloufer G. Hamsayeh, DDS starts with a professional dental cleaning performed by one of our highly trained dental hygienists. This phase of the appointment is then followed up with Dr....

Solving Dry Mouth Nov 28th, 2017

Have you heard that about 20% of the population suffers from xerostomia, a condition commonly defined as “dry mouth?” If you struggle with dry mouth, we can help you. Learn a little bit extra about dry mouth by reading this post. There are a few root causes of xerostomia. One...

Learn About Denture Alternatives Nov 13th, 2017

We often get asked if there are alternatives to false teeth? The first thing we say is that brushing your chompers twice a day is an awesome alternative to false teeth, as is flossing daily! If you really think dentures may not be right for you, please let Dr. Niloufer...

Holiday Hygiene Travel Tips Oct 30th, 2017

The holidays are coming up, and for many of us, that means lots of travel time. Remember to pack your dental hygiene kit! Here are some tips to make sure your oral health habits don’t slip while you’re at Grandma’s. First off, keep up on the basics of hygiene. Brush...

Whiten Your Smile For The Holidays Oct 21st, 2017

The holidays are coming up at a breakneck pace, and holidays can mean LOTS of photos. Make sure your teeth are photo-ready with these tips! Brush: The easiest way to prep your smile is to brush up your brushing and flossing habits. Brush your teeth twice a day, for 2 full...

A Tooth Not Viable For Endodontic Therapy Might Be Replaced By A Dental Bridge Sep 26th, 2017

Endodontic therapy is often referred to as a root canal. This mode of treatment is often called for to restore a tooth that suffers from a large untreated cavity or a significant dental fracture. Unfortunately, if too much healthy dental structure has been compromised, Dr. Swati Agarwal might recommend replacing...

Dry Mouth: The Saliva Sickness Sep 14th, 2017

When you don’t have enough saliva to keep your mouth moist, you may have a disorder known as dry mouth. When you don’t have the right amount of spit, simple things such as chewing, swallowing and talking can become hard. Also, having a dehydrated mouth can increase your risk for...

All You Need To Know About Dental Abscesses Aug 21st, 2017

A dental abscess is a major dental issue that should be avoided at all costs, but sometimes that’s a tough task. It usually develops from untreated cavities or dental trauma. When the enamel is damaged, bacteria enter the tooth and attack the core, which is also called the pulp. This...

Use These Tips To Keep Gingivitis At Bay Aug 9th, 2017

Unfortunately, there are many things in the world today that can attack and harm your smile. One of those things is gum disease. Gum disease is a serious and complex dental issue that has two stages: gingivitis and periodontitis. It’s very important to keep gingivitis at bay so you don’t...

A Groundbreaking Treatment For Receding Gums Jul 31st, 2017

Every tooth is compiled of layers. The outermost layer is called the tooth enamel and it is the hardest bone in your body, defending the rest of the tooth from bacteria and debris. It acts as a shield for the next layer down, the dentin. Dentin fastens to the jaw...

How To Reduce Your Chances Of Falling Victim To Tooth Decay Jul 7th, 2017

Tooth decay is a common dental issue that is extremely dangerous for the smile. If you’re not careful, it can lead to tooth loss. This is why it’s strongly recommended to take good care of your teeth and gums so you can avoid cavities altogether. However, that might be a...

A Consistent And Effective Oral Hygiene Routine Is Critical For Maintaining A Healthy Mouth Jun 20th, 2017

The American Dental Association offers a variety of recommendations and helpful guidelines to assist you in maintaining a healthy mouth. This includes attending a routine dental exam and cleaning at a dental office like Swati Agarwal, DDS. While this checkup is very important, your daily oral hygiene routine is equally...

Protect And Enhance Your Smile With Oral Health-Happy Treats Jun 12th, 2017

If you wish to enhance your oral health, good oral hygiene and daily cleaning habits are vital to ensure your mouth is always clean and clear of harmful debris. However, an earlier step to oral health is possible by eating right and adding products to your diet that are not...

A Fracture On The Biting Surface Of A Tooth Might Need A Crown Jun 6th, 2017

The biting surfaces of your teeth need to be able to apply a significant amount of force to effectively chew, grind, and process the foods you eat. This is especially true for the molars and premolars in the back of your mouth. When a fracture occurs on the biting surface...

Whitening Your Teeth This Summer With Sinsational Smile® May 31st, 2017

Summer is almost upon us and so is the season of social outdoor activities. Are you ready to shine this summer with a beautiful smile? Or are your teeth discolored with stains? If the latter is the case, consider brightening your teeth with the help of Sinsational Smile®. This safe, effective...

Fix Problematic Malocclusions With Invisalign® May 24th, 2017

Did you know that Invisalign orthodontic aligners are metal-free and capable of straightening your smile to the seamless design you desire? Even if you have had an orthodontic alignment in the past, it may be possible for Invisalign to help correct any relapses in the alignment of your smile, and...

Composite Dental Fillings Are Effective For Repairing A Cavity In Your Smile May 10th, 2017

Here at Swati Agarwal, DDS‘s San Francisco, California dental offices, we understand just how much your smile’s appearance means to you. When one of your front teeth develops a cavity it can hamper your self-confidence​, while also causing discomfort. To repair the tooth decay and restore your smile’s appearance, our...

The Bridge To Beauty May 1st, 2017

If you’ve lost a tooth due to gum disease, oral trauma or for other reasons, Dr. Swati Agarwal might suggest a dental bridge. Do you know what a fixed dental bridge is? It’s a fake tooth (also called a pontic) that is implanted into your gums with two crowns on...

What Is Waterpik Flossing? Apr 26th, 2017

As you probably know, flossing is an extremely important part of keeping your teeth healthy and clean. If you don’t floss, food particles and plaque will be left on your teeth. Sadly, this can leave you more vulnerable to cavities and other issues. However, if you struggle with flossing, there...

Root Canal Therapy: Myths And Facts Apr 21st, 2017

Are you worried that you might need root canal therapy? You are certainly not the only one to feel this way. However, educating yourself about the procedure may help assuage many of your fears. Here are a few commonly believed myths about root canals and their accompanying facts: Myth: Root canals...

Niloufer G. Hamsayeh: A Pioneer In Spa Dentistry Apr 4th, 2017

When you think of going to the dentist’s office, what are your emotions? If one of them is anxiety, you’re not alone. It has been estimated that 9-15% of Americans – that’s 30 to 40 million people – avoid essential dental care because of their fears. Niloufer G. Hamsayeh and...

Crowns Vs Bridges Mar 28th, 2017

Are you looking to restore your smile back to its former health and beauty? Two options Dr. Niloufer Hamsayeh may consider are crowns and bridges. Here’s what you need to know: Two brief definitions: A dental crown is a cap for a weak tooth. A dental bridge replaces missing teeth with two crowns to...

Making Your Pearly Whites Sparkle Mar 16th, 2017

Want to whiten your smile? You’re not alone. The American Association of Orthodontists reports that nearly 90% of dental patients request teeth whitening. There are three options: Over-the-Counter Whitening Products Whitening toothpastes and over-the-counter whitening strips contain special chemical agents that gently break down stains, somewhat like what laundry stain...

Meet Your Dentist, Dr. Niloufer G. Hamsayeh Mar 1st, 2017

Have you ever considered what it means to have a dentist who has received several awards, like “America’s Top Dentist” in 2010 or “Top Beauty Expert Doctor” in 2009-2016? Dr. Niloufer G. Hamsayeh in San Francisco, CA has been awarded and featured among the top doctor and dentists in both...

Invisalign® Clear Orthodontic Aligners Are Spectacular! Feb 20th, 2017

Invisalign® clear orthodontic aligners are spectacular! They are metal-free and designed from a patented thermoplastic material to ensure a tight fit that is guaranteed to produce results, while at the same time being safer for your teeth and gums than metal brackets and wires that can easily break and fracture....

Dental Veneers Feb 14th, 2017

Do your teeth have some imperfections? Are they chipped, cracked, or discolored? If so, you’re likely in the market for a method of improving your smile. And you’re in luck because our team here at Swati Agarwal, DDS in San Francisco, California, has just the service that’ll help you restore...

Tooth Sensitivity Problems Need To Be Investigated For Effective Treatment Jan 25th, 2017

Tooth sensitivity problems can have a significant adverse effect on your overall quality of life. Beyond the discomfort from consuming hot, cold, sweet or sour foods, it can also be a symptom of a more serious dental problem. Investigating the cause of your tooth sensitivity will increase your chances of...

Popular Restoration Methods Jan 10th, 2017

Restorative dentistry is taking the world by storm these days. It’s incredibly easy to get your smile tweaked just a tad so you can have that dazzling set of pearly whites you’ve dreamed of. But there are so many different options for restoration that sometimes it’s hard to settle on...

Dental Implant Restorations Can Replace A Missing Back Tooth Dec 9th, 2016

The molars and premolars at the back of your mouth are responsible for chewing and grinding food. If one is knocked out, extracted or lost to untreated tooth decay, it can significantly limit the function of your mouth. In a case like this, your dentist, Dr. Swati Agarwal, will often...

All You Need To Know About The Process Of Invisalign® Dec 2nd, 2016

Are you about to improve the health and appearance of your smile with Invisalign®? If so, our orthodontic team is so excited for you! To help you know what to expect during treatment, we would like to explain the different steps involved. Those steps are: Step 1: First, we will begin...

Ultherapy® Face Lift Treatment Nov 22nd, 2016

Here at Swati Agarwal, DDS, we are proud to offer Ultherapy® as a noninvasive skin-tightening treatment that can smooth and tone the skin around your neck, chin, or around your eyes. This FDA approved treatment is non-invasive and quickly reduces wrinkles and tightens your skin. Ultherapy® uses ultrasound to activate...

Dental Sealants Can Help Prevent Cavities Nov 9th, 2016

While there are unique variations from one individual to another, each tooth in your mouth has a shape specific to its primary function. Molars and premolars in the back of your mouth are used to chew and grind food. To aid in this endeavor, the teeth have deeply textured tooth...

When Should You Change Your Toothbrush? Oct 26th, 2016

As you probably know, brushing your teeth is an extremely important part of your oral hygiene routine. You may have also heard that brushing your teeth can actually help you protect the health of your entire body. If you don’t brush well, you may experience a number of issues–but did...

A Few Facts On Enamel Erosion Oct 12th, 2016

Did you know that the strongest muscle in your body is actually your tongue? Have you also heard that your mouth also contains the strongest substance in your body? As you may already know, this incredibly hard substance is your enamel–the outer, protective layer of your teeth. But even though...

A Tooth Suffering From A Small Crack Can Often Be Restored By A Dental Crown Sep 28th, 2016

Your tooth enamel is technically harder than your bones. Even though this might sound impressive, there are times when a fall or blow to the face can actually crack one of your teeth. This is even more likely if you participate in contact sports without having the protection of a...

There Are Several Different Cosmetic Dentistry Applications That Can Be Used To Improve Your Smile Sep 14th, 2016

Cosmetic dentistry is a blanket term used to describe the art and science of improving the appearance of your teeth to give you a better smile. If you have multiple teeth with chips or old fillings, we might recommend cosmetically restoring your smile with porcelain dental veneers. Each veneer will...

You Can Restore A Knocked Out Tooth By Installing A Dental Implant Aug 24th, 2016

A hard fall or blow to the face can sometimes impart so much force that it can shattered tooth enamel, or sever the periodontal ligaments anchoring a tooth in place. Commonly referred to as a knocked out tooth, a case like this almost always results in total tooth loss. In...

What Is Gum Disease? Aug 10th, 2016

It’s a fact of life that as we grow old, our bodies will need a bit more care than it did when we were younger. In fact, did you know that recent studies have shown that nearly 75% of Americans who are older than 35 have some form of gum...

Causes Of Halitosis Jul 27th, 2016

Bad breath is a hassle for anyone. It can be embarrassing as it interferes in your day-to-day life. That is why our team here at Swati Agarwal, DDS wants to talk to you about causes of halitosis and the dangers it can present. There are many different reasons that cause...

Dental Sealants Protect Smiles Jul 13th, 2016

When it comes to your children’s health, we understand you want the best care for your children’s needs. That is why our team here at Swati Agarwal, DDS wants to give you the information you need to feel assured about your child’s care when you come in our office. One...

The Tips You Need To Take Great Care Of Your Gums Jun 22nd, 2016

If you want a top-notch oral health, then it’s important that you take great care of your gums. Taking care of your gums can be an easy and achievable task; all you need to do are the following things:-Brush: Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. As...

What To Expect When Whitening Your Smile At Our Office Jun 8th, 2016

If you’re about to brighten your smile with our teeth-whitening treatment but you’re a little nervous because you don’t know what to expect, then our Swati Agarwal, DDS team is here to help you! To make sure you have the best dental experience possible, Dr. Swati Agarwal and our team...

Installing Dental Veneers For A Bright And Appealing Smile May 25th, 2016

Deeps stains, minor imperfections and small chips on your teeth can leave you with a rather unappealing smile. In a situation like this, you should ask Swati Agarwal, DDS about using dental veneer to restore your teeth to give you a bright and appealing smile. Dental veneers are essentially thin...

If You Have Questions, Dr. Hamsayeh Has Answers. May 22nd, 2016

Dr. Hamsayeh gives expert advice on the NewBeauty Magazine Website. She has a unique approach to dentistry . If you have any questions, please call the office at (415) 231-6352

Gum Disease And Its Effects On Your Mouth May 18th, 2016

Gum disease is an infection and inflammation of the gum tissues that is most often caused by hardened tartar at the gum line. Other factors like tobacco use and certain medical conditions can accelerate the diseases progress. Early symptoms usually include red or inflamed gums that bleed easily during brushing...

The Steps Involved In Dental Crown Treatment May 4th, 2016

If you are repairing your weak, broken, or unattractive tooth with a dental crown in San Francisco, California, then our Swati Agarwal, DDS team is more than happy to help you prepare for your appointment! Sometimes a dental appointment can be a bit frightening, especially if you aren’t sure what...

Preparation And Recovery Considerations From A Surgical Procedure Apr 19th, 2016

The bone structure that anchors your teeth to your jaw can sometimes be depleted by advanced periodontal disease, tooth extractions, or advanced tooth decay. This can lead to a wide variety of issues. It could also cause a partial or denture to fit poorly, or make it difficult to anchor...

A Bone Graft Procedure Can Restore Compromised Jaw Structure Apr 11th, 2016

The bone structure of your jaw serves many purposes. One of its primary purposes is to anchor your teeth and provide healthy structure to support your gums. Unfortunately, things like advanced periodontal disease, multiple tooth extractions, and chronic issues with tooth decay can result in a reduction of healthy bone...

What Do I Do If I Have A Toothache? Apr 5th, 2016

Toothaches in San Francisco, California, are common dental problems that can be extremely annoying, inconvenient, and bothersome. If you’re currently suffering from a toothache, it’s best that you do all you can to help the situation so you can return to a top-notch oral health. To help you do so,...

Why You Should Help Your Smile With A Crown Mar 21st, 2016

It’s time to consider fixing your worn down, broken, or unattractive tooth with a dental crown in San Francisco, California! A dental crown is a reliable restoration that can give you the oral health results you are looking for in just a short amount of time. Our Swati Agarwal, DDS...

Tips For Taking Proper Care Of Your New Dental Veneers Mar 16th, 2016

Your new dental veneers represent a serious investment in giving you a better smile. With a couple of changes in your everyday habits they can continue to provide you with a smooth and even smile for a long time to come. Your new dental veneers need to be included in...

How Gum Can Save Your Oral Health Mar 5th, 2016

Gum can save your oral health—but it all depends on what kind of gum you decide to chew. If you chew regular gum that is filled with large amounts of sugar, your chompers are not better off. In fact, that gum will most likely make you vulnerable to tooth decay....

A Damaged Tooth Can Be Restored By A Crown Feb 20th, 2016

A fall, blow to the face, or using your teeth as tools can cause chips, cracks, and small fractures the enamel of one of your teeth. While the damaged area might not suffer from tooth decay, it’s still a good idea to have the tooth repaired before a problem can...

Porcelain Dental Veneers For A White And Even Smile Feb 11th, 2016

Here in the beautiful bay area of San Francisco California, we want to give you the smile of your dreams. Thanks to the modern advances in dentistry, more people are turning to cosmetic dentistry than ever before. Dental veneers have been a very popular and successful way of making your...

Gum Disease: Do You Know Your Facts? Feb 5th, 2016

What do you know about gum disease? While you probably know a few facts, would you be surprised to learn that there are many inaccurate rumors about the condition? To help you separate fact from fiction, we’re happy to discuss a few facts about gum disease. For instance, have you...

What To Do About Cuts In Your Mouth Jan 20th, 2016

Have you ever injured your gums, lips, cheeks, or lips—which are accumulatively referred to as soft tissue? As you probably know, if you fall or accidentally bite any of the soft tissue in your mouth, you could end up with a cut in your mouth. If this happens to you—or...

Teeth Sensitivity: What Causes It? Jan 5th, 2016

Do you ever experience sensitivity or pain when you bite into something too hot or too cold? Are you ever hesitant to talk or smile because you worry about exposing your teeth to the cold? Did you know that regardless of how long you’ve dealt with tooth sensitivity, there may...

What Follows Teeth Whitening Dec 5th, 2015

As you probably know, your smile can lead to a great first impression or a disappointing one. For this reason—along with a variety of others—Americans spend millions of dollars every year on teeth whitening. Unfortunately, if you don’t care for your smile well after it is whitened, you could quickly...

Complete Your Smile With Dental Implants Dec 1st, 2015

If you have suffered from a lost tooth, your dentist may recommend dental implants in order to restore your smile. Dental implants are a successful way to restore a missing tooth permanently. Having space in your jaw after losing one or more teeth can cause deterioration in your jawbone. This...

The Benefits Of Tongue Scrapers And Mouthwash Nov 20th, 2015

While you should visit your dentist every six months for a routine cleaning, you should also care for your smile at home. You probably know that this means brushing and flossing every day. But do you ever wonder what else you can do to make your at-home oral hygiene as...

When Is A Crown Better Than A Filling? Nov 5th, 2015

Do you have a tooth that is cracked or decayed? Do you ever wonder how your dentist might repair it, or why they may recommend covering your tooth with a crown instead of simply giving you a filling? Today, to answer these questions and help you know what to expect,...

How Should You Floss? Oct 16th, 2015

Do you ever struggle with flossing? While most people know that flossing is extremely important, some struggle with the process. Obviously, traditional floss is the most common and most frequently used type of floss, but some people still struggle with it. For example, some individuals have a hard time navigating...

The Best Time To Brush Oct 8th, 2015

Did you know that if you brush your teeth right after you eat, you could actually be damaging your teeth? Typically, people prefer to brush their teeth right after they eat to remove the bacterium that causes bad breath and to remove excess food particles. However, the sugars we eat...

Three Signs That You Should See Your Dentist Sep 23rd, 2015

If you crack your tooth, you probably know that you should visit a dentist. You probably also understand that it’s important to visit a dental office once every six months. Still, there are many lesser-known circumstances that you should make a dental visit for. To help you, we’re happy to...

Your Child’s First Teeth Aug 18th, 2015

Your baby is growing every day, which can be an exciting time you as a parent. Did you know that around six months your child will begin teething? Our team is here help you know what you can do during this exciting time to ensure your baby’s teeth grown healthy...