1. Spring 2005
Keep Your Secret
Until recently, the preferred method for still enjoy your favorite foods, and brush
straightening teeth was metal train-track and floss easily.
braces. We are one of the first practices to Can I benefit? Adults account for
offer Invisalign®, one of the most nearly 25% of all orthodontic patients!
advanced components of adult cosmetics. The most common problems are
What is Invisalign? It’s a proven crowded teeth, teeth spaced too far
method for straightening teeth using a apart, protruding upper or lower teeth,
series of custom-made, nearly and upper and lower front teeth that do
undetectable aligners. not touch.
How do I get started? After
You can view your own virtual consultation and deciding on a treatment
treatment plan when you start, plan, we take an impression of your teeth,
so you can see how great and submit it to Invisalign. Using the latest
your straight teeth will look 3-D computer technology, our instructions
are translated into a series of medical-
How does Invisalign work? grade plastic aligners. You can view your
Each aligner is precisely calibrated and own virtual treatment plan when you start,
manufactured to custom-fit over your so you can see how great your straight
teeth and gently move them through teeth will look!
every stage of your treatment. There are We know you’ll be inspired to consider
no metal wires and brackets, and you can Invisalign! Please call us for a consultation.
General & Cosmetic Dentistry Allen L. Hasse, DDS
Emphasis in Endodontics & Prosthodontics
Russell S. Harris, DDS Terecita L. Dean, DDS, FAGD
Craniofacial Orthopedics; Holistic Dentistry; Embarcadero Dentistry
Daniel S. Nam, DDS Orthodontics & TMJ; Head, Neck & Facial 2 Embarcadero Center
Dental Implants & Invisalign® Certified Pain; Osteopathic Treatment, Sleep Disorders Promenade Level
Gary Lum, DDS Helen Lawson Alderson, DDS San Francisco, CA 94111-3823
Invisalign® Certified Treatment of Dental Fear
Shawn M. Gallegos, DDS
The Specialists Mon-Fri 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Orthodontics & Invisalign Certified
Hooshang Kashani, DMD, MS Saturday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Steven K. Olsen, DDS, PC Periodontics, Prosthodontics & Implants
Restorative & Reconstructive Dentistry Herbert W. Kaplan, DDS, MS
Curt C. Facchino, DDS Adult & Children Orthodontics; Dentofacial
Restorative & Reconstructive Dentistry
John C. Noakes, DDS
Orthopedics; Certified Invisalign® Orthodontist
Joerge Wittenberg, MD, DDS
Complete Smile Makeovers Oral & Maxillofacial Specialist
2. Striking A Balance
Healthy gums help create balance
and symmetry in the appearance of
Did you know?
your smile. They draw our eyes to small ! 75% of adults over age 35 are
areas of vibrant pink color of sufficient affected by gum disease.
intensity to contrast against the ! Up to 30% of people may be
whiteness of your teeth. They also genetically susceptible to gum
provide contrast of shape and scale by disease.
creating a small, intricately shaped ! Regular screening by the dentist
frame for each larger tooth shape. So can detect periodontal disease in
why tip the balance with periodontal its earliest stage.
disease? ! Tartar/calculus are hard calcium
Red, swollen gums that bleed easily deposits that infect your gums,
are caused by an imbalance in the spreading below the gumline,
bacterial levels in your mouth. When the destroying your gums and the
good bacteria are overwhelmed by bad bone that support your teeth.
bacteria, inflammation, infection, gum ! Only the dentist or hygienist can
and bone recession, and tooth loss can remove tartar/calculus.
occur. ! Brushing, flossing, and rinsing
You have the power to restore your at home can help you prevent gum
smile’s equilibrium! Call for a disease. Only regular visits to the
consultation and bring back nature’s dentist can help you keep it
symmetry to your smile. completely at bay.
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Smile You Do
Smarter A lifetime
of oral health
Music and exercise – a great combo smiles is a substantial return for investing
three minutes a day. Only flossing can
Turn on some tunes and take care of your teeth. Too much of a stretch? Not if reach between your teeth where your
you’re physically fit. Music enhances reasoning, and exercise benefits your overall toothbrush can’t. Experiment with
and dental health. What happens if you combine music and exercise? different types of floss until you find one
Apparently, you get smarter. Volunteers who listened to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
that works best.
while on a treadmill performed twice as well on a test of verbal ability than when
It’s This Easy!
they exercised without music. The next step will be to test people using music they
+ Take about eighteen inches of floss
and wrap securely around your
Getting smarter is nice, but the volunteers said they felt better emotionally and
mentally after working out – with or without the music.
+ Hold about a half-inch length
between index fingers and thumbs.
Here’s how exercise can benefit you.
+ Gently ease the floss between teeth.
Press tightly against each side of each
! Increases bone density for stronger bones and teeth. tooth, forming a C shape.
! Increases cardiovascular efficiency. + Ease floss up and down several times.
! Increases flexibility. Be sure to go below the gumline.
Research shows this could add almost
! Increases endorphins which make you feel like smiling. seven years to your life!
3. Real Men Really Care
Teeth whitening is a
big priority Why should
A magazine survey revealed that 83% about their
of their male readers intended to get smile?
their teeth whitened before their s: courting,
wedding. That’s twice as many as those competition
getting into better physical shape. This People notic
e a smile first.
mirrors the experience of many dentists
who are seeing more men for teeth e sex consid
smile to be ers a
whitening procedures. number-one
the attractio on
Dentist supervised teeth whitening is n scale.
a safe, reliable, non-surgical way to make A white smil
e can make
your smile dazzling. A dentist can look younge you
r and health
provide a system that’s right for your ier.
A white smil
smile. e makes an
– before you
say a word! even
Grooms’ Prep Plans
83% plan teeth whitening
46% plan getting into better physical shape
33% plan a self-tan
20% plan manicures
Crown & Bridge
Will make all the difference
Improving your smile enhances negatively affect your appearance –
more than appearance. True, repairing beyond the original gap.
structural problems like missing teeth ! High-tech materials along with
with crowns and bridges can only make custom fitting result in a strong,
you look better … even your best. But natural-looking restoration.
when function is restored, so will your ! It takes only one or two visits to the
ability to chew, speak, and socialize dentist to restore your smile and
freely. prevent further problems.
! No one will know you have a crown
Here are some crown and bridge facts. and/or bridge unless you tell them.
! A crown is a cap that covers a
damaged tooth. It helps restore its Could you benefit from crown and
normal shape and size – and bridge treatment? You may be an
strengthens it. excellent candidate. Please consult with
! When a replacement tooth is a dentist. A crown and bridge can make
required to fill a gap, it can be all the difference.
affixed permanently with a bridge
attached to the teeth on either side
of the space. Information included is not intended as dental or medical advice.
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your bite, encourage cavities, and
4. Free Invisalign®
Consultation! Total Care. Total Commitment.
Private consultation It’s what Embarcadero Dentistry is all about!
with one of our
FREE Invisalign® certified
For the past thirty years, Embarcadero Dentistry has been committed to a philosophy of
total patient care where our patients receive oral health care ranging from diagnosis to
Offer ends: completion of treatment. We provide comprehensive oral and dental health care services,
July 31st, 2005 from general dentistry to a full range of specialized and cosmetic services.
Our professional and caring team delivers more than 20,000 patient visits annually! The
Teeth Whitening Special! services offered by thirteen general and specialized dentists (who have over 200 years of
Regularly $500 You can have a combined experience) include teeth whitening, periodontics (treatment of gum tissue),
whiter brighter orthodontics for all ages (we’re Invisalign®-certified), endodontics (root canal therapy),
total smile makeovers, prosthodontics (artificial teeth), oral surgery, implants, craniofacial
now in-office jump orthopedics and treatments for head, neck and facial pain and sleep disorders.
start and take
For those patients who are still anxious at the prospect of dental treatment, we even have
trays and gel. a dentist who specializes in the treatment of dental fear. We also provide holistic dentistry
New patients only and osteopathic treatments. As you can see, this really is total patient care dedicated to
Offer ends: Full-Spectrum dentistry.
July 31st, 2005
In order to deliver this full range of dental and oral health care, this practice utilizes the
very finest state-of-the-art technology. We are absolutely committed to keeping our
practice at the leading edge of new scientific dental research. Our professional team is
dedicated to continuing education to ensure that you and your family receive the highest
level of quality care in a relaxed and comfortable manner. Our doctors also teach the art
and science of dentistry at San Francisco dental schools and throughout the country.
We have expanded our hours to include evenings and Saturdays to better accommodate
your busy schedules. Our office is conveniently located in the 2 Embarcadero Center
Building and we offer discounted parking with parking validation from our office. We can
also be accessed by several MUNI bus lines and we are 2 blocks away from the
For A Brighter, Embarcadero BART station.
We welcome you to come in for a regular checkup, or a FREE Invisalign® consultation,
Healthier Smile because we’d love to see you smile!
Call Today! Sincerely,
(415) 398-4400 Your Embarcadero Dentistry Team
2 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111-3823