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  1. 1. Spring 2005 Keep Your Secret With Invisalign® 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. Office Information General & Cosmetic Dentistry Allen L. Hasse, DDS Emphasis in Endodontics & Prosthodontics Russell S. Harris, DDS Terecita L. Dean, DDS, FAGD Invisalign® Certified 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 Office Hours 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 Call Today! Complete Smile Makeovers Oral & Maxillofacial Specialist (415) 398-4400
  2. 2. Striking A Balance Healthy gums help create balance and symmetry in the appearance of Healthy gums 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. + + + + + + + + + + + + Smile You Do + + he Math! + Smarter A lifetime + + of oral health and great-looking + 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 + choose themselves. and wrap securely around your Getting smarter is nice, but the volunteers said they felt better emotionally and + middle fingers. 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. 3. Real Men Really Care Teeth whitening is a big priority Why should men care A magazine survey revealed that 83% about their of their male readers intended to get smile? Three word their teeth whitened before their s: courting, career, and 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 The opposit 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 impression – 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. Contents may not be reproduced without permission from the ! If a space is left untended, the publisher. © PATIENT NEWS PUBLISHING (800) 667-0268 surrounding teeth will drift, alter Printed on recycled paper. ND05-2-A your bite, encourage cavities, and
  4. 4. Free Invisalign® Consultation! Total Care. Total Commitment. Includes: Private consultation It’s what Embarcadero Dentistry is all about! with one of our FREE Invisalign® certified doctors. 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), smile! total smile makeovers, prosthodontics (artificial teeth), oral surgery, implants, craniofacial Includes initial now in-office jump orthopedics and treatments for head, neck and facial pain and sleep disorders. $250 start and take home customized 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 Embarcadero Dentistry 2 Embarcadero Center Promenade Level San Francisco, CA 94111-3823 OON-P5D2 ND05-2