Blog Archive

That Crackling and Popping isn’t the Fireplace; It’s Your Mouth and Holiday Stress! Dec 6th, 2019

Bruxism: The clinical term for grinding and clenching is a common problem during the holidays. How Can You Manage It During The Holidays? Do you wake up with headaches and jaw pain? Do you have an earache, and does your face feel like you have a sinus infection? Does holiday...

Teeth or Hair, What is More Important? Dec 3rd, 2019

Teeth or Hair?   The end of the year is usually an extra busy time. Family, social, school, and work obligations can keep one constantly running, without the time to consider important things – such as if you are wasting important health care and dental plan benefits that you have...

Halloween Candy isn't just for Kids Oct 23rd, 2019

Go ahead, admit it, your kids are in bed resting peacefully, and you pull out their hard-earned Halloween candy and pick out your favorite treats. No judgment here, kids aren't the only ones who enjoy Halloween goodies. Most of us adults enjoy these special treats too. We have all been...

Dental Emergencies on the Sport Field, and What to do? Sep 4th, 2019

Summer is a busy time for many families, and then school starts again, and parents remember how busy they were before summer break. Back-to-school not only signals new schedules and homework but often after school sports programs as well. While not mandated by law, the best youth sports health and...

Aren't Dental Sealants Just for Kids? Mar 19th, 2019

Did you know that 5% of people between the age of 20 and 64 have no teeth? It’s very sad but true. The only positive thing about being edentulous (toothless) is that you are immune to tooth decay. In individuals between the ages of 65-74, the number jumps to 30%....

Ouch, Why Do My Teeth Hurt When I’m In Cold Weather or Wind? Jan 18th, 2019

Do you wake up with a headache or sore jaw? Are your teeth sensitive to cold? Recently in San Francisco, we had winds of over 50MPH. “We had some patients call in that day claiming to have tooth sensitivity,” said San Francisco Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Loev. Why you ask… Winds...

End of Year is Near; Do you Know What this Signals for your Insurance Benefits? Nov 15th, 2018

Wow has 2018 gone fast, can you believe that the busy holiday season is upon us already? With the craziness and festivities around this time of year, many patients put off dental and medical visits until the New Year. Did you know that the most insurance benefits and Flexible Spending...

Are You Brushing Your Teeth Correctly? Oct 18th, 2018

Do you actually think about how well you are brushing your teeth while you do it? Most of us are on autopilot. “brush your teeth morning and night to keep your smile shiny and bright.” San Francisco Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Edward L. Loev, DMD laughs when he tells us this...

What's That Lump on the Roof of my Mouth? Should I be concerned? Sep 20th, 2018

Most of us have felt a bump on the roof of our mouths at some point or another. Most of the time we ignore it and it goes away. But, what if it doesn’t go away quickly? Most causes of a bump on this part of the body are easily...

What Does Labor Day Have to do with Dentistry? Aug 30th, 2018

Apart from the labor involved in practicing dentistry, there is no correlation between the two. However, since the United States celebrates Labor Day on Monday, September 3rd by taking the day off we figured we would look into why. Labor Day started as a part of the labor union movement,...

You Can Do It! A Guide to Oral Health During Pregnancy Aug 20th, 2018

Don’t forget about your oral health during your pregnancy.Pregnancy is an amazing, confusing and often exhausting time in a woman’s life. With funny pains, strange emotions and a multitude of appointments to worry about it is easy for a pregnant woman to put herself on the back burner. Very early...

Who’s the Boss…When it comes to Health at Home? Tips to Convincing Your Husband to Visit a Dentist. Jul 12th, 2018

For most of us, especially those who work in healthcare it is no surprise that according to the US Department of Labor 80% of healthcare decisions are made by women in the home. Are you the “Chief Medical Officer” in your home? Do you struggle to get certain members of...

Don’t Be 1 in 50,000, Oral Cancer Kills! Know Your Risk. Apr 13th, 2018

Did you know that an estimated 50,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer in the US each year? Of those diagnosed, an estimated 10,030 people will die of these cancers annually in the US according to The American Cancer Society’s recently released statistics for 2018. The good news is that...

San Francisco Dentist Dr. Edward L Loev DMD Honors Women In Dentistry During Women’s History Month Mar 12th, 2018

Most fields start out being dominated by men. Dentistry is no different. This month Dr. Loev and his team decided to take a look at women in dentistry, its history, and even its future.As with most trades, dentistry has been a male-dominated field since its conception; which has actually been...

Missing teeth? Do You Know Your Options? Feb 21st, 2018

Many of us remember a grandparent or great-grandparent that wore a denture. Lack of access and knowledge about dental care made this a pretty common option for older generations. While dentures are still an option and will be mentioned in our list below there are many more optimal options. We...

Sweeten Your Smile for Your Sweetheart Feb 14th, 2018

Did you know that when surveyed most people rank a healthy, bright smile as a person’s most memorable and attractive feature? In fact, numerous studies suggest that smiling more can even make you appear more approachable, successful and appealing to potential partners or employers than the surly, frowning version of...

Popcorn, Friend or Foe? And 4 other Things that are Tough on Teeth! Jan 19th, 2018

After 4 decades in practice San Francisco Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Edward L. Loev, DMD can’t even count the number of times he has treated a dental emergency that was a result of an  “eating mishap.” Most of the time that patient tells me “I was just eating salad or a...

10 Facts That You Might Not Know About Dental Insurance Dec 1st, 2017

For over 4 decades San Francisco Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Edward L. Loev, DMD, and his team have taken their role as healthcare practitioners very seriously. “Our goal has always been to provide patients and their smiles with the best possible service and care,” says Dr. Loev. In our perfect world,...

4 Ways to Make the Most of the Holidays and Year End. Don’t Sacrifice, Splurge without the Guilt! Nov 28th, 2017

'Tis the season for giving, but remember to give yourself the most important gift of all this holiday season: a healthy smile! Maintaining good oral hygiene during the holiday season is more important than almost any other time as during the holidays we are more likely to consume lots of...

Gaps in your teeth? Fashion Trend or Cause for Concern? Know your options! Sep 21st, 2017

Gaps in your teeth? Fashion Trend or Cause for Concern? San Francisco Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Edward L Loev, DMD Gives you Options. We have all seen famous stars such as Elton John, Madonna and Lauren Hutton flaunting their trademark tooth gaps but should you? Spacing between two teeth is called a diastema....

How Do I Improve My Smile? 5 Of the Most Popular Cosmetic Dental Procedures Revealed Aug 29th, 2017

More and more patients are coming to my office looking to transform their smiles, says San Francisco Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Edward L. Loev, DMD. Television and reality shows have made Cosmetic dentistry more popular than ever. People are not just looking to improve their smiles but in many cases to...

Top Ten things that Cause Sensitive Teeth Aug 16th, 2017

Do you wince at the thought of drinking a cold glass of water? Shy away from that tasty ice cream that would be so refreshing on a hot day? Is it because of your teeth? You are aren’t alone many people suffer from tooth sensitivity. In fact, some studies concluded...

A New, Bright Smile at San Francisco Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Edward L. Loev, DMD Union Square Office. Jul 26th, 2017

A New, Bright Smile at San Francisco Dentist Dr. Edward L. Loev’s Union Square Dental OfficeWe are so excited to welcome Dr. Piña to our team. Her bright infectious smile coupled with her extensive experience and deep roots in the San Francisco community make her a wonderful addition to our...

Happy Birthday USA! Plus Some Random Independence Day Facts that you May Not Know. Jun 29th, 2017

San Francisco Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Edward L Loev, DMD and his team wanted to take a moment to wish The United States of America; “Happy Birthday”. We hope that today (actually hopefully all weekend long) everyone is celebrating with family, friends, cold beverages and fireworks!We thought that in this post...

3 Warning Signs Of Impacted Teeth Jun 12th, 2017

3 Warning Signs of Impacted TeethMost of us can remember either a friend or relative complaining of tooth or jaw pain. Sometimes this is a cavity or even a sinus infection but it could have been their wisdom tooth. If a tooth has become impacted there are often a number...

Dental Veneers Are Expensive: Are They Really Worth It? May 15th, 2017

Do you love your smile? According to a recent study by The American Academy of Orthodontics (AAO) only 1/3 of all American’s are happy with their smile. Would porcelain veneers be worth it if they made you feel:More confident posing for pictures?Meeting business contacts?Going on dates?Depends on what that price...

Green Your Dental Routine for Earth Day and Every Day! Apr 20th, 2017

Make every day Earth Day!Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22. With it rapidly approaching, we are reminded of the importance of, and our role in protecting our planet. From our Downtown San Francisco Dental Practice Dr. Edward L. Loev, DMD and the rest of our team and...

Ask San Francisco Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Loev -5 of the Most Common Dental Questions Answered Mar 31st, 2017

Ask Dr. Loev-5 of the Most Common Dental Questions AnsweredSan Francisco Cosmetic Dentist Edward L. Loev DMD has been mastering dentistry for over 40 years. During this time he has seen and heard it all. Dogs eat homework and night guards; people create strange formulas in their kitchen sink using...

Do I Have to Replace My Missing Tooth? Mar 13th, 2017

Do I have to replace that missing tooth? No says San Francisco Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Edward L. Loev but you should. There are several reasons why one should replace a missing tooth.Esthetics: Esthetics are the most common reason to replace a missing tooth, especially if it’s in the front of...

Was That Your Tooth That Just Fell out? And Other Reasons Smoking is Bad for Your Mouth and Body Mar 8th, 2017

I was recently talking to my mother-in-law on the phone. Out of the blue she said do you know what happened yesterday when I was driving in the car with Uncle Frank? Since I had no idea, she told me. His tooth fell out of his mouth. There was no...

Hate Wearing Your Night Guard (oral appliance)? I Did Too… Mar 2nd, 2017

San Francisco Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Edward L. Loev, DMD has made tons, probably 5000+ night guards, TMJ and snoring appliances over his 40+ year dental career. More often than he’d like to admit, he says” I see them back for their three or six month check-up and when asked they...

How Long Will You Live…Count Your Teeth Feb 21st, 2017

The number of teeth you keep as you get older could indicate just how long you will keep getting older. We recently sat in our lounge at San Francisco Cosmetic Dentist Edward L. Loev’s office celebrating a longtime team member’s birthday, joking and lovingly teasing her about aging. It’s funny...

Top 10 "Supertooth" Foods Jan 18th, 2017

Happy New Year! Statistically speaking almost 70% of those who set news resolutions are still hanging strong as we enter this 3rd week of 2017, woohoo! Of resolutions improvements in health and eating top the list. The team at San Francisco Cosmetic Dentist Edward L. Loev's office thought that we...

Are You Making the Best First Impression? It Takes Just Seconds… Dec 2nd, 2016

It can take as little as three seconds for someone to evaluate you when you meet for the first time. During this very short time the other person forms an opinion about who you are based on your appearance, body language, mannerisms, and how you are dressed.Think about how many...

See and be seen! Can porcelain veneers change your life through increased self-confidence? Oct 5th, 2016

For over 40 years San Francisco Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Edward Loev D.M.D. has been caring for and transforming his patients’ lives and smiles through cosmetic dentistry. “It is amazing says Dr. Loev how patient’s overall presence can change after a smile transformation. I used to laugh at before and after...

Friends with Benefits…to your Health May 26th, 2016

San Francisco Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Edward L. Loev and his team are always looking for ways to improve the lives of their patients. Turns out; that just being a friend goes a long way. As a team, the professionals at Dr. Loev’s San Francisco dental office compiled (researched) a list...

Stressed? Your Dentist Can Help May 12th, 2016

Most people’s lives are stressful! We all encounter stress in our lives, to one extent or another. Most people are aware of its impact on our bodies -- it can lead to panic attacks and anxiety disorders and even at a lesser level lead to lack of sleep, irritability and...

SMILE...LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE! Apr 18th, 2016

Everyone loves the quote “laughter is the best medicine,” and as a dental team we experience the benefits of smiling and laughter with our patient’s every day. In fact, smiling can boost your mood, immune system, social standing and even your career. Next time you walk into an elevator full...

WANT A HEALTHIER, BRIGHTER SMILE? LOOK TO YOUR PANTRY OR REFRIGERATOR. Apr 18th, 2016

Everyone, including Dr. Loev sometimes gets tired of hearing/saying brush, floss and limit staining agents such as wine, tea and coffee for a brighter, healthier smile. We thought that it might be fun to explore and present some additional helpful ingredients that you might just have laying around the house...