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Dr. Stanley Siu

Cosmetic Dentistry
San Francisco, CA
18 years experience male

Locations

Office

San Francisco, CA

Address

220 Montgomery St # 825, San Francisco, CA
Directions

Insurances accepted

No Value

Aetna Dental

Delta Dental

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Office

San Francisco, CA

About

Bio

Dr. Siu is married & lives in San Francisco. He enjoys the beautiful Bay area by spending as much time outdoors w/ his family & friends. Dr. Siu utilizes modern dental technology to deliver the best possible dentistry to his patients. Dr. Siu takes more than 200 hrs of continuing ed. every year.

Specialties
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Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentistry

Languages spoken

Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

80 Answers
110 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Yes, over time: Once teeth that used to be there are no longer there, the bone that supports and holds the teeth in your jaw will start to remodel and resorb away. Os... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
NSAIDs/warm compress: Having some inflammation afterwards is normal. Taking Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) sodium can help with reducing some discomfort and swelling. Aft... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Pain: If you've had a root canal and the tooth is still causing you pain, then the root canal may be failing, the tooth may be infected again, some of the n... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
> $500 : A dentist may charge anywhere from $500 on up to $1500 for a zirconia abutment. Zirconia is the strongest porcelain available, difficult to manufactur... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Fibers?: Not sure what you mean by fibers. If you're talking about a circumferential fiberotomy, that's done pretty infrequently but is done to separate the pe... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Probably not: Medicare does not cover routine dental care or most dental procedures such as cleanings, fillings, tooth extractions or dentures. In rare cases, medic... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Enamel deficiency: Teeth can be sensitive for a variety of reasons. Enamel is the hardest substance in your body, even harder than bone. Enamel protects your teeth & ins... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
No: I agree with dr. Bansal for the most part. Milk is a good source of calcium and vitamin d, which are important to have for healthy bones and teeth. Bu... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Talk to your dentist: Very loose? Are they torn? Are there holes on the biting surfaces? Do they come off of your teeth without you actively taking them off? Those are some... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Not effective: Chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate) is also known as chloramphenicol, which is an antibiotic that is given intravenously. This drug is gi... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
12 - 13 years old: Invisalign teen is appropriate for patients who have shed all of their baby teeth & have second molars at least partially erupted-- this includes most... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Yes: Clear retainers will work for all different sized teeth. What is more important to have evaluated is what did your teeth look like prior to braces? If... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
No: No peer reviewed, controlled and scientifically performed in vivo or in vitro tests have shown that professionally attained whitening gel from a denta... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Before birth: Bacteria that causes cavities is most often passed from his/her parents. The healthier the mom's gums are, the less risk there is for giving birth to ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Yes: Also known as baking soda. Baking soda was commonly used by mixing with water and using it to brush your teeth. Dentists don't recommend using it this... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
To fight gum disease: Chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse can significantly reduce plaque bacteria & prevent the development of gingivitis. Gingivitis is characterized by re... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Loose stool, etc: All artificial sweeteners do not cause cavities but the liquid or food that you consume may contain other compounds that could be bad for your teeth, ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Not likely but...: For years science has known of a link b/twn dental health & cardiovascular health. The culprit is bacteria. The human mouth is full of bacteria, & goo... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Yes, in moderation: There are no contraindications to drinking alcohol while taking valacyclovir for oral herpes. Contraindications/cautions include: hypersens to drug/cl... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Glidewell comfort HS: Glidewell dental laboratory makes a comfort hard/soft bite splint that is fabricated from iso-certified erkodent® copolyester and polyurethane discs, ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Lose retainer: Once orthodontic treatment has been completed, your teeth should be aligned properly. Your orthodontist or general dentist will have discussed with yo... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Probably not: By original mouldings, i'm assuming you mean impressions of your teeth at the beginning or prior to orthodontic treatment. And if that is what you mea... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Don't base on price: Sorry, that's difficult to answer w/o knowing what kind of filling you'll need, how many surfaces are involved & how complicated the procedure will be... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Tooth infection?: You could have a tooth infection, sinus infection, sore elevator facial muscles. Less common would be a tumor or cyst. A dentist can help rule out if ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
How long?: Mouth sores can occur for a variety of reasons. You may have a gum infection, tooth infection or you may have simply traumatized the tissue. If the so... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Jaw surgery, ortho: Malocclusion is a problem in the way the upper & lower teeth fit together in biting or chewing. It literally means "bad bite". The two main forms of m... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Possibly sleep apnea: Sounds like you're not getting a good night's sleep. Have there been events in your life that have disturbed your normal routine: stress, death, illne... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Not for your teeth: Aspartame is an artificial sweetener. The most recognizable sweeter containing aspartame is equal. All artificial sweeteners do not cause cavities but... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Good hygiene & meds: If you have enough room for the wisdom teeth & the pain is coming from the eruption of those teeth through the gums, then taking some otc pain meds ma... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Positive attraction: Chlorhexidine gluconate has a positive chemical charge; it is attracted to the negative charge on certain bacteria in the mouth. This attractn affects... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Biocompatible resin: Invisalign aligners are made with USP class vi medical grade, high molecular weight, polyurethane resins & classified as class ii medical devices by t... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Many good: Digital 3d scans eliminate the need for uncomfortable & messy impressions otherwise needed for treatment. The efficiency & accuracy of duplicating you... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Talk to him: I don't know of any present day dentists who would advocate placing a silver colored filling or a gold colored filling on a front tooth. Talk to him a... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
No: I agree with dr. Quon, mercury is only found in amalgam fillings or restorations. White colored fillings are either made out of resin composites or po... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Used for gum infxn: Chlorhexidine is a germicidal mouthwash that reduces bacteria in the mouth and is prescribed most often by dentists and some physicians. It is used to... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Internet: Under your favorite search engine type in the following: "pit and fissure sealant course, (city you live in or closest major city)". I believe every ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
@ least twice a year: Americans often will see their dentist more than they see their medical doctors. The best dentists today are focused on preventative care. The healthi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
306 interactions: There are 306 drugs that are known to interact with chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate). There are 3 disease interactions with chlorom... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Environment issues?: Dentists also use x-rays. Digital x-rays reduce radiation exposure by up to 75%. The dentist should be protecting the patient with a lead apron that h... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Yes: Sealants are typically only placed on the occlusal (biting) surface, buccal (cheek) pits & fissures & lingual (tongue) grooves. Sealants do not provid... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Hygiene & nutrition: Genetics can play a role in getting cavities, but that's not something that is controllable. What is, however, is whether kids are properly brushing &... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
No: If properly filled, properly smoothed & polished, the filling should not flake off. Sometimes, some of the bonding or adhesive may flake off though. T... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Use in moderation: Artificial sweeteners don't cause cavities to occur and are fairly low in calories. However, consuming large amounts of artificial sweeteners may have... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Certainly...: Invisalign effectively corrects a wide range of dental problems such as mild cases of crooked teeth, protruding teeth to more complicated dental probl... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
1000 ppm: Per the cdc, most otc toothpaste sold in the us has 1000 to 1500 parts per million fluoride. Otc solutions of 0.05% sodium Fluoride (230 ppm fluoride)... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Have them evaluated: Without seeing your daughter and without knowing what a current x-ray looks like of the lower right baby teeth look like in relation to the lower righ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Tolerable: Pain is subjective and everyone's pain threshold is slightly different. But what i tell my patients is that after you get your new set of clear aligne... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Could be: By aggressive teeth cleaning, i'm assuming deep teeth & gum cleaning (scaling & root planing). Healthy gums do not bleed but if you haven't been floss... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
306 interactions: There are 306 drugs that are known to interact with chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate). Use this to check if any of the medications y... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
For how long?: Some sensitivity is common after dental work, regardless if the crown were made out of gold, porcelain fused to metal or completely out of porcelain. ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Siu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Siu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I've had it for maybe a week it hurts to move my tounge and swallow and eating right next to the sore there r small non-painful bumps.Thanx
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you! Now I have to figure out how much it will cost to fix it!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Dentistry
Graduated 2004MD

Medical/Graduate school

Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Dentistry, TX (Baylor College of Dentistry)
Graduated 2004MD

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor
HealthTap Scholar
HealthTap ClubMD

Affiliations

American Dental Association
ADA, CDA, SFDS, AGD, CCADS, Spear Education
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