Month: March 2012

Encinitas Periodontist Discusses Bad Habits that Affect Oral Health

Some habits that seem innocent are actually very harmful to your oral health. We often find that patients are surprised how certain behaviors affect their teeth and gum tissue. Are you harming your teeth and gums with common bad habits? Dr. Ann Kania and our staff address some harmful habits below and explain how they… Read more »

Dental Laser Treatment Explained by Your Encinitas Periodontist

Dental lasers have many applications for treating oral conditions. Dr. Ann Kania is a Board Certified Periodontist and also holds certification with the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry. For the treatment of gum disease, dental lasers are less invasive than traditional surgical procedures. Many patients enjoy a shorter recovery time and less discomfort. Gum Disease… Read more »

Whoopi Goldberg: Gum Disease Advocate

Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of the daytime talk show The View, openly discussed her struggle with gum disease with her audience and the media. She attributes her development of advanced periodontal disease to neglecting her oral health. Although she possessed great dental insurance, she did not visit her dentist regularly. She stated publicly that she would… Read more »

Gum Disease Myths Dispelled by Your Encinitas Periodontist

Dr. Ann Kania is a board-certified periodontist with extensive experience in diagnosing and treating gum disease. Advanced gum disease manifests as a dangerous oral health condition and is the number one reason for tooth loss in adulthood. Our team would like to dispel some commonly-held misconceptions about gum health and periodontal disease. Myth #1 Antibiotics cure… Read more »