Month: April 2012

Types of Periodontal Disease Explained by Your San Diego Periodontist

Have you ever wondered why gum disease is such a threat to your oral health? Did you know that there are different types of gum disease? Periodontal disease can advance into a serious medical condition that requires professional treatment. Your Encinitas periodontist, Dr. Ann Kania explains. Gingivitis This common type of gum disease often produces… Read more »

Your Encinitas Periodontist Discusses Oral Hygiene Methods Throughout History

Have you ever wondered how people in ancient times cleaned their teeth? You might think that people in primitive civilizations were unaware of the need for oral hygiene. While it is true that modern methods of oral hygiene surpass those of the past, people throughout history acknowledged the importance of a clean mouth. Dr. Ann… Read more »

Are Dental X-rays Safe? Your Encinitas Periodontist Explains

Have you ever wondered if dental X-rays are safe? Are you concerned about exposure to unnecessary radiation? The truth is that X-rays are anĀ essential part of oral examinations. Dental X-rays can reveal oral health problems such as bone loss, cysts, tumors, and dental caries that may not be detectable to the naked eye. Although dental… Read more »

San Diego Periodontist Discusses Oral Cancer

Did you know that April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month? Dr. Ann Kania along with the American Dental Association use this month to educate the public on the dangers of oral cancer. This year, nearly 40,000 new cases of oral cancer will be diagnosed by doctors and dentists throughout the United States. Sadly, almost 8,000… Read more »

Causes of Tooth Loss Explained by Your Encinitas Periodontist

Unlike childhood, where losing a tooth was almost like a rite of passage, losing teeth in adulthood is hardly something to be excited about. In fact, for many patients, losing teeth is distressing and traumatic. Patients with missing teeth often feel self conscious and embarrassed by their smiles. The physiological effects of tooth loss include… Read more »