Month: August 2012

Biomimetic Dentistry Develops New Treatment for Periodontal Disease

Our Encinitas periodontist, Dr. Ann Kania, is a strong proponent of caring for the whole patient. Our periodontal care focuses on minimally invasive, comfortable treatment that encourages complete health. Biomimetic dentistry subscribes to a similar philosophy of care that involves careful treatment planning and protection of healthy oral tissues. Most recently, some researchers have developed… Read more »

Encinitas Periodontist Explains How Seaweed Could Benefit Your Gums

An exciting new discovery by researchers from the Newcastle University‚Äôs School of Dental Sciences claims that seaweed may benefit your oral health. Interestingly enough, the research, in collaboration with the School of Marine Science and Technology, did not originally seek to address dental health. Our Encinitas periodontist, Dr. Ann Kania, will explain their findings and… Read more »

Encinitas Periodontist Offers Help to Quit Smoking

Did you know that under a microscope your mouth looks like a jungle? At least this is how microbiologists describe the microbial activity inside your oral cavity. You may be surprised to find that hundreds of species of bacteria not only live in your mouth, but choose specific environments over others. For example, the bacteria… Read more »

Stress-Free Periodontal Care from Encinitas Periodontist

Last week, our Encinitas periodontist, Dr. Ann Kania, discussed how stress can contribute to bruxism and TMJ disorder. Both of these dental health issues can translate into symptoms like chronic headaches, earaches (especially in the morning), neck and shoulder pain, jaw popping, increased tooth sensitivity, and susceptibility to cavities. Since stress can trigger so many… Read more »