Month: October 2012

How Safe Are Your Teeth This Halloween Season?

Halloween night is as much about safety as it is about fun. While trick-or-treating is typically reserved for children and young teens, even adults indulge in more candy and goodies than they normally would. A major safety concern, aside from the safety of our costumed children, is the damage that our festive indulgence can cause… Read more »

Encinitas Periodontist Explains Proper Periodontal Maintenance

Gum disease has become such a common phrase that it hardly seems like a serious problem to much of the population. However, even though nearly 75% of adults in America have some degree of gum disease, its frequent occurrence does not mean that it is harmless. It starts with a bacterial infection, and if left… Read more »

Encinitas Periodontist Explores Dentistry of the Past

Human interest in teeth date back to antiquity. Remains that date back thousands of years BC include molars with nearly perfect holes carved from their centers. Since the molars are situated in the back of the mouth, experts believe they can rule out the possibility of cosmetics being a motivation for the dental procedures. To celebrate the history… Read more »

Gum Disease Terms to Know from Your Encinitas Periodontist

Gingivitis Gingivitis is the earliest form of gum disease, or periodontal disease. One of the first signs of gingival infection that you may notice is bleeding during brushing. Contrary to popular belief, consistent gum bleeding when you brush your teeth is not normal. Other symptoms of gingivitis include inflamed or sensitive gum tissue, deep red… Read more »

Researchers Find Links to Gum Disease and Pancreatic Cancer

Did you know that the average survival rate for pancreatic cancer within five years of diagnosis is around 5%? This staggering statistic should not be taken lightly. That’s why Dr. Kania, our Encinitas periodontist, brings to your attention new research that suggests a connection between pancreatic cancer and gum disease. Pancreatic Cancer and Gum Disease… Read more »