Month: November 2012

Encinitas Periodontist Gives Advice for Sore Throat Relief

Like a toothache, a sore throat can be debilitating and may indicate a number of various illnesses, including a common cold, tonsillitis, and strep throat, among others. While viruses are the more common cause of throat soreness, bacteria can also be the culprit. For instance, true to its name, strep throat is an infection caused… Read more »

Can Bone Disease Affect Your Oral Health?

There is a popular conviction among scientists, researchers, and dental experts that the state of your oral health can affect the quality of your physical health. This is more than conjecture; virtually countless studies have examined the notion of oral-systemic health, and although there is still insufficient evidence to state that oral disease specifically causes… Read more »

Gum Disease Increases Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

By itself, gum disease is one of the most destructive diseases that can affect your oral health. Most people are aware that the disease causes your gums to swell and bleed, but not as many people are aware of what happens beyond our immediate perception. Aside from potentially destroying your gum tissue and jawbone, as… Read more »

Why Periodontal Disease is More Likely to Develop as You Age

Periodontal (gum) disease affects nearly 75% of adults in America, and we seem to be more prone to develop the disease as we grow older. The increased risk may come as no surprise to some people, considering that the older we get, the more susceptible we become to all sorts of health issues and disorders. However,… Read more »