Month: January 2013

Encinitas Periodontist Explores the Stages of Gum Disease

Periodontal (gum) disease is complicated, and treating it can be just as much so. Depending on what stage the disease is in by the time it’s detected, treatment can range from a deep cleaning and improved dental hygiene to invasive surgery to repair damaged or missing gum tissue. As a periodontist in Encinitas, Dr. Ann… Read more »

Why Your Mouth Hates Cigarette Smoke

There was a time when the dangers of cigarette smoke were debatable, and the act of smoking was nowhere near controversial. Today, however, modern science and medicine have done away with the veil by providing irrefutable evidence of tobacco smoke’s detrimental effects on your physical health. Similarly, tobacco smoke can also devastate your oral health,… Read more »

A Two-Sided Debate on Coffee

If you’re an avid coffee drinker, then chances are that you’re familiar with the many warnings that are often spouted about coffee’s damaging effects to your smile. Some reports have even claimed that drinking coffee can increase your risk of certain health conditions, including bad nerves and heart troubles. While over-indulging can most certainly cause… Read more »

Encinitas Periodontist Explores Vitamin D and Periodontal Health

Vitamin D is often referred to as the “sunshine vitamin” because of our ability to synthesize the vitamin when ultraviolet B rays stimulate the skin. Its purposes are diverse, but vitamin D’s importance is clear; numerous reports have shown that vitamin D deficiency is associated with many illnesses, including some cancers, inflammatory diseases, and poor… Read more »