Month: May 2013

How a Smile Can Change a Bad Mood

If you were told that your smile and your mood are related, your first thought might be, “Duh.” Smiling is a universal sign of happiness, openness, excitement, and a host of other positive emotions and moods. However, research suggests that smiling doesn’t just reflect your mood; it might actually affect it, as well. Your Encinitas… Read more »

San Diego Periodontist Discusses Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

Much of dentistry’s advancement has focused on improving early detection, which can drastically increase your chances of successful, noninvasive treatment. For instance, digital x-rays provide clearer, more concise images than traditional X-ray film and allow for much earlier detection of pathological changes that could signal disease. However, good old fashioned diligence can still play a… Read more »

What if Periodontal Disease Spread Throughout Your Body?

For some reason, your mouth is sometimes isolated from the rest of your body in many instances. Medical and dental insurances are separate, for example, and though periodontal disease (gum disease) affects over 80% of adults in America, people don’t often consider it a serious health issue. Nevertheless, the affliction is the number one cause… Read more »

San Diego Periodontist Explains Gum Grafting for Improved Support

Your gingival tissue, or gums, surround and protect your tooth roots and help support them as they erupt from your jawbone. Like a gasket in a motor, this seal is subject to wear and can begin to separate from your teeth for a number of reasons. When your gums recede, the vulnerable roots underneath become exposed… Read more »