Month: July 2013

San Diego Periodontist: Why Smokeless Tobacco isn’t Safer than Smoking

Hopefully, you realize that cigarette smoke presents a serious risk to your oral and systemic health. While smokeless tobacco is just as dangerous, some people seem to be under the impression that chewing tobacco, as opposed to burning it, makes it less of a threat. Unfortunately, that’s not true, and the misconception may be placing… Read more »

Dr. Ann Kania Explains the Science of Periodontics

Periodontics is a dental specialty that involves preventing, diagnosing, and treating all forms of periodontal disease, as well as placing and repairing dental implants. More than a general dentist, a periodontist must undergo an additional three or more years of school beyond dental school and receive extensive training in periodontal-related areas. As a result, your Encinitas… Read more »

Encinitas Periodontist Discusses–Which is the Better Toothbrush?

Many people continue to debate whether the electric toothbrush is more effective than its manual predecessor at controlling harmful dental plaque and protecting your smile. Studies conducted suggest that electric brushes are generally more effective than manual brushes, and can provide additional features that make them especially beneficial to good oral hygiene care. Your Encinitas… Read more »

A Few Good Reasons to Relax this Summer

Although summertime is typically associated with rest and relaxation, that’s not always the case for many people. As a dedicated periodontist in San Diego, Dr. Kania understands well that stress is no friend to your dental or physical health, and that relieving excessive stress is a vital component to your continued wellbeing. If you need a… Read more »