Month: August 2013

Encinitas Periodontist Answers: What is a Gum Graft?

How your gums look can significantly impact your smile’s appearance. For instance, a gummy smile (excessive, uneven periodontal tissue) can make your teeth appear crooked even though they’re perfectly straight. Your periodontal tissue’s health, however, affects much more than appearance, and if it can’t effectively perform its duties, then your entire oral health is at… Read more »

Dr. Ann Kania’s Good Oral Health Quiz

How important is knowledge to your good oral health? Knowing to brush and floss your teeth every day is more habit than knowledge, but if you don’t know what signs can indicate that your hygiene routine has failed, then you might risk extensive dental damage from severe disease. Knowing the true dangers of untreated oral… Read more »

Encinitas Periodontist Answers: Are Dental Implants Right for You?

The short answer is often yes, dental implants are a great choice for restoring your smile after tooth loss. Nevertheless, like all dental treatments, and like any surgery, there are considerations that you must take into account before you are ready for dental implant placement. Your Encinitas periodontist, Dr. Ann Kania, helps you determine if… Read more »

Want Help to Quit Smoking? Your Encinitas Periodontist is Happy to Help

As part of our dedication to your oral and overall health, Dr. Ann Kania has spoken expansively about the effects of smoking and smokeless tobacco on all areas of your wellbeing. Your Encinitas periodontist is also proud to provide you with assistance in your quest to quit smoking; however, the care we offer doesn’t stop… Read more »