Month: December 2018

A Few Facts About Your Gum Health

You may not pay much attention to your gums on a regular basis unless you’ve been diagnosed with gum disease. Yet, along with your teeth, your gums are one of the most important factors in your oral health. Together with your jawbone structure, your gums and periodontal tissues form the foundation that supports your teeth…. Read more »

Inflammation: The Most Dangerous Aspect of Gum Disease

There are many different signs that could warn you that gum disease is present. For instance, your gums can become red and angry looking, or start to bleed when you brush your teeth. Your breath may become increasingly worse, even after you brush and floss your teeth. However, one of the most significant signs of… Read more »

Wondering About Dental Implants? Ask These Questions

Contrary to popular belief, tooth loss isn’t something that everyone has to go through. In fact, with consistent preventive care and an excellent hygiene routine, you have a good chance of preventing it from ever happening. However, for patients in Encinitas/San Diego who do experience tooth loss, we offer a highly lifelike solution in the… Read more »

Are Your Teeth Loose? Here’s What You Need to Know

One of the most important factors in why your teeth are the strongest parts of your body is the fact that they have a comprehensive support system. Each tooth root has its own socket within your jawbone, and is held tightly by a complex network of periodontal tissues and ligaments. When this network is intact,… Read more »

Why Seek a Second Opinion Before Gum Disease Treatment?

Not everyone experiences gum disease (or periodontal disease) in their lives, but those who do can protect and preserve their smiles best by seeking treatment from a periodontal expert. If your dentist notices the signs of the disease during your regularly scheduled checkup, then you may be referred to a periodontal specialist for a second… Read more »

What’s the Biggest Cause of Gum Disease?

There are many different things that could potentially raise your risks of developing gum (periodontal) disease. For example, if you smoke or chew tobacco, or simply don’t pay enough attention to your daily hygiene routine, then you’re more likely to experience gum disease at some point in your life. However, despite the many different risk… Read more »

A Few Tips to Avoid Gingivitis

Gingivitis is the earliest and least obvious form of gum disease. Once it develops, your risks of experiencing more severe consequences of gum disease become significantly higher. Therefore, the key to preventing gum disease from seriously threatening your smile is to avoid the development of gingivitis in the first place. At our Encinitas/San Diego periodontal… Read more »

What Does Good Hygiene Actually Mean?

For most people, it’s no secret that good daily hygiene is the key to keeping their smiles healthy for life. However, many people still develop conditions like periodontal disease (also known as gum disease). In some cases, it’s because people fail to stick to what they know about good hygiene routines, but often, it’s because… Read more »

Things that Might Mean You Can’t Get Dental Implants (Yet)

For most patients who’ve lost one or more teeth, dental implants can offer advantages for rebuilding their smiles that other, more conventional prostheses can’t offer. For example, traditional bridges and dentures might offer highly lifelike esthetic results and help prevent remaining teeth from shifting, all while restoring your bite’s ability to function. However, at our… Read more »

A Brief Look at What Happens After Tooth Loss

Patients who’ve lost one or more teeth have a good idea of how the loss can affect things like their smile’s appearance and their bite’s overall function. However, there is more going on due to tooth loss than what most people realize, and if ignored long enough, the destruction can continue long after you’ve lost… Read more »