Month: January 2019

What You Should Know About Modern Periodontal Treatment

One of the reasons why periodontal disease (or gum disease) is the second-most common oral health issue is because of how it forms. The disease is a product of oral bacteria, which naturally inhabit your mouth and produce substances that can damage your gum tissues. However, another reason why gum disease is so prominent is… Read more »

3 Things Gum Disease Impacts Besides Your Gums

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, most notably affects your soft gum tissues (hence, the name). As such, the disease can lead to catastrophic erosion and damage to your gums if it isn’t treated and managed properly. However, the potential hazards of periodontal disease are not limited to just your gum tissues, and ignoring the condition… Read more »

3 Things Dental Implants Can Prevent Following Tooth Loss

After experiencing tooth loss, the most immediate concern you may have is filling the gap to restore your smile’s appearance and your bite’s ability to function properly. However, even after replacing lost teeth with a conventional bridge or denture, several of the more profound consequences of tooth loss may still continue. Those effects are due… Read more »

How Periodontal Disease Can Affect Systemic Health

When you learn that you have periodontal disease (also known as gum disease), the most immediate concern is treating and managing it as soon as possible. Otherwise, the damage that the condition causes will grow increasingly worse, leading to complications like tooth loss. In fact, unchecked periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss,… Read more »

Are There Signs to Warn You of Tooth Loss?

There are many different potential causes of tooth loss, such as accidental trauma and periodontal disease (the most common cause). Therefore, many of the warning signs of tooth loss involve symptoms and signs of the appropriate underlying condition. If your gums are bleeding, then you may periodontal disease, which means you’re at a significantly increased… Read more »

How Serious Is Your Gum Recession?

One of the reasons why preventable oral health issues remain prominent concerns is because people don’t always realize when their smiles are warning them of danger. For example, gum recession is a common indicator and risk factor for several potential oral health problems. Yet, many people fail to realize when their periodontal tissues are separating… Read more »

3 Good Reasons to Treat Gum Disease with LANAP

If you have gum disease, then treating it as soon as possible is always a good idea. Otherwise, it’ll have time to grow worse and become a much greater threat to your oral health (and more). However, how you treat your specific gum disease matters, and for many patients at our Encinitas/San Diego office, periodontal… Read more »

3 Things You Should Stop Doing Now to Avoid Tooth Loss

Taking good care of your smile requires doing some things consistently, like brushing your teeth twice and flossing at least once every day. However, it’s just as much about what you don’t do, and without realizing it, you may be putting your smile at risk even if you do take consistently good care of it…. Read more »

If My Hygiene Is Good, Why Did I Get Gum Disease?

It’s no secret that the key to a consistently healthy smile is a consistently good hygiene routine at home. That’s because the most common and destructive oral health issues, including severe periodontal disease, begin with the oral bacteria that accumulate on your teeth and gums every day. The key to preventing such issues is to… Read more »

Need a New Bridge or Denture? Consider Implants this Time

Today’s dental bridges and dentures are more lifelike and advanced than they’ve ever been thanks to a number of different factors. For instance, the materials often used to create them (such as customized porcelain) is almost indistinguishable from healthy tooth structure. Also, the technology used to design them allows for extremely precise measurements and results…. Read more »