Month: March 2019

What Makes Perio Cleaning Different than Dental Cleaning?

Routine cleaning is an important part of oral health care. In many cases, that simply involves brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing at least once, as well as attending regular dental cleanings at least once every six months. Sometimes, however, you might need more involved periodontal cleaning – also known as… Read more »

Does Controlling Plaque Really Prevent Gum Disease?

When it comes to preventing gum disease (as well as several other common oral health issues), preventing plaque buildup on your teeth and gums is essential. That’s because the bacteria that produce and hide within dental plaque are the main causes behind such oral health issues, especially when they’re allowed to accumulate excessively. While you… Read more »

3 Things to Know Before Getting Dental Implants

Even if you grow accustomed to how your smile looks with one or more missing teeth, your other teeth and oral structures never will. In addition to appearance, the effects of tooth loss can include the shifting of other teeth, the erosion of your jawbone, and much more that can have an increasingly negative impact… Read more »

The Role of Lasers in Treating Periodontal Disease

Patients who need periodontal treatment can exhibit many different stages of periodontal disease. In minor cases (gingivitis), treatment may simply involve periodontal cleaning, or scaling and root planing, to remove harmful oral bacteria. In more advanced cases, perio cleaning may be followed by a regular routine of periodontal maintenance. In some severe cases, the best… Read more »

Facts About Dealing with Gum Disease

Some people never think about, while others may fear that they might get it. Some people have it and don’t know it, others known it, but ignore it, and still others are actively taking steps to control it. Dealing with gum disease means something different to everyone, but as one of the most chronic oral… Read more »

What Can Happen if You Ignore Tooth Loss?

After you lose a tooth, the appearance of your smile can seem like the biggest consequence. In many respects, it is a serious one; besides your confidence in your smile, the gap in it can also affect everything from your bite’s immediate function to your long-term oral health, and more. At our Encinitas/San Diego periodontal… Read more »

Things that Should Motivate You to Stop Smoking

It’s no secret that smoking tobacco products is one of the most dangerous things you could expose your body to. It can contribute to a wide variety of cancers, and can lead to destructive periodontal disease that destroys your periodontal and oral structures. Despite that knowledge, many people still find it extremely difficult to quit,… Read more »

Does Bad Breath Really Mean Gum Disease?

Most people experience bad breath when they first wake up in the morning, or after eating a meal with garlic and/or onions in it. Yet, for some people, bad breath is the product of more than just an abundance of oral bacteria or the presence of pungent foods – sometimes, it can also indicate gum… Read more »

Is Gingivitis Really Reversible?

One of the biggest reasons why gum disease is so prevalent is because, for most people, it’s incurable. Once it develops and progresses, it will always remain present, and the only way to protect your smile is to successfully manage it. However, for many people, there is still a small window of opportunity to reverse… Read more »

Could Your Oral Hygiene Be Better?

Taking good care of your smile is an ongoing process, and your daily hygiene routine is the cornerstone of that process. While most people are aware of that, not everyone understands just how significant their hygiene routine is, or what exactly a good routine entails. At our Encinitas/San Diego periodontal office, good hygiene education is… Read more »