Take Part In The St. Patrick’s Day 10K Event March 14!

On Saturday, March 14, Mission Bay Park in San Diego will play host to the St. Patrick’s Day 10K event! This event, which also includes two- and four-mile run/walk events, can be a challenging and invigorating start to your holiday weekend. It can also provide you with a chance to show off your running abilities with fellow fitness fans. Medals will be awarded for finishers, and there will be tasty treats waiting for you at the finish line. Health and fitness are important, and help us sustain ourselves. Remember that exercise is not the only thing you can do to protect yourself – you should also pay attention to your oral and periodontal health. Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontist is here to help if you think gum disease might be affecting you. (more…)

The Role Daily Oral Hygiene Plays In Gum Disease Prevention

When gum disease forms, your reaction is an important one. If you improve your daily oral hygiene routine, and discuss the matter with a professional, the condition can be reversed before gingivitis progresses and becomes harder to manage. If that progression does take place, our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice is prepared to offer services that help you manage the condition and protect your gums. Of course, while we are prepared to help people recover from the harm periodontal disease can do, we are also ready to help people maintain healthy gums. One thing we can do to help you is talk you through an oral care regimen that effectively prevents infection. We can also provide support in the form of Perio Protect to help you directly fight periodontal bacteria. (more…)

How Digital X-Rays Help Us Assess Your Periodontal Health

How serious is your periodontal infection? If you are only familiar with gingivitis, you may be surprised at just how harmful gum disease can become if it is not managed in time. Your initial infection can worsen if it is not properly addressed, at which point you can find yourself at risk for tissue damage, tooth loss, and even problems with your general health. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can help you understand how serious your periodontal troubles are before talking with you about your treatment options. We rely on modern diagnostic tools, including digital x-ray technology, that enables us to closely study your gums and oral structures for signs of periodontal disease. With the right information gathered, we can talk to you about our periodontal services that can help you fight bacteria and restore healthy tissues. (more…)

San Diego’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Happens Mar 14

On Saturday, March 14, San Diego will host its fortieth annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival event! Starting with the parade in the morning, the city will host a variety of fun holiday-themed activities. There will be a special area for the kids, designated areas for special foods, crafting booths, and much more to enjoy! The parade is expected to have more than 120 entries, and thousands are expected to be in attendance! If you want to make the most of your St. Patrick’s Day, going out to celebrate can certainly help. If you want to make sure that your gums are healthy, going to a periodontist can be important. Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontist is able to evaluate your  periodontal health with our advanced diagnostic tools, and we can recommend modern services to help address any active infections that affect you. (more…)

Should You Take Home Perio Protect To Address Gum Disease?

When periodontal disease forms, it can be difficult for you to stop the continued growth of bacteria beneath your gum line. Over time, this problem can lead to the damage of tissues that keep a tooth in place, which can result in its loss. Unchecked problems with periodontal disease can also put you at risks from complications due to the further spread of bacteria. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we are able to help patients through several modern procedures that fight periodontal disease. You should know that we are also able to help you do a better job managing your condition at home. With Perio Protect, you can enjoy a take-home tool to directly fight the bacteria beneath your gums! (more…)

Adopt Better Behaviors To Avoid Periodontal Disease

How likely are you to deal with periodontal disease in your lifetime? The answer to this question can depend on several factors. If you have a good oral hygiene routine in place, and take care to avoid tobacco products, you are less likely to let an infection take hold and affect you. With that said, many people who believe they have a good smile care routine in place can experience gingivitis at some point in their lifetime. At the initial stage of an infection, the problem can be addressed and reversed so that there are no long-term issues to worry about. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice is here to help by offering preventive periodontal care. We are also ready to provide more advanced procedures if periodontal disease has already progressed and begun attacking your gums. (more…)

Check Out The Botanic Garden’s 5K Paw Walk Event

On the morning of Saturday, February 15, dog owners and exercise lovers can enjoy the San Diego Botanic Garden’s special 5K Paw Walk Event! For this special occasion, guests are welcome to bring their dogs into the park. The event will take everyone through the garden areas so that everyone can enjoy an invigorating and scenic trek. This event is being hosted with support from the Rancho Coastal Humane Society, and participation gives support to both groups. Taking your pet out for a walk or jog can keep them healthy, and also keep you healthy. Remember that your approach to smile care is also important in terms of your overall well-being, and that periodontal problems in particular can lead to issues with tooth loss and complications from infections. Fortunately, you can count on our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice to help you protect your gums! (more…)

Lasers Can Lead To Faster Healing After Periodontal Care

When periodontal disease affects a person’s health, it can increase your risk for tooth loss, and raise your risk for infections in other parts of your body. One way to deal with the effects of this harmful condition involve the removal of infected tissues in order to effectively target and remove bacteria, and to encourage the growth of healthy tissues. At our Encinitas/San Diego periodontal practice, we can use lasers to carefully remove infected gum tissues in order to encourage growth and healing. Using lasers to perform this work can allow for more accurate treatment, meaning we can do a better job preserving tissues that are still healthy. This approach can also lead to shorter healing times. (more…)

How Can I Prevent Tissue Damage From Gum Disease?

If you want to protect your periodontal tissues from damage, your ideal goal should be to prevent gum disease from forming. You keep your smile safe from gingivitis through smart oral hygiene habits that defend you against the buildup of oral bacteria. When gingivitis forms, the problem can be reversed before there is permanent damage to worry about. Unfortunately, the matter can be more difficult to resolve when you have periodontal disease. Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontist is able to check on the severity of your condition, and talk to you about ways to protect yourself against the destruction of tissues that support your teeth. In addition to providing preventive services, we have treatments that can help you manage the matter of your periodontal disease. (more…)

Experience San Diego’s Spring Busker Festival March 7-8

From Saturday, March 7 through Sunday, March 8, San Diego will host its Spring Busker Festival! This special two-day gathering will bring in some of the most talented buskers, or street performers, from different parts of the country to showcase an array of talents. This is a great chance to witness creativity and art up close, and it is FREE to attend, though tips for performers are encouraged. When you put time and effort into a skill, you can come away with an impressive talent. Good periodontal care may not lead to any fun “tricks,” but putting time and effort into protecting these tissues can help you avoid potentially serious complications from gum disease. Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help you if you have concerns about your periodontal health. (more…)