The fact that good hygiene is the cornerstone of good dental health is no secret. However, sticking to every tenet of good hygiene on a consistent basis can sometimes prove more than most people can manage. Because of this, many patients in Encinitas/San Diego experience conditions such as periodontal disease that are typically highly preventable. Therefore, to help you better preserve your smile, we offer a few tips on how to make your hygiene routine as effective as possible every day. (more…)
Periodontal disease, which is more commonly known as gum disease, is one of the more complex chronic oral health issues. That’s because the level of damage that it causes depends on the specific stage of disease, and treatment can range from a relatively simple deep cleaning to more involved, ongoing periodontal maintenance. For patients in Encinitas/San Diego, successfully treating gum disease typically involves two important aspects – dealing with the harmful oral bacteria that cause it and repairing any damage to your gums that may have occurred. (more…)
When we see an Encinitas/San Diego, CA, patient with a more advanced case of gum disease, we often offer treatment using advanced technology. For example, the laser-assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP) uses laser technology to combat gum disease and improve oral health. Do you have questions about our laser periodontal treatment?
When we see patients with missing teeth, we provide a dependable, long-lasting, and lifelike solution: dental implants. But how do we place them? What makes them so different from traditional bridges or dentures? Find out how we address tooth loss for our Encinitas/San Diego, CA, patients.
We’re proud to serve the communities of Encinitas and San Diego, CA with quality periodontal care and implant dentistry. In today’s blog, we’re going to take a little break from our usual topics and talk about the community. Throughout October, there will be a ton of fun events taking place in Encinitas, CA. If you would like to enjoy these activities with a healthier smile, we’re ready to help!
When a patient develops periodontal disease, they begin to experience uncomfortable symptoms, such as sore, red, swollen, or bleeding gums. In order to restore the health of your smile and avoid complications, such as adult tooth loss, you will need gum disease treatment. Let’s look at the treatment options we offer our Encinitas/San Diego, CA, patients.
When patients in Encinitas and San Diego, CA, experience the symptoms of gum disease, we often address the early stages with a preventive deep cleaning. Also known as a scaling and root planing, how does this procedure combat gum disease? We’re answering questions about our deep cleanings in today’s blog.
According to studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, half of adults over the age of 30 suffer from some stage of periodontal disease. Despite the widespread prevalence of periodontal disease, there are warning signs patients in Encinitas and San Diego, CA, can watch for, and steps that can be take to helps safeguard gum health and prevent the disease.
Tooth loss can be devastating to more than just your smile, but these days, many patients can successfully address tooth loss concerns with the help of one or more dental implants. For example, with an appropriate number of implant posts, patients throughout Encinitas/San Diego can rebuild their smiles with tooth replacements that closely mimic their healthy, natural teeth. That includes the roots that you lost along with your teeth, which are essential to the preservation of your jawbone structure and the long-term state of your oral health. (more…)
There are many different chronic diseases that directly impact your oral health. For example, periodontal disease, which affects your gums and periodontal tissues, can also erode your jawbone and lead to extensive tooth loss if not addressed. However, patients in North Hollywood who exhibit poor oral health can also experience negative impacts to their risks of other systemic diseases. In many cases, severe periodontal disease is also the biggest link in the connection, which makes effective prevention, treatment, and management of periodontal disease an important aspect in your systemic wellbeing. (more…)