Enjoy Halloween Family Day At San Diego’s Balboa Park!

On Saturday, October 26, families in and around San Diego can head to Balboa Park for Halloween Family Day! This weekend celebration gives everyone a chance to enjoy a little Halloween fun before the official holiday during this FREE carnival. More than two dozen museums and cultural attractions will take part by hosting special activities, and families can enjoy plenty of live music, treats, and special performances thanks to this city-sponsored event. The Halloween season offers activities that are spooky, but periodontal disease’s effect on your smile and overall health can be downright scary! At our San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can diagnose issues with your gums, and provide the appropriate care to help you manage a condition. (more…)

Have You Noticed A Change In Your Gum Line?

You may not realize how important your gums are to your smile until you feel that something is wrong with them. A change in your gum line can affect the quality of your appearance by making your smile appear less even, or making certain teeth appear out of place. While there is no single cause for a receding gum line, you should be aware that this is a symptom of gum disease. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can examine your gums, and discuss any potential concerns that we have. If your oral health is affected by gingivitis, we can provide preventive care to stop periodontal disease from forming. We also offer a less invasive gum graft procedure that can restore your confidence in your smile. (more…)

Receive A Second Opinion About Your Gums From A Periodontist

How worried should you really be about signs of gum disease? If you have a problem with gingivitis, you can use smart oral hygiene habits at home to stop the problem, or undergo a scaling and root planing. However, if you feel that the problem is more serious, or if you want to be certain that you are not at risk for periodontal disease, you can schedule a second appointment with a periodontal specialist. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we have advanced diagnostic tools that enable us to give you detailed information about the condition of your gums. We can help you prevent a problem with periodontal disease, or fight the issue with a modern treatment. (more…)

Bring The Kids To Trick-Or-Treat On India Street!

San Diego families can bring their kids to enjoy a great trick-or-treating experience on India Street on the evening of Friday, October 25! This is the thirteenth annual Halloween event of its kind hosted by businesses in Little Italy, and it promises youngsters a great opportunity to go out in costume. In addition to providing family fun in a safe and controlled environment, this allows parents to take a stroll through the different area shops. Halloween can offer fun scares, but it is difficult to find anything “fun” in the symptoms that periodontal disease can cause. If you are concerned about the state of your gums, our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help! (more…)

Laser Periodontal Treatments Can Offer More Precise Care

A person who suffers from periodontal disease can face a real risk for tooth loss. The bacteria that infect your gums can cause the destruction of healthy attachments that keep your teeth secure. If the harm done becomes serious enough, you may have to have loose teeth extracted, or they can be lost on their own! Fortunately, modern periodontal treatment can help people manage their problems with periodontal disease. Through careful laser treatment, our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can carefully clear away infected tissues. The removal of damaged gums helps by taking away bacteria, and by encouraging the growth of healthy tissues. In addition to offering greater precision, lasers help people heal more quickly from a procedure. (more…)

Can Poor Gum Health Really Lead To Tooth Loss?

The idea of tooth loss tends to be a scary one, but people sometimes fail to realize that their periodontal health can play a big part in their risk for suffering this issue. You might be aware that periodontal disease is connected to tooth loss, but did you know complications from poor gum health actually lead all other causes for this problem? At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we offer specialized care to help you maintain the health of your gums. We can provide preventive care to stop gingivitis from becoming a problem with periodontal disease. We can also take care of you by offering modern solutions for the harmful effects of periodontal disease. (more…)

Check Out This Movie In The Park Event In Encinitas

On Saturday, October 12, families in and around the Encinitas area can enjoy a special outdoor movie screening! The Movie in the Park event that night will screen the live action Dumbo film for everyone to enjoy at Cottonwood Creek Park. Everyone is encouraged to bring blankets and low-backed seats, as well as their own picnic supplies. Make sure you arrive before sunset to enjoy the weather, and stake out a good spot before the screening begins! A night out with the family can make it easier to end your week, just as professional periodontal care can make it easier to prevent gingivitis from causing oral health complications. If you observe signs of poor gum health, reach out to our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice! (more…)

What Makes Gingivitis Different From Periodontal Disease?

You may have heard the terms gingivitis and gum disease used interchangeably in the past. While both are a result of bacteria attacking your periodontal tissues, there is a reason to think of them as distinct issues. Gingivitis is the first stage of a periodontal infection. At this point, it is possible for you to put a stop to the problem, reverse the infection, and return your gums to their normal health. However, if bacteria are given enough time, you can experience worrying tissue damage as your case progresses to advanced gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, or periodontitis. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we offer a range of modern treatments that help people protect their tissues from harm, and we provide preventive treatments for gingivitis that can prevent this advanced trouble. (more…)

Using Tobacco Products Can Affect Your Periodontal Health

There are several problems that tobacco use can cause for your smile and oral health. The cosmetic effect of cigarettes and other products can be hard to ignore as they stain your enamel, and hurt your smile. You also increase you risk for oral cancer by using tobacco! At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can talk to you about the trouble that tobacco products pose your gums. By smoking, you can make yourself more susceptible to periodontal infections. When these infections lead to periodontal disease, you can face challenges for your general health, and experience a heightened risk for tooth loss! (more…)

Enjoy San Diego’s Cabrillo Festival September 28!

On Saturday, September 28, families in and around San Diego can enjoy a special event honoring the area’s history! The Cabrillo Festival marks the arrival of the first European explorers to America’s west coast, but the event itself is a celebration of the many cultures who were present in the area at this point in history. There will be re-enactments, live music and dancing, traditional entertainment, and much more for everyone to enjoy during this FREE event! At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we are proud to serve a community with so many exciting public activities. We are ready to provide residents with expert oral health support, as well as modern services to help them manage the effects of periodontal disease. (more…)