How Proper Hygiene Prevents Periodontal Disease

encinitas hygiene habitsOur team understands how to protect gums, whether that means preventing gingivitis from becoming periodontal disease, or by managing the disease to prevent tooth loss and other complications. But you can also take action to protect your smile. In today’s blog, your Encinitas, CA, periodontist talks about good oral hygiene and periodontal disease prevention.


Linking Tooth Loss And Periodontal Disease

How often are tooth loss and gum disease linked together? Poor periodontal health is actually the leading reason why adults lose teeth. As damage from an infection worsens, tissue destruction leaves them without the support they need to maintain their complete smile, and so teeth are either extracted by necessity or lost on their own. Recognizing this link can help you understand the importance of properly managing problems with poor gum health. If you have struggled to prevent infections or currently have active problems with periodontal disease, our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help you. Whether you have already experienced tooth loss or hope to avoid it, we can work with you to help you preserve your well-being and appearance. (more…)

Periodontal Disease And Gum Recession

Not all effects of periodontal disease can be easily seen. For example, you may not see the effects of tissue damage in the mirror, but the harm to your gums can continue until you find that there is a concern about looseness that makes tooth extraction necessary! It is also difficult to see how bacteria might be traveling through the bloodstream to create problems in different parts of your body. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can help with these different threats. We can also help with a negative effect that you can see. As gum recession worsens as a result of your infection, you can look into laser treatment to restore your gumline and smile! (more…)

Better Gum Health For The New Year

What will you do differently in 2023? If you have struggled with maintaining healthy gums in the past, or if this year has been marked by the onset of periodontal disease, dedicating time and effort to protecting these tissues can have significant value. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can offer different levels of support to patients based on their needs. For some, we can discuss solutions like the start of supportive maintenance appointments and the use of Perio Protect at home. Those who have more advanced problems already can benefit from more involved services, including services that rely on lasers to provide important support while prioritizing your comfort. (more…)

Are You Overlooking The Threat Of Gum Disease?

If you fail to take problems with gum disease seriously, long-term consequences can impact your smile and your general health in ways that can surprise you. Did you know that poorly managed periodontal problems make you vulnerable to general health changes? Are you aware that complications from gum disease leads all other causes of tooth loss affecting adults? These are not problems to take lightly. Fortunately, your risk for these and other issues related to periodontal disease can be addressed with a visit to your Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontist! Our office provides detailed diagnostic reviews as well as treatment options for people with infections at different stages. (more…)

Smart Home Care To Protect Your Gums

If you have problems with advanced gum disease, a visit with a periodontist can be a valuable part of a larger plan to restore your overall oral health. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can provide important in-office services that are able to control significant infections and address tissue damage. We can also provide guidance to help you adjust your routine at home in order to better protect yourself. Beyond offering guidance when it comes to matters of oral and periodontal hygiene, we can provide a new form of support in the form of Perio Protect. This gives you a way to directly attack unwelcome microbes with targeted antibacterial treatments for the soft tissues that support your teeth. (more…)

Planning Your Personalized Periodontal Care

Your periodontal health can ultimately impact your ability to preserve your full smile, and it can be more influential than you expect in regards to your general well-being. What this means is that if you have a history of problems with your gums, you should take their condition seriously. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice is prepared to help you manage a periodontal infection and protect you against complications. We can do this in different ways, as we offer both holistic services and treatments that depend on laser technology to provide better experiences in the dental chair. A thorough diagnostic review can tell us more about your health issues and needs so that we can proceed to deliver the right support. (more…)

Seeing A Specialist About Receding Gums

Gum recession has different causes. One of those causes has to do with your periodontal health, as tissues can be seriously affected by an infection. The longer you let gum disease go without the proper management, the more likely you are to experience this and other difficulties. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help you. With the right approach to care, we can see to it that your smile is restored through the successful movement of your tissues. We actually rely on laser technology to provide the right experience with gum grafting treatment. This can make the process more conservative, which means your appointment and recovery are easier than you might believe possible. (more…)