Bring Your Family To A Sandcastle And Sunset Party May 17!

The warming weather makes the beach especially hard to resist. On Friday, May 17, you can bring your family out to a special evening event at the Sandcastle And Sunset Party hosted by the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy. This event is about more than just fun in the sand – the group will do a special unveiling of its new logo, look, and name during the celebration. This is a family-friendly event, and people are also encouraged to bring their pets. When you keep outdoor areas clean, you allow local flora and fauna to flourish. Cleanliness is also important if you want your teeth and gums to stay healthy. In addition to providing modern treatments to help you fight periodontal troubles, your periodontal specialist in Encinitas/San Diego, CA can provide preventive periodontal care, including a special cleaning under your gum line! (more…)

Using Technology To Closely Study Your Periodontal Health

Even if you are not able to see the effects of periodontal disease, the problem can have a serious effect on your oral health, and potentially your overall health. To more thoroughly check on the health of your gums, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontist can use modern imaging technology to closely evaluate your smile. With this review, it becomes possible to closely review the condition of your gums, and check for signs of damage to these tissues, or to your jawbone. Identifying problems can lead to treatment, so you can control the effect gum disease might have on your smile. That intervention is important – your infection can lead to new problems for your health, and increase your chances for losing teeth later in life. (more…)

What To Expect When You Work With A Periodontal Specialist

When you practice smart dental care, and stay consistent about cleaning your teeth at your gum line, you can protect yourself against gum disease. Unfortunately, people are not always as thorough with their smile care as they ought to be. This lack of thoroughness, and a lack of appreciation for the harm gum disease can do, individuals can find themselves struggling with periodontal health issues. Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal specialist is prepared to help you if you need to manage the harmful effects of gum disease. Our practice can also provide counseling and support to help you prevent the progression of an infection. (more…)

The 2019 San Diego County Fair Starts May 31!

Are you ready to have fun this summer? Starting on Friday, May 31, families can take part in the fun of the San Diego County Fair! This year’s fair is taking inspiration from The Wizard Of Oz, and providing everyone an opportunity see what kind of rides, games, and treats they can find while walking the Yellow Brick Road. San Diego boasts the largest county fair in the United States, and it can provide more than a few opportunities for fun you will be sure to appreciate! While carnivals offer plenty of treats that can test a person’s resolve, remember that sweet and sticky foods can be big trouble for your oral health. These items feed those oral bacteria that can cause gum disease, which can lead to real problems for your smile. Fortunately, your Encinitas/San Diego periodontal specialist is prepared to help if you experience problems! (more…)

Enjoying Extra Periodontal Protection At Home

Your periodontal specialist in Encinitas/San Diego, CA can provide a range of impressive services that help you maintain your gum health. Did you know that you can actually enjoy extra protection for your gums at home, too? By taking home Perio Protect, you can provide direct care for your gums by directly applying a special anti-bacterial agent to them. This is made possible by a custom tray that makes this application easy to perform. Protecting yourself against gum disease is important. When the problem progresses, it can create serious issues for your appearance, and your oral health. Gum disease can interfere with your general health, and raise your risk for experiencing tooth loss later in life. (more…)

Relying On Lasers To Provide Advanced Periodontal Care

While the idea of using lasers for dental treatment may seem odd, this approach provides many benefits that you can certainly appreciate. Our Encinitas/San Diego periodontal practice can use laser treatment to help patients who are struggling with the effects of gum disease. The LANAP protocol relies on the incredible accuracy of lasers to address the bacteria that have accumulated on the attachments keeping your teeth stable. This modern procedure can help you recover from the effects of an infection, and make you less likely to need surgical treatment to protect your smile. This is one of many specialized periodontal services we are ready to offer our patients. (more…)

What Does Periodontal Treatment Mean for You?

Periodontal disease, often referred to as gum disease, is one of the most common conditions that can affect your oral and periodontal health. Like tooth decay, it’s a product of excessive oral bacteria gathering and forming dental plaque. In the case of gum disease, however, these bacteria prefer to work their underneath your gums and infect the soft tissues, rather than focusing on your healthy tooth structure. At our Encinitas/San Diego periodontal office, we can help you treat your periodontal disease according to its severity. That may mean boosting your preventive efforts to lower your risks of it, or actively rebuilding severely damaged gum tissues. (more…)

Things You Should Ask About Getting Dental Implants

For patients who’ve lost teeth, dental implants are often the best option for replacing them. That’s because dental implant posts are the only way to replace your lost teeth roots and, therefore, the vital functions that they’re responsible for. With the help of dental implants, your custom-made dental bridge or denture will more closely mimic the healthy, natural structures of your teeth. At our Encinitas/San Diego periodontist’s office, we often recommend dental implants to help patients more successfully rebuild their smiles following tooth loss. (more…)

How Periodontal Disease Can Affect the Rest of Your Body

When you develop periodontal disease (more commonly known as gum disease), there are several things that you immediately have to consider. For example, how severe is it, and how extensive will your treatment need to be in order to control it? In addition, your periodontist will discuss several lesser known but equally important considerations about your gum disease, such as how it can impact your overall health, any current medical conditions you have, or medications you’re currently taking. Not only can these considerations affect your periodontal treatment; they can also become worse under the influence of gum disease if you don’t treat it as soon as possible. (more…)

Should You Worry About Gum Recession?

The periodontal (gum) tissue that surrounds and protects your dental ridges and teeth roots is more important than many people realize. For example, your gums help keep your teeth securely in place within your jawbone, and they help stop oral bacteria from affecting your teeth roots. When this tissue begins to recede from your teeth – a condition known as gum recession – it can often be a warning that you should visit your periodontist for expert care. At our Encinitas/San Diego periodontal office, we can pinpoint the specific cause behind your gum recession and recommend an appropriate treatment plan to stop it. (more…)