Category: Dental News

Gum Disease and Heart Disease in Women

The natures of gum disease and heart disease (two of the most harmful oral and systemic diseases) do not differ from person to person, and without proper care, each can be equally harmful to everyone. However, many of the biological differences between men and women can mean that women may sometimes be at an increased… Read more »

What Is A Prophy?

A prophy is short for prophylaxis. A prophylaxis is a professional dental cleaning which is intended to prevent periodontal disease. For people who already have developed periodontal disease, supportive periodontal therapy (SPT), which is more complex than a prophy, is required at regular intervals. Today your Encinitas, CA, periodontist, Dr. Ann Kania discusses professional dental cleanings.

Dental Quiz

How do you think Americans rate with their dental care? It seems like in a highly developed country like the U.S. people would tend to their dental care significantly better than other countries. However, there are definitely differences on our own soil. See how up-to-date you are with dental care facts by taking your Encinitas,… Read more »

Your Powerful Smile

You might recognize the maxim, “Smile and the world smiles with you.” Did you know, however, that studies have shown the human smile actually is contagious? It’s also the most widely recognized expression in the world, transcending language to portray a person’s joy and good will. As the subject of numerous studies, however, the power… Read more »

How Do You Repair Damaged Gums?

The reason why prevention and early treatment are vital to your continued good oral health is because gum disease is progressive, meaning that without intervention it only grows worse as time continues. If prevention fails, then gum disease will slowly destroy the foundations of your smile (i.e., gums and jawbone) until your mouth loses its ability… Read more »

Gum Disease Increases Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

By itself, gum disease is one of the most destructive diseases that can affect your oral health. Most people are aware that the disease causes your gums to swell and bleed, but not as many people are aware of what happens beyond our immediate perception. Aside from potentially destroying your gum tissue and jawbone, as… Read more »

Why Periodontal Disease is More Likely to Develop as You Age

Periodontal (gum) disease affects nearly 75% of adults in America, and we seem to be more prone to develop the disease as we grow older. The increased risk may come as no surprise to some people, considering that the older we get, the more susceptible we become to all sorts of health issues and disorders. However,… Read more »

Researchers Find Links to Gum Disease and Pancreatic Cancer

Did you know that the average survival rate for pancreatic cancer within five years of diagnosis is around 5%? This staggering statistic should not be taken lightly. That’s why Dr. Kania, our Encinitas periodontist, brings to your attention new research that suggests a connection between pancreatic cancer and gum disease. Pancreatic Cancer and Gum Disease… Read more »

Biomimetic Dentistry Develops New Treatment for Periodontal Disease

Our Encinitas periodontist, Dr. Ann Kania, is a strong proponent of caring for the whole patient. Our periodontal care focuses on minimally invasive, comfortable treatment that encourages complete health. Biomimetic dentistry subscribes to a similar philosophy of care that involves careful treatment planning and protection of healthy oral tissues. Most recently, some researchers have developed… Read more »

Encinitas Periodontist Explains How Seaweed Could Benefit Your Gums

An exciting new discovery by researchers from the Newcastle University’s School of Dental Sciences claims that seaweed may benefit your oral health. Interestingly enough, the research, in collaboration with the School of Marine Science and Technology, did not originally seek to address dental health. Our Encinitas periodontist, Dr. Ann Kania, will explain their findings and… Read more »