Category: General Dentistry

Quiz: How Do You Treat Gum Disease?

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,… Read more »

What Are The Warning Signs Of Gum Disease?

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… Read more »

A Quick Guide to Fresher Breath

Teeth stains may be the most common cosmetic dental blemish, but foul breath is more prevalent, and affects nearly everyone at some point in their lives. Fortunately, bad breath is also typically easier to defeat than teeth stains, or other dental health issues, like cavities or gum disease. Though chronically bad breath, or halitosis, can… Read more »

The Link Between Oral Health And The Microbiome

Your smile and your stomach are linked in a number of surprising ways. In the human gut are over 600 types of microbial communities, known as the microbiome. These microbiomes can have a major impact on a person’s susceptibility to certain diseases. Your oral flora is connected to these and as a result, the health… Read more »

How Do You Diagnose Periodontal Disease?

We’ve discussed the warning signs of gum disease, as well as treatment options, in our previous blogs. But how will the periodontist actually diagnose the issue? What technology will she use and what does she look for?

Do You Need A Deep Cleaning?

Without treatment, gum disease can threaten the health of your smile, as well as the stability. Fortunately, you can take steps to help avoid the onset of the disease. If you begin to show signs of gingivitis (gum inflammation) we can offer preventive treatments to reduce your risk, such as a periodontal deep cleaning. Do… Read more »

What Is Diagnostic Imaging?

The first step in receiving treatment is an exam. The doctor takes a close look at your smile for indicators that something is wrong. As part of this process the patient may need diagnostic imaging. What is diagnostic imaging? Using advanced technology the doctor can obtain a clear and precise view of your oral health.

5 Ways To Address Gum Disease

Did you know that once you develop periodontal disease, the problem will continue to progress without treatment? Eventually, the disease can become periodontitis, leading to loose teeth and in many cases, adult tooth loss. However, treating the issue can reverse the damage and help your smile remain healthy and whole. There are a number of… Read more »

24/7 Dental Hygiene

For patients suffering from periodontal disease, the goal of maintaining a plaque-free smile is likely ever-present in your mind. While brushing and flossing on a daily basis are things that you can easily accomplish at home, you may find yourself wondering how you can practice dental hygiene when you’re away from your arsenal of plaque-fighting… Read more »

Taking the Fear Out of Dental Treatment with Sedation

Many people struggle with dental anxiety, whether it is over an unfamiliar procedure or simply regular preventive care. It is okay to be nervous about visiting the dentist, but you should not let your fears stop you from seeking the treatment you need to maintain a lovely, healthy smile. Sedation dentistry can help to put… Read more »