Category: General Dentistry

Healthy Gums Can Make You More Confident In Your Smile

Several factors can affect how confident a person is in their smile. The presence or absence of teeth stains, chips and cracks, and evidence of poor dental alignment can all impact how comfortable someone is with the way they look. You should know that your periodontal health can also play an important part in helping… Read more »

Maintaining A Healthy Environment For Periodontal Care

Maintaining a safe and healthy environment for patients has always been a priority for our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice. With increased concerns for public safety related to Covid-19, we have worked to make sure that all of our patients feel safe and secure in our office. By keeping patients apart, maintaining a safe space… Read more »

We Can Provide Quality Periodontal Care In A Safe Setting

As concerns about coronavirus continue to affect our behaviors at public and personal levels, it can sometimes be hard to know what you should do to maintain your safety. While research has helped us identify riskier behaviors, it also helps us understands what services we can still enjoy without creating more health risks. Studies have… Read more »

How Concerned Should I Be About A Receding Gum Line?

When gingivitis first becomes an issue, you may notice some worrying symptoms. Your gums may begin to bleed whenever you brush and floss, and you can start to notice swelling, or reddening, of these tissues. Periodontal sensitivity can also become a matter of concern. These problems can be managed, and your gums can be returned… Read more »

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 »