Category: Gum Disease Prevention

3 Behaviors That Can Raise Your Risk For Periodontal Trouble

Could you do a better job of protecting yourself against the effects of periodontal disease? The answer to this question is an important one, as an infection that affects your gums can create more problems for your well-being than you might expect. People who develop problems with their gum health are at risk for losing… Read more »

Prevent Periodontal Problems With Better Oral Hygiene

Are you doing a good job of protecting yourself against a periodontal infection? When you understand the problems that are associated with gum disease, particularly advanced disease, you can understand why this is an important question! A person with untreated periodontal disease can have a harder time managing their health, and they are more likely… Read 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… Read more »

Learning How to Prevent Gum Disease

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is one of the most common oral health issues that adults experience (second only to tooth decay). In fact, it affects more than 70 percent of adults to some degree, and more people lose teeth to the disease than to any other oral health condition.  However, despite its… Read more »

If My Hygiene Is Good, Why Did I Get Gum Disease?

It’s no secret that the key to a consistently healthy smile is a consistently good hygiene routine at home. That’s because the most common and destructive oral health issues, including severe periodontal disease, begin with the oral bacteria that accumulate on your teeth and gums every day. The key to preventing such issues is to… Read more »

What’s the Biggest Cause of Gum Disease?

There are many different things that could potentially raise your risks of developing gum (periodontal) disease. For example, if you smoke or chew tobacco, or simply don’t pay enough attention to your daily hygiene routine, then you’re more likely to experience gum disease at some point in your life. However, despite the many different risk… Read more »

The Oral Bacteria Responsible for Gum Disease

Of the many different chronic oral health conditions that you may have to worry about, periodontal disease (or gum disease) is one of the most prominent ones. It’s also one of the more destructive, leading to high rates of adult tooth loss and increased risks of several other severe health conditions. Patients in Encinitas/San Diego… Read more »

How to Lower Your Risks of Gum Disease

Everyone’s risks for developing gum disease are different depending on a wide variety of factors. For instance, some patients may have certain medical conditions or genetic predispositions that might make them more susceptible to the disease. However, for most patients in Encinitas/San Diego, the risks of gum disease can be largely mitigated (or eliminated) with… Read more »

What Is A Scaling And Root Planing?

When patients in Encinitas and San Diego, CA, experience the symptoms of gum disease, we often address the early stages with a preventive deep cleaning. Also known as a scaling and root planing, how does this procedure combat gum disease? We’re answering questions about our deep cleanings in today’s blog.

Quiz: What Causes Gum Disease?

People are often surprised to hear how common periodontal disease can be. In fact, Centers for Disease Control studies show about half of adults over the age of 30 suffer from some form of the disease. But what causes gum disease? We hope that by better understanding the factors behind the disease, as well as… Read more »