Category: Healthy Living San Diego

Tartar, Nutrition, And The Link To Gum Disease

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Tartar buildup occurs when plaque hardens on the surfaces of the teeth and this could be linked to bad breath, teeth stains, and even poor periodontal health. Multiple factors could lead to tartar, and your nutrition is a major one! In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about the link between nutrition and… Read more »

Can Your Heart’s Health Affect Your Periodontal Treatment?

The oral-systemic connection, which describes the connection between your oral health and your body’s wellbeing, has been the subject of myriad research across the world. However, the fact that the condition of your heart health can affect your dental treatment is not a new revelation, and has in fact been recognized by dental professionals for… Read more »

Why Stress Relief is Good for Your Oral Health

Excessive stress levels can influence nearly every part of your life, including your oral health. The human body’s stress response, also known as the fight-or-flight response, is a defensive mechanism that protects us and allows us to respond more quickly to threats. In today’s modern world, however, there are plenty of everyday factors that continually… Read more »

Nutrition’s Role in Your Dental Health Maintenance

There are a number of factors that can influence your oral health and the effectiveness of your dental hygiene, most importantly the food and beverages that you consume. While most of us have been warned from early ages to refrain from candy, cookies, cakes, and other cavity-causing concoctions, some people may be surprised to learn… Read more »

Diet And Dental Health

Diet and dental health go hand in hand. If you don’t eat nutritious foods your dentition won’t remain healthy. Without healthy dentition, you won’t be able to consume nutritious foods. You need a healthy bite and strong teeth to chew high protein foods, such as meat, greens, and beans. If you have sore gums, loose… Read more »

Smoking Cessation: Nicotine Dependence Q & A

According to the American Cancer Society, only about 4% to 7% of people are able to quit smoking without medicines or other help. The chemical, nicotine, is the cause for tobacco addiction, whether it’s smoked or chewed. The dependence on nicotine means you may not be able to stop using the substance, although it is… 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 »

Is Periodontal Disease a Matter of the Heart?

American Heart Month, sponsored by the American Heart Association every February, is designed to raise awareness about the prevalence of heart disease and how to lower your risk for poor heart health. Keeping your mouth clean and healthy isn’t a guaranteed way to prevent heart disease, but experts agree that it certainly reduces your risk… Read more »

Want Help to Quit Smoking? Your Encinitas Periodontist is Happy to Help

As part of our dedication to your oral and overall health, Dr. Ann Kania has spoken expansively about the effects of smoking and smokeless tobacco on all areas of your wellbeing. Your Encinitas periodontist is also proud to provide you with assistance in your quest to quit smoking; however, the care we offer doesn’t stop… Read more »

San Diego Periodontist: Why Smokeless Tobacco isn’t Safer than Smoking

Hopefully, you realize that cigarette smoke presents a serious risk to your oral and systemic health. While smokeless tobacco is just as dangerous, some people seem to be under the impression that chewing tobacco, as opposed to burning it, makes it less of a threat. Unfortunately, that’s not true, and the misconception may be placing… Read more »