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Periodontist Before Getting Braces San Diego Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
If your teeth are misaligned or overcrowded, braces can greatly improve the quality of your smile. But gum disease can render orthodontic treatment ineffective – and in some cases, where the supporting structures of the teeth are compromised, braces may actually cause more harm than good. According to the Centers
Periodontics Procedures By Dr. Kennie Kwok Of San Diego Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
Periodontics is a practice area in the field of dentistry that specializes in gums and other tooth-supporting tissues, also known as the periodontium. While most general dentists are trained to diagnose and treat mild periodontal disease (gum disease), complex or severe cases are referred to a periodontic specialist who has
Types of Dental Implants San Diego Periodontics & Implant Dentistry

Types of Dental Implants

Posted by Kennie Kwok, DMD on  August 9, 2019

If you’re missing teeth, dental implants can help improve your quality of life – both functionally and aesthetically. Implants are the closest you’ll get to replacing your natural teeth, providing stability, strength, and a custom-designed fit. The type of implant you receive depends on the shape and structure of your
Best Treatment for Advanced Periodontal Disease San Diego
Advanced periodontal disease, also known as periodontitis, is extremely common among American adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 47% of people age 30 and up in the United States have periodontitis—that’s over 64 million people nationwide who are at an increased risk of deep
Prioritizing Dental Health San Diego Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
Picture this: you just got a bonus at work. As you daydream about how you’ll spend your fortune, images of a beach vacation make it impossible to concentrate on anything else. That is, aside from the dull, aching pain in your tooth. Your dentist referred you to a periodontist, but
Planmeca Promax 3D Scanning San Diego Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
Image Source You’re probably familiar with standard dental x-rays. These images are great for evaluating tooth decay, bone loss, and other common issues, and they’re still the standard for routine dental checkups. But when it comes to diagnosing more complex conditions and planning complicated dental procedures, a dentist needs more
Gum Surgery Explained San Diego Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
Daily brushing and flossing, along with regular visits to the dentist, will help keep your teeth healthy and strong. But good oral hygiene isn’t just for your teeth—it also keeps your gums healthy. Regular oral exams give your dentist the chance to detect gum disease in its early stages and
Genes for Tooth Decay and Gum Disease
Healthy teeth and gums are important for maintaining your overall health, and it all begins with good oral hygiene habits. But if you’re genetically predisposed to tooth decay or gum disease, you have a higher risk of developing oral health problems, regardless of how well you brush and floss. Even
Millions of Americans have type 2 diabetes, a chronic condition that impacts the body’s ability to process blood sugar. Since diabetes primarily affects your blood vessels, the repercussions can ripple throughout your body, causing damage to your heart and kidneys, and wreaking havoc on your oral health. The link between
Dental Care for the Elderly (San Diego)
Dental health is important for people of all ages, including seniors. As we age, maintaining oral hygiene becomes more challenging—medical conditions like arthritis make brushing and flossing difficult, and cognitive issues cause forgetfulness. Still, it’s crucial to prioritize oral health in older age, when dental problems begin to have a