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Does Charcoal Toothpaste Work and is It Safe
Health fads are nothing new, but oral health products tend to be immune from new trend hype, likely because good oral health is pretty simple: brush and floss daily, and get twice-yearly dental exams. However, charcoal’s recent hype as the newest big thing in wellness and cosmetics has infiltrated the
Can Vaping Cause Gum Disease by San Diego Periodontics & Implant Dentistry

Can Vaping Cause Gum Disease?

Posted by Kennie Kwok, DMD on  January 2, 2020

The popularity of e-cigarettes has increased dramatically over the last few years, primarily due to the myth that vaping is “healthier” than smoking cigarettes. While e-cigarettes do not contain tobacco, they still contain nicotine and can negatively impact your overall health. Most recent news stories have focused on vaping-related lung
Teeth Grinding Solution San Diego Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
If you wake up most mornings with a sore jaw and teeth, the discomfort is most likely the result of grinding your teeth while you sleep, which is medically known as bruxism. The rhythmic jaw clenching and teeth grinding that defines bruxism usually happens while you’re sleeping and unconscious, and
San Diego Airflow Therapy Dental Polishing Treatment
To keep your gums healthy, one of the most important things you can do is schedule regular professional dental cleanings. Traditionally, teeth cleaning removes plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline via careful scraping with handheld instruments or ultrasonic tools. While this process is vital to your long-term
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