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San Diego Gum Graft Donor Tissue Vs Own Tissue for Gum Recession
Receding gums is not just an aesthetic issue. When the gum line starts to pull back from the teeth, it can lead to increased sensitivity and other oral health issues down the line, including periodontal disease and tooth loss.  Gum grafts are an excellent way to regenerate lost gum tissue
In What Order Should You Brush, Floss, and Use Mouthwash
As your dentist reminds you during your checkup every six months, the best way to maintain good oral health is twice-daily brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash. However, you might be wondering if there are advantages or disadvantages to the order in which you tackle these tasks. In general, you
Is Fluoride In Toothpaste Bad By San Diego Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
Fluoride toothpaste has been the standard-bearer of dental care for decades, but with so many “fluoride free” oral care products now on the market, you might be wondering if fluoride toothpaste is bad for you. The short answer is no—fluoride toothpaste, mouthwash, and other products remain an excellent way to
Dental Emergency During Coronavirus San Diego Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
Strict social-distancing measures to slow the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak mean only essential businesses are continuing to operate. So, what will happen to your upcoming dental appointment? Unfortunately, the American Dental Association has recommended dentists postpone regular appointments through April 30, but remain open to handle dental emergencies and
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