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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
why gums bleed when brushing teeth
If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, you might not think much of it. But even though a little pink-tinged toothpaste in the sink twice a day may seem inconsequential, it could be a sign of a big problem. Healthy gums aren’t supposed to bleed, even a little,
Why You Need to Make Oral Health a Priority
Brushing and flossing your teeth is an important part of your daily routine – and not just because you need to maintain a healthy mouth. Neglecting your oral health can negatively affect your mind, your body, and your budget. Skimp out on your oral hygiene habits and you could be
Perio Maintenance Vs Scaling and Root Planing (SRP/Deep Cleaning) Vs Prophy
Your oral health has implications for your overall well-being. Not only does advanced gum disease lead to tooth loss, but research has also linked gum disease to other health conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. Professional dental cleanings are an essential component of preventing gum disease, but there’s no
Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) FAQs
An astonishing 64.7 million American adults have some form of gum disease, according to a 2012 research study titled Prevalence of Periodontitis in Adults in the United States: 2009 and 2010. That is nearly half of all American adults (47.2%), meaning one out of every two American adults suffer from
Receding gums, also known as gingival recession, are a prevalent problem, especially in older individuals. In fact, a study found that 88% of people over 65 have gum recession in at least one tooth. The traditional method for treating gingival recession is soft-tissue grafting, but many patients are afraid of
Dental Implant Procedure Explained by San Diego Periodontist
Dental implants are one of the most popular dental procedures, but few understand what goes into a dental implant procedure. Before any dental procedure, it is important to understand exactly what is being done to your teeth and mouth, so let’s break down exactly what a dental implant procedure entails.
Crown Lengthening in San Diego

When is Crown Lengthening Necessary?

Posted by Kennie Kwok, DMD on  November 16, 2017

A smile says a lot about yourself. It can reveal your innermost emotions with a simple flick of the facial muscles, or be used to attract members of the opposite sex. This power that the smile has can lead to lingering insecurities if someone feels their smile is not up
patient at San Diego Periodontics & Implant Dentistry suffering from periodontal disease
One thing in this constantly fractured world all people have in common is the need to take care of our teeth. No matter where you live or what language you speak, as long as you have teeth in your mouth it is necessary to brush and floss them on a
Bone Grafting for Dental Implants at San Diego Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
Bone Grafting for Dental Implants When a person with good general health loses a tooth due to periodontal disease, injury, or another infection, a dental implant is an excellent, safe, and long-term solution. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a Board Certified Specialist in Periodontology and Dental