The search for an ideal way to replace lost teeth is one of dentistry’s oldest endeavors. For instance, dentures were popular long before standards of dental hygiene were suggested. Though losing teeth has always been an issue, that doesn’t mean that humans were meant to lose their teeth as they grow older. The point of modern hygiene and dental care is to keep your teeth healthy, safe, and intact by preventing or combatting issues that can lead to tooth loss. To improve your chances of retaining your natural, healthy smile, your San Diego periodontist, Dr. Ann Kania, examines three ways you can help prevent tooth loss. (more…)
If you suffer from dental anxiety you may want to seek out a dentist who practices laser dentistry. The use of dental lasers can help make procedures less scary, more comfortable, safe, and fast. There are many common and rather uncommon dental procedures that lasers can be used to perform. Dentists who practice laser dentistry can provide a wide variety of procedures to their patients. There is hard-tissue laser dentistry and there is soft-tissue laser dentistry. In today’s blog, your Encinitas, CA, periodontist, Dr. Ann Kania discusses laser dentistry procedures.
A prophy is short for prophylaxis. A prophylaxis is a professional dental cleaning which is intended to prevent periodontal disease. For people who already have developed periodontal disease, supportive periodontal therapy (SPT), which is more complex than a prophy, is required at regular intervals. Today your Encinitas, CA, periodontist, Dr. Ann Kania discusses professional dental cleanings.