5 Critical Things To Know About Periodontal Disease

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Periodontal disease, commonly called gum disease, is inflammation or infection of the gums. For the most part, periodontal disease is preventable. This condition is so widespread in the US that it has been called a ‘health crisis’ by the ADA. Fortunately, periodontal disease can be treated. If left untreated, it can cause irreversible damage such…


Work With Your Pediatric Dentist To Monitor Wisdom Teeth

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Even if your youngster practices proper oral hygiene and has no known problems, it’s important to schedule twice-yearly exams and X-rays. One of the reasons for this is to keep an eye on wisdom teeth. If your child’s wisdom teeth emerge during adolescence, it’s important to work with your pediatric dentist on a course of…


Do You Have Periodontal Disease in Carlsbad?

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Though most California residents are fairly health-conscious, periodontal disease in Carlsbad is more common than you might think. At La Costa Dental Excellence, we see patients with gum disease every day. Some patients aren’t even aware they have it until Drs. Stephen and Kimberly Dankworth diagnose it. Fortunately, it can be fixed with varying degrees…


Gum Disease in Carlsbad: A New Reason To Eat More Fish

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Hello Carlsbad dental blog visitors, welcome to the La Costa Dental Excellence blog. We came across an interesting dental article on the Web MD Health News site the other day. The article is entitled ‘Fatty Fish, Nuts May Prevent Gum Disease’ by author Jennifer Warner. She explains that a recent study links diets high in polyunsaturated…