5 Critical Things To Know About Periodontal Disease

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Periodontal disease, typically 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…


Do You Have Periodontal Disease?

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Though most California residents are fairly health-conscious, periodontal disease is more common than you might think. At Oceanside 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 treated with varying degrees of treatment depending…


Gum Disease Linked To Alzheimer’s: Keep Those Gums Healthy!

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As if you needed another reason to keep your gums in top condition. Scientists have found a link between a bacteria that causes periodontitis (advanced gum disease) and Alzheimer’s Disease. Porphyomonas gingivalis is a bacteria that often causes chronic periodontitis. The bacteria was discovered in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. The research study, “Porphyromonas gingivalis…


Are Dentures Secured By Implants The Solution For Your Missing Teeth?

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What are dentures secured by implants? Dentures secured by implants are anchored dentures held in place with permanent metal screws or posts. The metal posts are also called tooth implants or dental implants. Permanent dental implants can be used in many different ways. In this post, we describe one application for tooth implants; the sturdy…


The Warning Signs of Gum Disease

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Did you know that the most prevalent cause of tooth loss among adults is gum disease? Since plaque causes gum disease, removing plaque through regular flossing is the key to healthy gums. The good news is that gum disease is easy to treat when detected early! That is why regular check-ups with your dentist are essential. Our…


Adolescent Oral Health in Oceanside

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If you are a teenager or the parent of a teenager, today’s Oceanside Dental Excellence post is for you. Today’s post discusses dental issues of special concern to adolescents. Dental risks for Oceanside teens include both developmental and lifestyle-related factors. At Oceanside Dental Excellence, we see cavities and gum disease far too often in teens.…