Gum Recession Causes & Effects

Why Gum Recession Matters Healthy gums are crucial to healthy teeth! Gum recession is one of the signs of poor oral health, and it can also cause direct problems to teeth. If you have ongoing gum problems or periodontal disease, call our office today at (415) 499-7700. Healthy teeth receive protection from a layer of [...]

Gum Recession Causes & Effects2021-07-01T21:59:51+00:00

Chronic Inflammation & Gum Disease

Gum Disease may be a sign of systemic inflammation Unlike acute inflammation (your body's defense against illness or injury) chronic inflammation simultaneously heals and destroys tissue. It's what happens when the immune system doesn't know when to stop, and often leads to such diseases as heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer's, and gum disease. Dentally [...]

Chronic Inflammation & Gum Disease2020-12-28T23:10:52+00:00

Been Awhile Since Your Checkup?

Alert Us to Changes Any changes in your health should be discussed with your dentist. Whether you're a new patient visiting us for the first time, or a returning patient and it's been a while since your last checkup, it's important to update us on any changes. Dental care is just one component of your [...]

Been Awhile Since Your Checkup?2020-12-28T23:06:27+00:00

Since Your Last Checkup…

Tell Us About Any Changes Dental care is just one part of total health care. Because of that, we need to keep current with your entire health history, the good and the bad. Since your last checkup, be sure to tell us if you: have experienced any new allergies or sensitivities have quit smoking (or [...]

Since Your Last Checkup…2020-06-27T19:52:03+00:00

Bad Habits for Teeth

Everyday Habits can Impact Oral Health Most of us have a bad habit or two that we'd like to change. Here are some common habits that are especially hard on teeth: Biting or Chewing Non-Foods Items Maybe you've done it for years with no harm, but each time you bite a non-food object is unnecessary [...]

Bad Habits for Teeth2020-04-21T19:01:17+00:00

Are You at Risk for Gum Disease?

With more than half of American adults affected by gum disease, it's important to know if you're in one of the at-risk groups. Some factors are beyond our control, but others can be controlled, and simple things such as better nutrition and behavioral changes can go a long way toward improving oral health and preventing [...]

Are You at Risk for Gum Disease?2020-02-08T19:09:44+00:00

The Long & Short of Gum Disease

Surprising but true: the major cause of tooth loss in adults is not decay, but periodontal disease. More than half of all people over age 18 have at least the early stage of periodontal disease. After age 35, about three out of four adults are affected. Some people seem to be more susceptible to gum [...]

The Long & Short of Gum Disease2018-10-16T00:00:55+00:00

The Truth About Smoking

While nobody enjoys getting lectured about a bad habit, it's important to have all the relevant information available to you, especially when it involves health implication. So if you need any extra motivation to help you quit smoking, we'll discuss some of the lesser known problems it can cause. It isn't just your lungs that [...]

The Truth About Smoking2018-09-04T00:00:27+00:00

Your Health History

Keep Us Informed of Any Changes! If it's been a little while since your last appointment, then don't forget to update your health history. Your dental care is part of your total health-care package. Have you: experienced any new allergies or sensitivities? quit smoking (or started)? begun taking new medications, even over-the-counter drugs? had any [...]

Your Health History2018-04-24T08:00:28+00:00