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Tips for prevention of gum problems in San Francisco



Gum Problems Prevention San Francisco

Dr. Leo Arellano and his talented team are dedicated to helping people in San Francisco and across the Bay Area enjoy beautiful smiles and optimal oral health. The doctor provides a wide range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic services, but he believes prevention is the best treatment for any dental issue. Problems with gum health (periodontal disease) are a common concern across America. The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) estimates that half of all people over 30 suffer from some stage of the disease. Good oral hygiene and healthy habits are essential to preventing gum disease. Dr. Arellano … Continue reading

What is Gum Disease



San Francisco Dental Gum Disease treatment

Caring for your teeth is important, but so is caring for your gums. Your gums are part of the foundation for your teeth, protecting the bone and the tooth’s roots. Inadequate oral care along with plaque can cause this strong foundation to recede leaving the more sensitive part of your tooth exposed and your gum and bone damaged. Gum disease also known as periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that is caused by the bacteria found in plaque. It can cause damage to the gum and underlying bone and cause tooth loss. Periodontal actually means ‘around the tooth’. When this … Continue reading

What is Gum Recession and Gum Graft?



San Francisco dentist treatment for Gum Disease

Having a healthy smile is something that everyone wants to enjoy. But there is one thing that can cause your smile to suffer, gum recession. Gum recession doesn’t happen overnight. The process happens gradually but with biannual dental visits, it can be caught and treated by your dentist. There are several causes for gum recession. One of them is age. After age 40, you may notice that gum recession may occur even with proper oral care. But for most people, especially those who don’t visit a dentist regularly, receding gums aren’t noticed unless it starts causing other health issues. Another … Continue reading

The importance of Oral Hygiene in the Treatment of Gum Disease in San Francisco



Treatment of Gum Disease from San Francisco dentist

We talk about dental disease and proper oral hygiene, but the details and their association are often missed. The terms periodontal disease and gum disease are often used interchangeably since they usually refer to the same condition. But gum disease resides only in my mouth, you say. True, but the effects of gum disease reach first into the gum tissue – a condition known as gingivitis – and then into the bone surrounding the teeth – a condition known as periodontitis. Periodontitis, the condition that up to 90 percent of our population is dealing with, is the most destructive form … Continue reading

The Key Is Early Diagnosis and Oral Hygiene



Diagnosis and Oral Hygiene from dentist in San Francisco

Alicia Periodontal disease, like tooth decay, is a bacterial infection that can cause tooth loss if left untreated. But unlike some diseases that can be cured with a simple vaccination or treatment, there is no cure for periodontal disease. But, it can be controlled. For most people, this means the daily oral hygiene effort and the yearly 3 to 4 special periodontal maintenance cleanings that are needed to adequately control or at best slow down the progression of disease. Unfortunately, the disease progression is typically slow and chronic so that it can smolder unnoticeably for years. By the time you do … Continue reading

Gum surgery without cutting or stitches?



Laser Gum Treatments from San Francisco dentist

For those who have significant gum disease and have been told that they need traditional gum surgery, laser gum treatments may be an alternative. Research has shown that this “No Cut – No Sew” alternative called LANAP® (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) is the only laser gum treatment with the ability to regenerate the lost bone and soft tissue attachment that causes the deep pockets associated with gum disease. Because of this, LANAP® is also the only FDA approved laser procedure for treating gum disease. Traditional gum surgery generally tends to be amputative by design. A scalpel is used to cut away infected gum … Continue reading

Causes of bleeding gums, and treatment options in San Francisco



Treatment for Bleeding Gums from San Francisco dentist

Bleeding gums can be an indication of more serious problems than you may think. Although there may be a few different causes of bleeding gums, the serious condition of periodontal disease is the most common. While it may seem that the little bit of blood that you see when brushing is rather harmless, this can be a sign of a serious health problem. There are harmful bacteria in your mouth, and your gums are your sign that action needs to be taken in order to protect your overall health. The significance of bleeding gums is the progression of gum disease. … Continue reading

Prevention is always better than treatment



Gum Disease Treatment from San Francisco dentist

Recent scientific discoveries have indicated a connection between periodontal disease and other major health concerns, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and even orthopedic implant failure. It is in the best interest of every patient to maintain an optimum state of oral health. There are steps that can be taken to prevent or control oral disease: Diet – Reduce the frequency and amount of sugar consumption. Sugary foods should be restricted to mealtime and followed by careful brushing. Water and milk should be emphasized, as the sugar and acid in fruit juice can cause enamel erosion. Smoking – Research results … Continue reading

Good oral hygiene is vital to the prevention of periodontal (gum) disease



Gum Disease of San Francisco dentist

Brushing It is important to brush your teeth twice daily for at least two minutes each time. Use a small head toothbrush with soft, round tip bristles. It is important to brush every surface of every tooth, so choose a system that is easy to remember. For example, you may start brushing at the back tooth on the left side of the upper arch, working around to the right cleaning each surface of each tooth carefully. Repeat the procedure with the bottom arch, making sure to remember the back surface of the very back teeth. This method ensures that no … Continue reading

Protect your overall health with San Francisco gum disease treatment



San Francisco dentist Gum Disease Treatment

Ongoing research continues to discover new associations between oral health and systemic conditions throughout the body. There have been numerous links revealed between periodontal pathogens and diseases that affect the lungs, blood sugar, heart, pregnancy, kidneys, Alzheimer’s, and various cancers. Emerging science indicates that oral health is a major factor in the prevention of any inflammatory disease. Periodontal (gum) disease is an oral disease that begins with bacterial growth in the mouth (plaque), and can progress from inflammation of the gums to destruction of the periodontal ligament, bone loss, and eventual tooth loss. Plaque develops when sugars and starches are … Continue reading


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Tooth with failing root canal, fractured root, and poor crown esthetics replaced with a dental implant and new crown.

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Dr. Arellano and his staffs are pros and with long experience. It’s your true dentist next door. You can see from pictures hanged on the walk that most, if not all, of his staffs have been working with him for ages. It speaks for itself for how well Arellano DDS PC is!

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