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Dr. Conte and Dr. Guglielmoni now delivering laser treatment

Laser Periodontal Therapy™ is the FDA-cleared and patented laser gum therapy that greatly reduces the pain and recovery time associated with traditional gum surgery. Dr. Conte and Dr. Guglielmoni of The Practice SF are the first periodontists in San Francisco to be fully trained and licensed to perform this breakthrough therapy. The PerioLase® MVP-7 is […]

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Important periodontal research for closing your dental year

The American Academy of Periodontology circulated a good recap of recent research about oral health and its connection to systemic health.  These points are good to know, and we share them below. “Research has shown that there may be an association between periodontal disease and other chronic inflammatory conditions, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, […]

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The questions to ask your dentist during your biannual checkups

You take the time and make the effort to get poked and prodded by your dentist twice a year to make sure you do not have a problem with your teeth — and to make sure you’re not displaying signs of periodontal disease. Your dentist or the hygienist should probe your gums during your checkup, looking for some basic signs. We’ve listed them below with the questions you can ask to ensure that your dentist is detecting a periodontal problem as early as possible. If you do show symptoms, your dentist should recommend that you begin treatment right away. With a periodontist.

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Periodontal disease is more prevalent than originally estimated

The best way to avoid becoming a periodontal statistic is to make sure you’re doing an outstanding job in the oral hygiene department. This means brushing and flossing, of course, but also visiting your dentist every six months.

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The five most-asked questions about periodontal disease, Part 5

Dr. Guglielmoni answers the five questions about periodontal disease The Practice SF hears most frequently. Number 5: How do I avoid periodontal disease?

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The five most-asked questions about periodontal disease, Part 2

Dr. Guglielmoni answers the five questions about periodontal disease The Practice SF hears most frequently. Number 2: Can periodontal disease go away on its own?

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The five most-asked questions about periodontal disease, Part 1

Dr. Guglielmoni answers the five questions about periodontal disease The Practice SF hears most frequently. Number 1: How do you get periodontal disease?

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