How To Prepare for A Dental Implant Procedure

Obtaining dental implants involves surgery or, in some cases, multiple procedures over several months. If you are ready to get dental implants, prepare your body for oral surgery and help your mouth to heal afterward. Proper preparation will also increase the chances of success of your dental implant, allowing you to enjoy a wonderful smile for many…


Don’t Let A Simple Dental Problem Become Serious

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Today in the La Costa Dental Excellence dental blog we are going to discuss those small irritations in the mouth that have the potential to become big problems. Injuries, sores, or inflammation in the mouth can be very uncomfortable. These non-specific irritations, called stomatitis, have many different causes. They may be caused by cold sores,…


3 Tips To Make Brushing Count

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Many of Doctor Stephen and Kimberly Dankworth’s patients walk in for sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, or dental implants. Many for routine checkups and cleanings. And most really want to know if they are brushing properly. Having patients come for treatment and leave with questions answered—from which toothpaste to buy to proper tools and techniques—is our…


Worried About Dental Visits?

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“How can I overcome anxiety about visiting the dentist?” 1. Consider what the anxiety stems from. For example pain, injections, loss of control, personal space invasion, and embarrassment about fear of the unknown. 2. Discuss these fears and concerns with your dentist. 3. Expect respectful consideration and open discussion about resolving fears. Doctor Stephen and…