Are You At Risk For Bone Recession?

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A healthy smile needs decay-free teeth and healthy gums, as well as a strong jawbone. Our teeth need a strong firm foundation to remain healthy and beautiful. At La Costa Dental Excellence, serving Encinitas, Carlsbad or San Marcos, we’ve seen a variety of issues in our patients’ jaw health. Today’s post looks at bone recession. Occasionally,…


Common Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry

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Myths and tall tales about cosmetic dentistry abound. At La Costa Dental Excellence, serving Encinitas, Carlsbad or San Marcos, we’d like to discuss some of those myths. We have heard almost all of them. MYTH #1: COSMETIC DENTISTRY IS NEVER NECESSARY FOR A HEALTHY SMILE Many of the procedures that an aesthetic dentist would perform, including many cosmetic dental…


Know The Facts About Oral Piercings

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Body piercings are a common form of self-expression seen around Encinitas. At La Costa Dental Excellence we encourage our patients to enhance their smiles in the healthiest way. Today’s post is for those who currently have an oral piercing or are considering one. Unfortunately, these piercings and the jewelry they use can lead to serious problems with not…


What Is Oil Pulling?

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Today’s La Costa Dental Excellence dental post looks at oil pulling; an alternative practice that has been generating a lot of buzz around Carlsbad. Oil pulling has been a part of Indian Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. It is the practice of swishing oil in the mouth for up to twenty minutes to benefit…


A Maximum Upgrade With Mini Implants

Though they are not as well known as conventional dental implants, mini implants are being used successfully in the Carlsbad area to improve smiles. Our team at La Costa Dental Excellence has helped many patients improve their smile with mini implants. WHAT CAN MINI IMPLANTS DO? Mini implants can support a restoration for one or more missing teeth…


How Long Will A Dental Crown Last?

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The dental team at La Costa Dental Excellence in Carlsbad use dental crowns (sometimes called caps) in many restorative treatments. A crown adds strength to a tooth that has a large filling or has been injured, a crown can correct bite misalignments, and a crown is usually necessary after a root canal. In a dental implant…


Is Your Smile Holding You Back?

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Attractive clothing, well-groomed hair, and a fit body boost self-confidence. But do you know what people notice before any of these characteristics? Your face. Specifically, your smile and eyes. Multiple studies have shown that beautiful teeth and eyes immediately capture attention. Dazzling smiles are within reach because the dental team at La Costa Dental Excellence in Carlsbad…