A Facelift For Your Teeth?

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Today’s post focuses on an effective and versatile cosmetic dental procedure—porcelain veneers. Veneers are individual covers for the front part of teeth. They are an outstanding way to correct a myriad of tooth imperfections such as chips, stains, yellowing, unattractive shape or minimal misalignment. Have you ever yearned a minimally-invasive facelift for a tooth without…


Looking For A Red Carpet-Caliber Smile?

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When you see pics of your favorite stars, do you ever wonder how these men and women can project such perfection? Can ordinary Encinitas folks ever achieve anything approaching celebrity-caliber attractiveness? When it comes to sensational smiles, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” There many effective cosmetic dentistry procedures available that can produce considerable results.…


Don’t Let A Simple 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,…


Trouble Getting Numb For Dental Treatment?

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Our bodies work differently. Some dental patients don’t react to local anesthetics by getting numb. This is understandably concerning when you need dental treatment. (And the word “concerning” may be a huge understatement!) It’s important to know that bad experiences in the past don’t guarantee that you will never be able to become numb. At…


Who’s Afraid Of The Big, Bad…Dentist?

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People that suffer from dental phobia (Dentophobia) may take comfort in the fact that it is a fairly common diagnosable mental condition. At least they know they are not alone and that the medical community takes it seriously. Phobias like Pteromerhanophobia: (the fear of flying) and Acrophobibia (the fear of heights) can be difficult, but…