Can I Wear Braces While I’m Pregnant?

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Pregnant women are advised to avoid many things such as taking certain medications and eating specific foods. However, there is rarely a reason why a pregnant woman should not undergo orthodontic treatment. It is generally considered safe for pregnant women to have orthodontic care, with some precautions. Today’s post is for pregnant women interested in…


Dental Crowns At La Costa Dental Excellence In Carlsbad

Dental Crowns at La Costa Dental Excellence in Carlsbad

Dental crowns have been used in dentistry for over 2000 years. There is evidence that the Etruscans experimented with crowns on teeth using ivory and bone as early as 700 B.C. By 200 A.D., they began using gold crowns to construct artificial teeth. Ancient Egyptians fashioned tooth replacements out of seashells and then hammered them…


Dental Questions? La Costa Dental Excellence Has Answers

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Everyone has teeth, and proactive people want to take care of their teeth. However, many people need a place where they can review basic principles of dental health and get unbiased information about restorative and cosmetic dental procedures such as dental implants, teeth whitening, and veneers. The La Costa Dental Excellence dental blog is your…


Fixing Chipped Teeth With Bonding

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A cosmetic dentist’s toolkit is filled with handy tools for fixing most types of cosmetic tooth dilemmas. In the past few years, porcelain veneers, dental implants, and same-day teeth whitening have drawn a lot of publicity. In today’s post, we are going to talk about an effective, yet relatively uncelebrated dental treatment that has been…


Discover Why Patients Trust Their Smile To La Costa Dental Excellence

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Hi, I’m Drs. Stephen and Kimberly Dankworth. Practicing dentistry at La Costa Dental Excellence is enjoyable and rewarding. I appreciate the relationships I have formed with my valued patients who trust me to care for their teeth. If you are one of my patients, let me thank you personally for allowing me to serve your…


5 Critical Things To Know About Periodontal Disease

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Periodontal disease, commonly called gum disease, is inflammation or infection of the gums. For the most part, periodontal disease is preventable. This condition is so widespread in the US that it has been called a ‘health crisis’ by the ADA. Fortunately, periodontal disease can be treated. If left untreated, it can cause irreversible damage such…