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…


Focusing On The Top 3 At La Costa Dental Excellence

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I’m Stephen and Kimberly Dankworth. I’ve been practicing dentistry here in Carlsbad, California since 1988. I have found amazing people in this community. At La Costa Dental Excellence, we focus on three important things as we work to be your dental provider of choice. Family We want to be the dental practice families trust in…


Are All Clear Aligners Alike?

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If you are researching orthodontics, you have probably heard about clear aligners. They offer several advantages over traditional metal braces. The most popular advantage is the fact that they are nearly invisible. Millions of individuals have aligned their teeth with aligners in the past twenty years since they were invented. We’re here to help with…