Cosmetic Dentistry vs. General Dentistry

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Today’s article explains how general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry are different. General dentists are dedicated to preventing and treating oral diseases such as cavities and gum disease. When a problem is diagnosed, let’s say, a cavity between two teeth, a general dentist will identify the best way to restore the tooth involved. Cosmetic dentists offer elective dental…


Smile Makeovers: It’s Not Just About Your Teeth

La Costa Dental Excellence Smile Makeovers Its Not Just About Your Teeth

I have been creating spectacular smiles at my Carlsbad cosmetic dental practice since 1988. Each one of my Encinitas smile makeover patients values their new smile almost as much as I value their trust. My loyal patients, along with my dedicated dental team, have made my professional career particularly rewarding. Working as a dentist in…


Teach Healthy Habits Early to Avoid Disease in Adulthood

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Gum disease and the more severe periodontal disease aren’t common in children. But they are very common in the adult population. Clearly, the habits that are causing periodontal disease later in life are developed in childhood and young adulthood. First, we’ll describe what gum disease is. Then we will discuss how gum disease is linked…


Five Facts About Enamel Erosion

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Our teeth work hard and are continuously under attack. It’s no wonder that nature encases them with an armor of enamel—the hardest substance in the body. Unfortunately, enamel erosion is extremely widespread, though largely preventable. Enamel’s chief enemies are acidic foods and beverages. Other factors that can weaken enamel or wear it away are some…


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…


Been A While Since You Had Your Teeth Cleaned?

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Welcome to the dental practice of Drs. Stephen and Kimberly Dankworth, DDS. At La Costa Dental Excellence, we provide comprehensive full-service dentistry for patients in Carlsbad and surrounding communities. Our committed to excellence team of skilled hygienists, dental assistants, and administrative staff help Drs. Dankworth exceeds our patients’ expectations. At La Costa Dental Excellence, we…