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 developed. We’re here to help with…


Discover Why Patients Trust Their Smile To La Costa Dental Excellence

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Hi, I’m Doctor 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…


Help Me, I’m Afraid Of The Dentist!

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If you are afraid of your dentist, you are not alone. At La Costa Dental Excellence, we encounter many nervous dental patients. How do we calm their fears, provide a comfortable dental environment, and earn lifelong patients? 1) We carefully explain the findings of the initial dental examination and thoroughly outline any recommended treatment. The…


Gum Disease Linked To Alzheimer’s: Keep Those Gums Healthy!

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As if you needed another reason to keep your gums as healthy as possible. Scientists have found a connection between a bacteria that causes periodontitis (advanced gum disease) and Alzheimer’s Disease. Porphyomonas gingivalis is a bacteria that often causes chronic periodontitis. The bacteria was discovered in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. The research study, “Porphyromonas…


Adequate Results vs. Incredible Results

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A cosmetic surgeon has specialized schooling in addition to the training a general surgeon completes. Likewise, a dental implant dentist has completed rigorous courses in addition to dental school. Of course, many general dentists offer dental implants. In many cases, general dentists achieve good results. However, there is a difference between adequate results and amazing results.…