Are You At Risk For Bone Recession?

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A healthy smile needs decay-free teeth and healthy gums, as well as a strong jawbone. Our teeth need a strong firm foundation to remain healthy and beautiful. At La Costa Dental Excellence, serving Encinitas, Carlsbad or San Marcos, we’ve seen a variety of issues in our patients’ jaw health. Today’s post looks at bone recession. Occasionally,…


Know The Facts About Oral Piercings

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Body piercings are a common form of self-expression seen around Encinitas. At La Costa Dental Excellence we encourage our patients to enhance their smiles in the healthiest way. Today’s post is for those who currently have an oral piercing or are considering one. Unfortunately, these piercings and the jewelry they use can lead to serious problems with not…


What Is Oil Pulling?

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Today’s La Costa Dental Excellence dental post looks at oil pulling; an alternative practice that has been generating a lot of buzz around Carlsbad. Oil pulling has been a part of Indian Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. It is the practice of swishing oil in the mouth for up to twenty minutes to benefit…


Do I Need a Dental Cleaning in Carlsbad If I Brush and Floss at Home?

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Today’s post focuses on a professional dental cleaning in Carlsbad. You might wonder if you need a professional dental cleaning if you already practice dental hygiene daily at home. The answer is that both processes are essential because they work in tandem to maintain oral health. Dr. Stephen and Kimberly Dankworth encourage patients to practice preventative…