Soft, Medium, Or Buzz Lightyear?

Affordable Dentistry in Carlsbad

At La Costa Dental Excellence, we’re often asked how to choose the most basic tool of oral hygiene, the toothbrush. Picking a toothbrush can be as difficult as choosing a paint color, and there seems to be just as many choices. If you have visited the dental section of your local grocery store or drug…


Find A Few Minutes To Floss

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One common excuse often given by people who don’t floss is that the practice is difficult to fit into their daily schedule. If you’ve found this to be true, and feel like you are too busy to floss, here are some suggestions for when to fit this vital dental health habit into your day. The…


What To Do In Case Of A Dental Emergency

Carlsbad Dental Emergencies

Many Carlsbad residents will experience at least one tooth emergency in their life. You could break a tooth playing a sport, accidentally dislodge a crown, experience sudden pain caused by an abscess or break a wire on your braces. In the case of a dental emergency, it is vital to call us as soon as…


A Facial Or Filling In San Marcos CA?

A Facial Or Filling In San Marcos CA?

At La Costa Dental Excellence, we know that we can’t completely fool you. When you receive treatment at our comfortable cosmetic dental practice, you won’t actually believe you are at a plush Encinitas spa relaxing with cucumbers over your eyes. Just because we can’t recreate an identical San Marcos CA spa experience, that doesn’t stop…


Toothbrush Tantrums: When Your Child Won’t Brush

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Your child’s primary teeth, or baby teeth, are just as critical to their health, speech development, and self-esteem as their permanent teeth. Some Carlsbad parents we meet at La Costa Dental Excellence hold the misconception that the care of primary teeth is secondary to adult teeth, since they will eventually fall out. The truth is…


Protecting Your Carlsbad Athlete’s Teeth

Protecting Your Carlsbad Athlete's Teeth

Do you have a son or daughter that plays Carlsbad youth sports? Soccer, baseball, football, and basketball can be very dangerous to your child’s teeth. Football is a violent contact sport, yet there is a relatively low rate of tooth injuries that occur in football as compared to other contact sports. Why? Football players are…