What Can Dental Veneers Do For Your Smile?

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Hello, and welcome to our La Costa Dental Excellence cosmetic dentistry blog. Today we are taking the time to answer a common question that many dental patients have. The question is, “What exactly are veneers and how are they used in cosmetic dentistry?” Veneers are thin shells made from durable, translucent porcelain or composite resin.…


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…


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…


Is Malocclusion Causing Your Headache?

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Do you suffer from severe headaches? Have you tried medications, diet adjustments, and chiropractic treatment? Perhaps the cause is not stress-induced tension, food allergies, spine alignment, or eyestrain. Maybe the culprit is right under your nose. Bite misalignment or malocclusion is a fairly common abnormality yet commonly goes undetected. Nature intended the front teeth to…


Jaw Pain in Carlsbad? Suspect A Bite Problem?

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The topic of today’s post is malocclusion – literally – “bad bite”. Edward Angle, a pioneer in modern orthodontics invented the term malocclusion. Malocclusion is fairly common in the population as a whole but, fortunately, in most cases, the misalignment is so slight that it causes no issues. When you combine multiple teeth on two arches…