Healthy Teeth, Healthy Baby

Carlsbad dental exam during pregnancy

Today’s post is for women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Carrying a precious child can not only consume your time, but your attention as well. However, don’t forget your needs and your health during these essential months. It’s important to understand that the multitude of changes your body experiences during pregnancy also…


Dental Sealant Q & A

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Q. What are dental sealants? A. Dental sealants are permanent plastic barriers applied to the biting surfaces of teeth. They prevent cavities by filling in the grooves and fissures where food particles are particularly difficult to remove. Most Encinitas pediatric dentists and family dentists offer sealants to their patients. A. Do sealants significantly reduce tooth…


Does Your Teen Have Unique Dental Challenges?

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When it comes to oral health, adolescence is a pivotal time for Carlsbad youth. On the upside, the last of the permanent teeth come in providing young men and women with their “adult smile.” Good habits can be forged and reinforced. Teeth can be straightened, providing increased confidence when it is often sorely needed. On the…


Does Your Child Have An Overbite?

Treating Bite Problems in Carlsbad

Malocclusions (bite problems) include overbites, underbites and crossbites. Jaw alignment disorders restrict proper chewing, talking, and swallowing. They can also cause teeth to shift around in the mouth. Carlsbad dentistry patients with bite problems are at a greater risk for tooth decay and periodontal disease because bite misalignment often makes it difficult to maintain proper oral hygiene.


Healthy Baby Teeth For Encinitas Toddlers

Healthy Baby Teeth For Encinitas Toddlers

Though we don’t often think about it, Encinitas children as young as 9 or 10 months of age can be infected with cavity-producing bacteria, which cause cavities and tooth decay. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that almost 20% of children 2 to 5 have untreated cavities, and the percentage rises in children over 6.


4 Reasons To Get Your Child To Your Encinitas Dentist

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Did you know that The American Dental Association recommends that a child’s first visit to a dentist should occur around twelve months of age?

For many parents in the San Marcos CA, Escondido, and Oceanside area, this may come as a surprise. Today in the La Costa Dental Excellence post, we are going to review 4 reasons why your toddler’s teeth are worth a dental visit.