If you have claustrophobia, you pass on cave exploration. If you have acrophobia (fear of heights), you avoid sky diving. In either case, you can live a fulfilling life without engaging in these activities. What if you have dentophobia or a fear of the dentist? (Yes, it’s a real thing with an official name.) This […]
4 Reason To Look For The ADA Seal
When you go to your drugstore or supermarket looking for toothpaste, mouthwash, teeth whitener, or another oral care product, be sure that the product you elect lists the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. Today, we look at 4 ways the ADA seal can help you make good oral care choices for you and your […]
Preventing Tooth Decay
In California and around the country, tooth decay is one of the most widespread childhood dilemmas, yet tooth decay also affects adults. La Costa Dental Excellence serves people from 35 to 90 years old to help fight tooth decay. Blame it on Bacteria Bacteria is the cause of tooth decay. Bacteria live in your mouth […]
Don’t Put Off Your Dental Exam
Hi kids, adults, and golden-agers in Carlsbad. No matter what age you are, as long as you have teeth, dental exams are an essential practice for keeping your smile healthy and beautiful! (If you don’t have any teeth, talk to us about dentures and dental implants.) At La Costa Dental Excellence, we have an excellent […]
Soft, Medium, Or Buzz Lightyear?
At La Costa Dental Excellence, Doctor Stephen and Kimberly Dankworth is often asked how to select the most basic tool of oral hygiene, the toothbrush. Picking a toothbrush can be as challenging as choosing a paint color, and there seems to be just as many choices. If you have visited the dental section of your […]
47% of Adults Have Gum Disease: Are You One of Them?
A recent CDC report provides the following data related to prevalence of periodontitis in the U.S.: 47.2% of people aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease increases with age, 70.1% of individuals 65 years and older have periodontal disease. This condition is more prevalent in men than women (56.4% […]