Worried About Dental Visits?

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“How can I overcome anxiety about visiting the dentist?” 1. Consider what the anxiety stems from. For example pain, injections, loss of control, personal space invasion, and embarrassment about fear of the unknown. 2. Discuss these fears and concerns with your dentist. 3. Expect respectful consideration and open discussion about resolving fears. Doctor Stephen and…


Are All Clear Aligners Alike?

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If you are researching orthodontics, you have probably heard about clear aligners. They offer several advantages over traditional metal braces. The most popular advantage is the fact that they are nearly invisible. Millions of individuals have aligned their teeth with aligners in the past twenty years since they were developed. We’re here to help with…


Not Happy With Your Dentist?

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Hello! Whether you stumbled upon this blog by mistake or clicked here on purpose, welcome! In the La Costa Dental Excellence dental blog, we post informative articles about dentistry. This includes general dentistry, cosmetic dental treatments, preventative dental care, and news about our dental practice. Many of my patients visit my blog regularly and I hope…


Types of sedation for dental patients

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Laughing Gas Nitrous oxide, which is more commonly referred to as laughing gas, is commonly used to relax patients during dental procedures. Patients are conscious while being administered laughing gas, but it wears off very quickly once the face mask is removed. Patients who only receive laughing gas are often allowed to drive themselves home…


Cosmetic Dentistry is Both Art and Science

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Cosmetic dentistry is an aesthetic endeavor while also combining the benefits of restorative dentistry with the goal of providing patients the smile they have dreamed of. Call La Costa Dental Excellence to learn more and discuss your needs with Dr. Stephen Dankworth DDS. Latest improvements in dental technology have given cosmetic dentists the ability to work with materials…


Yes! You Can Get Replace Old Fillings

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Superficial cuts in the skin subside without a trace, infections are eradicated with antibiotics, broken bones mend, and inflamed tissues abate. Our teeth, unfortunately, can’t regenerate. Decay can be halted in its progress, but scientists are still years away from actual enamel regeneration. That’s why the team at La Costa Dental Excellence strongly emphasizes preventative…