Who’s Afraid Of The Big, Bad…Dentist?

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People that suffer from dental phobia (Dentophobia) may take comfort in the fact that it is a fairly common diagnosable mental condition. At least they know they are not alone and that the medical community takes it seriously. Phobias like Pteromerhanophobia: (the fear of flying) and Acrophobibia (the fear of heights) can be difficult, but…


Dental Crowns At La Costa Dental Excellence In Carlsbad

Dental Crowns at La Costa Dental Excellence in Carlsbad

Dental crowns have been used in dentistry for over 2000 years. There is evidence that the Etruscans experimented with crowns on teeth using ivory and bone as early as 700 B.C. By 200 A.D., they began using gold crowns to construct artificial teeth. Ancient Egyptians fashioned tooth replacements out of seashells and then hammered them…


Fixing Chipped Teeth With Bonding

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A cosmetic dentist’s toolkit is filled with handy tools for fixing most types of cosmetic tooth dilemmas. In the past few years, porcelain veneers, dental implants, and same-day teeth whitening have drawn a lot of publicity. In today’s post, we are going to talk about an effective, yet relatively uncelebrated dental treatment that has been…


Discover Why Patients Trust Their Smile To La Costa Dental Excellence

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Hi, I’m Drs. Stephen and Kimberly Dankworth. Practicing dentistry at La Costa Dental Excellence is enjoyable and rewarding. I appreciate the relationships I have formed with my valued patients who trust me to care for their teeth. If you are one of my patients, let me thank you personally for allowing me to serve your…


Should You Worry About Dental X-rays?

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Providing quality dental care is much easier for dentists when they have extensive, comprehensive information about their patients’ oral health. Pictures are more accurate than written notes. To go a step further: pictures that show what’s going on below the visible surface of your teeth are worth even more than a thousand words. So, along…