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…


The Rate of Bone Loss After Extraction Can Be Slowed or Stopped With an Implant

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The alveolar bone The bone surrounding the teeth is called alveolar bone. Its main job is to support the teeth and provide a durable foundation for tooth roots. Normal mouth function maintains bone health. As you chew, it stimulates bone cells to continually produce new bone. What can cause alveolar bone loss? Extraction When a…


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…


Why Improve Your Smile?

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Causes and consequences of poor dental health and how you can brush up on your own Most of us struggle with at least one area of our dental care. It could be that flossing is the one dreaded task, or maybe you haven’t been wearing the night guard recommended often enough. All of us should…


Sleep Dentistry At La Costa Dental Excellence

Sleep Dentistry At La Costa Dental Excellence

Dental visits can be extremely stressful and for some California residents, the fear and anxiety associated with a trip to the dentist prevents them from getting the care they need. At La Costa Dental Excellence we provide the best oral sedation dentistry available. We will accommodate your needs with minimal, moderate, or deep sedation. Don’t…


Teeth Look Too Short? Lengthen Them!

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Most Carlsbad people who are considering cosmetic dentistry are aware of the cosmetic dental procedures that are frequently advertised in the San Marcos area. There are porcelain veneers: a custom made wafer-thin covering permanently attached to the front of a tooth to make it stain-free and perfectly shaped. Veneers can repair small chips and crack…