Fear-Free Dental Implants With The La Costa Dental Excellence Team

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Are you interested in getting a dental implant but have dental anxiety? Perhaps “anxiety” is putting it mildly. You may be downright terrified. Don’t give up just yet. Hear us out. Placing a dental implant is a type of oral surgery. When patients hear the word “surgery” they sometimes imagine something that is far more…


Are You And Your Child Protected From Injury?

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How do you maintain oral health? The first things that come to mind are probably brushing, flossing, and getting regular dental cleanings. You might also list dietary factors, such as limiting sugary drinks and getting enough calcium. When most people are quizzed about preventative dental care, they rarely mention athletic mouth protection. At La Costa…


Do I Need a Dental Cleaning in Carlsbad If I Brush and Floss at Home?

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Today’s post focuses on a professional dental cleaning in Carlsbad. You might wonder if you need a professional dental cleaning if you already practice dental hygiene daily at home. The answer is that both processes are essential because they work in tandem to maintain oral health. Dr. Stephen and Kimberly Dankworth encourage patients to practice preventative…


Beautiful Teeth in Carlsbad Without Breaking The Bank

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At La Costa Dental Excellence in Carlsbad, our smile makeover patients believe that life-changing cosmetic dentistry is a valuable investment. Indeed, for most people, the value of a healthy, appealing smile cannot be measured in dollars. We agree, however, that cosmetic dentistry is not cheap. Do you have to spend thousands of dollars to beautify…


5 Simple Ways to Avoid a Cracked Tooth in Encinitas

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A cracked tooth in Encinitas can be painful, unattractive, and pricey to repair. Today’s post in the La Costa Dental Excellence dental blog contains an easy-to-follow list of tips to keep your teeth whole and strong. 1. Don’t chew on hard substances. Mind-blowing, right? People should steer clear of ice, hard candies, hard nuts, popcorn,…


Jaw Pain in Carlsbad? Suspect A Bite Problem?

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The topic of today’s post is malocclusion – literally – “bad bite”. Edward Angle, a pioneer in modern orthodontics invented the term malocclusion. Malocclusion is fairly common in the population as a whole but, fortunately, in most cases, the misalignment is so slight that it causes no issues. When you combine multiple teeth on two arches…