Many Oceanside residents are afraid to go to the dentist. For some individuals with dental anxiety, it’s because they had a painful experience at the dentist when they were young. Others fear needles or a perceived lack of control. Another oft-cited reason individuals are scared of the dentist is the dreaded dental drill. If you need […]
What are Possible Dental Implant Complications?
If you’ve visited our blog before, you have read about the advantages of dental implant procedures. That’s because they are an amazing replacement for missing teeth and have been used successfully in the Oceanside area for over 30 years. At Oceanside Dental Excellence, close to 98% of our implant placements are successful. But like any […]
Overlapping Teeth Can Be Corrected for a Beautiful Smile
At Oceanside Dental Excellence, we provide advanced cosmetic dentistry. That means we repair all types of smile flaws. Overlapping teeth are fairly common. And while many men and women don’t mind a slight overlap, others feel self-conscious and would like it repaired. What causes teeth to overlap? Genetics or thumbsucking as a toddler can lead […]
How Much Do You Know About Gum Disease?
1. Which of the following are risk factors for gum disease (periodontitis)? a. Pregnancy b. Underbite c. Diabetes d. Genetic make-up 2. Which of the following are possible signs of gum disease? a. Teeth that seem to be longer b. A change in the way dentures fit c. Bleeding gums d. Swollen gums 3. Which […]
Its Better To Prevent A Cavity Than Fill One
In 2018, Dr. Stephen and Kimberly Dankworth established Oceanside Dental Excellence in Oceanside. Dr. Dankworth is a well-respected dental professional dedicated to preventative dentistry. The goal of preventative dentistry is to maintain oral health so that no restorative dental work ever becomes necessary. In other words, preventing cavities, gum disease, and enamel wear. Dr. Dankworth […]
Kids’ Dental Treatment Without A Scary Drill
How long have dentists been drilling teeth? Would you believe 9,000 years? In an ancient graveyard in Pakistan, archaeologists discovered skulls containing teeth that had received drilling. The stone-age dentists removed decay using drills constructed of sharpened flint. Though dentistry would not be possible without drilling, the sound of a dental drill can make many […]