Hello Oceanside! Your overall oral health depends not only on healthy teeth but also on healthy gums. Proper oral hygiene helps keep both your teeth and gums in good shape. When brushing, hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle with the bristle tips aimed at the line where the tooth and gum meet. The bristles […]
A Ginormous Cavity?
When Drs. Stephen and Kimberly Dankworth of Oceanside Dental Excellence in Oceanside repair a tooth that has cavities or damage, the procedure chosen often depends on the location of the problem. We’re talking tooth-specific locale here. If there is a chip, crack, or decay on the biting surface of a tooth, an onlay or inlay […]
What is Patient-Centered Dental Care?
What is your perception of the patient-dentist relationship? Would you characterize it as one-sided? In other words, the dentist examines the patient’s teeth, decides on the course of treatment, and performs the procedure while the patient is a minor participant. It Starts With The Atmosphere At Oceanside Dental Excellence, we don’t do things that way. […]
Are Your Eating Habits Sabotaging Your Oral Health?
Most Oceanside residents know that frequently eating foods high in sugar can cause cavities. Therefore, it’s important to limit candy, soda, cookies, etc. Also, remember that frequency is as dangerous as the amount of sugar. Research has found that a higher frequency in sugar consumption may lead to demineralization more than the amount of sugar […]
Are Floss Picks As Good As Regular Dental Floss?
Are floss picks as good as regular floss? Floss pick vs regular floss? While it’s better to floss with a floss pick than to not floss at all, it’s important to note that floss picks can only clean a part of the tooth’s surface. Drs. Dankworth recommends traditional floss or dental tape. Here’s why: A […]
Is Your Mouth Sore Something Serious?
As a dentist, one of my roles is to help you take care of your mouth. Some of my patients have issues with mouth sores, thus the topic of today’s message. If you have a mouth sore that lasts more than a week or two; it is important to come in for an exam. Mouth […]