Rather Have A Root Canal?

Oceanside Endodontics

Have you ever heard the phrase ‘I’d rather have a root canal’ to describe something painful or unpleasant? At Oceanside Dental Excellence, we perform root canal (endodontic) therapy routinely for our patients, and many report minimal discomfort. Root canal procedures have advanced significantly in recent years. For many root canal patients, the procedure is no…


Do You Have Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal Disease in California

Though most California residents are fairly health-conscious, periodontal disease is more common than you might think. At Oceanside Dental Excellence, we see patients with gum disease every day. Some patients aren’t even aware they have it until Drs. Stephen and Kimberly Dankworth diagnose it. Fortunately, it can be treated with varying degrees of treatment depending…


7 Ways Bite Abnormalities Hurt Your Child

Overbites And Underbites

Some growing mouths develop bite problems. 7 Ways Bite Abnormalities Can Harm Your Child Jaw alignment issues can cause a range of problems for children. They can hurt! They can make it difficult to eat a nutritious diet because they suppress proper chewing and swallowing They can delay or prevent normal speech development They increase the…


You Should Worry if Any of These 3 Things Happen in Your Mouth

what do I do if I suddenly feel a loose tooth? Vista

1. You drink a cold beverage and—yowza—it generates a shooting pain! When a cavity has eroded enamel it eventually reaches the layer under the enamel. This is called the dentin. The dentin contains tiny tubules. A cold (or acidic) liquid that flows into the tubules can get close enough to the nerve to make you…


How To Choose A Dentist (Consider Convenience)

Choosing A Dentist In Oceanside

The American Dental Association offers some counsel on how to choose a dentist. Here are some things you should examine: Extended Hours? Life can be hectic. Fitting in a dentist’s appointment shouldn’t upend your schedule. Visiting a dentist with evening and weekend hours is a smart move for busy people. (Isn’t that all of us?) Convenient…


Gum Disease Linked To Alzheimer’s: Keep Those Gums Healthy!

gum disease treatment Oceanside

As if you needed another reason to keep your gums in top condition. Scientists have found a link between a bacteria that causes periodontitis (advanced gum disease) and Alzheimer’s Disease. Porphyomonas gingivalis is a bacteria that often causes chronic periodontitis. The bacteria was discovered in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. The research study, “Porphyromonas gingivalis…


Bad Breath Treatment At Oceanside Dental Excellence

Bad Breath Treatment at Oceanside Dental Excellence

Do you suspect that you have bad breath? I’m Stephen and Kimberly Dankworth of Oceanside Dental Excellence, a full-service dental office in Oceanside, California. I help our dental patients diagnose and overcome this unpleasant, irritating, and potentially embarrassing condition. Bacteria that live in your mouth cause a bad smell. Breath mints and mouthwashes do not…