Do I Need A Dental Cleaning If I Brush And Floss At Home?

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Today’s post focuses on professional dental cleanings. 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 critical because they work in tandem to maintain oral health. Dr. Stephen and Kimberly Dankworth encourage patients to practice preventative dentistry by:…


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 substantial foundation for tooth roots. Normal mouth function maintains bone health. As you chew, it stimulates bone cells to constantly produce new bone. What can cause alveolar bone loss? Extraction When a…


Whitening For 3 Types Of Tooth Stains

Oceanside Teeth Bleaching

Hello Oceanside! If your smile could use some brightening, what are you waiting for? Professional teeth whitening and teeth bleaching are the easiest ways San Luis Rey residents can dramatically improve their appearance. Teeth Whitening for Different Stains It is important to realize that not every Vista smile responds the same to teeth whitening. The…


5 Critical Things To Know About Periodontal Disease

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Periodontal disease, typically called gum disease, is inflammation or infection of the gums. For the most part, periodontal disease is preventable. This condition is so widespread in the US that it has been called a ‘health crisis’ by the ADA. Fortunately, periodontal disease can be treated. If left untreated, it can cause irreversible damage such…


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…