Encinitas Dental Center

257 North El Camino Real, Encinitas

$70.80 for Exam and Whitening at Encinitas Dental Center ($400 Value)

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The dentistry office has been in business for more than 20 years

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15 ratings7 reviews
Rating of 2 out of 5 stars
November 1, 2016
Clean office, professional service BUT be prepared to NEED more work done before they'll do the official cleaning. In order to get my teeth cleaned, I needed to get a minimum of just over $600 to fix 2 minor cavities before they would do cleaning. They were ready with a payment plan to pay up to $5500 for all work including, invisalign, etc Just be prepared!👍
5 ratings3 reviews
Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
February 27, 2016
The cleaning that they talk about is just a polish cleaning, and they wouldn't do that unless I agreed to spending $1000+ in dental work.
2 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
July 29, 2015
Muy buna atención muy amables y profecionales todo muchísimas gracias

About This Deal

The Deal

  • $70.80 for a dental exam, a teeth cleaning, x-rays, and take-home whitening trays ($400 value)

Cavities: Portrait of an Enamel Assassin

One primary purpose of a dental appointment is checking for cavities. To learn exactly how they form, read on.

Cavities—also known as dental caries or simply tooth decay—form as the direct result of two interplaying factors: food and bacteria. As soon as 20 minutes after a meal, more than 500 types of bacteria begin to feast on any refined sugar or starch they can find, producing a potent acid as a byproduct. Tooth enamel is considered the hardest substance in the human body, but if left alone for extended periods, this acid can easily bore its way past the enamel and into the inner layers of the tooth, which house nerves, blood vessels, and minerals worth approximately 25 cents on the fairies’ black market. Cavities can be difficult to notice in time—many don’t exhibit pain in the early stages of development, and they often occur in hard-to-clean spots, such as the small crevices on the top of molars. What’s more, unlike a child’s missing tooth, enamel doesn’t grow back. Once it’s gone, it’s gone forever.

In a study conducted in Warwickshire, England, fossilized records showed that only 8% of people living in the Iron Age experienced tooth decay—a stark contrast to today’s 48%. Granted, blacksmiths might have been able to forge strong toothpicks, but there’s a larger culprit to blame: the influx of carbohydrates, sugars, and processed foods that became more common in later humans’ diets. To counter the increase in oral ailments, dentistry evolved from a field that relied solely on bare-knuckle boxing matches to one that delicately treats decay as it appears, most often by removing the acid-eaten portions of the tooth and rebuilding the structure with a cement filling or crown. As always, however, the best offense is a good defense—dentists recommend brushing daily and visiting the office twice a year to prevent cavities from even forming.

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