Month: December 2018
Though thin and partially translucent, tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body and has the critical job of protecting teeth from constant use and the continual assault of chemicals in food and drink. Enamel also protects tooth nerves from hot and cold foods. That’s why enamel loss often causes tooth sensitivity.
Cuts heal. Bruises fade. Broken bones mend. Overall, the body’s ability to heal itself is truly amazing, but tooth enamel is different. When it’s gone,...Read More
Dental patients in the Rancho Santa Fe area may wonder what would happen if they didn’t seek quality dental care on a regular basis. The answer isn’t pretty frightening, but true. A common result of untreated tooth decay in La Jolla are cavities and then abscesses. A tooth abscess is an infection near the root of the tooth or between the gum and the tooth. This collection of pus can be very uncomfortable, either causing a shooting pain or a dull throbbing pain. You may also experience...Read More
At Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry, our team supports healthy oral hygiene and consistent dental checkups. However, hygiene for braces in La Jolla is a bit different. Here are five essential concerns to keep in mind with braces: 1. Be Careful What You Eat Sweets and extra food stuck in hard-to-notice spaces may lead to plaque and yellowing around the appliances in your mouth. Avoid sweets, juices, sodas, and anything else that will stain your teeth. Also, sticky things like...Read More
You may not realize this, but your child’s dental health in La Jolla is important to their overall health and well being. At Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry, we love working with you and your children to ensure a healthy smile for life. Why? Because the health of your child’s teeth and gums affects their speech development, eating habits, and confidence.First Visit Before Age One
Pediatric dental care is important, and that is why we recommend bringing...Read More