Month: April 2019
Hello friends of Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry!
Close your eyes. Picture the most dazzling smile you have ever seen. Perhaps it is the attractive smile of your significant other. Perhaps it is your favorite actor, actress, or singer. What makes this smile memorable? The brilliant color? The beautiful translucency? The pleasing shape? The alignment of the teeth? All of the above?
Would you like a smile as celebrated as the wonderful image in your mind?...Read More
In this post from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we ask: makes a beautiful smile?
White teeth? Uniformly-shaped teeth? Straight teeth?
What problems prevent sensational smiles?
Crooked teeth are generally considered unattractive. Yellow or gray teeth lessen the appeal of a smile—even one that is perfectly healthy and aligned.
Beauty, it has been said, is in the eye of the beholder.
There are unique smile characteristics that some men and women proudly show...Read More
At Weston Spencer DDS, we always remind our patients how important it is to clean their teeth on a regular basis. Not just the front surfaces, but between the teeth, too. This is essential for cavity prevention.
What’s the best way to go about getting those narrow spaces between teeth? That’s an easy one: dental floss. Our rule of thumb is to brush your teeth twice a day, and floss at least once – ideally, just before bedtime.
What about during the day, though? You’ve just...Read More
This post from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla looks at the connection between diabetes and oral health, and may be of interest to anyone with diabetes.
Scientists have known for quite some time that people with diabetes have higher rates of gum disease. Maintaining proper blood glucose levels is the key to minimizing the risk of gum disease and related problems for those affected.
Additional research is exploring the reverse relationship. In other words, whether poor oral health...Read More