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Month: September 2020

Treat Oral Infections Early to Prevent Serious Health Consequences

There has been a lot of talk about viral infections lately. In this post from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we focus on oral infections.

There are many causes of oral infections. In kids, they are usually caused by tooth decay.

The teeth become sensitive to cold beverages. A tooth develops a dull ache. The child may have difficulty describing where the pain is coming from.

A sore on the gums doesn’t heal. An injured tooth darkens. Pain begins in the lower sinus...Read More

Posted on September 25, 2020 By mark in , ,

What You Need To Know About Oral Cancer

Every checkup at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA includes a screening for oral cancer.

Oral cancer refers to cancers in the tongue, mouth, lips, jaw, and throat. Oral cancer is about as serious as it gets. The American Cancer Society estimates that over 39,000 people will be diagnosed with it this year.

Consider this sobering news from the Oral Cancer Foundation:

“The death rate for oral cancer is higher than that of cancers which we hear about routinely such as cervical...Read More

Posted on September 18, 2020 By mark in ,

4 Smile Boosters

Cosmetic dentistry is a term that refers to using proven dental techniques to enhance the appearance of your smile. We have enhanced and improved countless smiles with it at Weston Stewart DDS in La Jolla.

In this post, we’ll highlight four ways that cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile.

Teeth Whitening is quick and non-invasive. External tooth whitening occurs when whitening agents bleach the teeth directly. Dental Implants are titanium posts secured into the jawbone in place...Read More
Posted on September 11, 2020 By mark in ,

Time To Upgrade Your Smile?

Have you thought about upgrading your smile? Cosmetic dentistry from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla offers many outstanding possibilities!

The quickest and least invasive procedure is teeth whitening. The results are dramatic and side effects are few.

If your teeth are slightly crooked, but require no orthodontic work, porcelain veneers could be the answer. Porcelain veneers are translucent, wafer-thin covers that are permanently attached to the front of teeth, correcting chips,...Read More

Posted on September 4, 2020 By mark in ,

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