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Month: February 2022

Test Your Cosmetic Dentistry IQ

Are you up on the latest cosmetic dentistry procedures offered at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA? Take our quiz and find out!

1. This popular treatment uses a dental composite that resembles enamel. This composite is applied to the surface of the teeth, sculpted, and then hardened and polished.

A. Veneers B. Flossing C. Defanging D. Bonding

The correct answer is D, bonding.

2. This procedure is very common and its main purpose is to lighten the color of one’s...Read More

Posted on February 25, 2022 By PM Blogger in , ,

Swollen Gums?

If you are worried about swollen gums or an aching tooth, you’re not alone. You should have your symptoms checked out right away, because they could be a sign of gum disease, a serious but treatable condition at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA.

Gum disease is progressive. Before it reaches the advanced stage, it is called gingivitis, which is inflammation in the gums. An early sign of gingivitis is bleeding when you brush or floss your teeth.

Gingivitis develops when plaque is...Read More

Posted on February 18, 2022 By PM Blogger in ,

The 411 on TMJ

TMJ is short for temporomandibular joint, which is a big word for your jaw joint. As a hinge joint, it can move up and down, forward and backward, and side to side. All that mobility contributes to its vulnerability: it is subject to a painful condition called TMJ disorder, which is treatable at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA.

Sometimes you’ll hear the disorder referred to as “TMJ,” but strictly speaking TMJ refers to the jaw joint. Even professionals call it TMJ...Read More

Posted on February 11, 2022 By PM Blogger in , ,

Signs Of Oral Cancer: What Not To Ignore

This message from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA focuses on a very serious issue: oral cancer. Oral cancer claims tens of thousands of lives each year, which is why we offer oral cancer screenings at each checkup. Early detection can make all the difference!

Signs to Look For A lump or thickening in your throat White or red patches on your tongue, tonsils, or lining of your cheeks and gums Numbness of any oral feature Any type of lesion, cut, or canker-type sore that doesn’t heal...Read More
Posted on February 4, 2022 By PM Blogger in ,

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