Month: March 2022
Too tired to touch a toothbrush? We’ve all been there. At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, we have two quick ideas to overcome your exhaustion and pick up your toothbrush.
Idea #1 Drag Tongue Along Teeth
As you lie there in bed after a long hard day and realize you forgot to brush, drag your tongue over your teeth a few times. As you do, visualize plaque: that filmy stuff on the teeth and gum-line. It’s loaded with the bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease. Then,...Read More
Can you remember what your teeth looked like before you had your first cavity? If you are like most of us, you got some cavities fairly young, and the ubiquitous silver fillings that were once standard. At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, there is a better option.
Composite fillings can be made to match the color of your teeth, so even though a cavity has been filled, they’ll blend in seamlessly. They are made of a composite resin material that is strong when bonded to the...Read More
A healthy, pleasing smile can have a positive impact on anyone’s life. It lets us convey confidence and friendliness in business and social settings. If dental problems have dulled your smile, cosmetic dentistry from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA can revive it.
It’s been said that cosmetic dentistry is part science and part art. That’s a good definition, but we would add that we use sound dental techniques to bring positive changes to the smiles of our...Read More
When a wisdom tooth tries to come in but is obstructed by the adjacent tooth, it becomes impacted and can result in such complications as pain, inflammation, or tooth decay. At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, we can extract wisdom teeth.
It’s challenging to clean partially-erupted wisdom teeth. Since they have a high risk of decay, we pay special attention to them. They can also cause decay in the neighboring molars.
For most people, wisdom teeth come in in the late teens or...Read More