At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla we get fantastic results with our cosmetic dentistry smile makeovers.
If the term “cosmetic dentistry” is unfamiliar to you, it’s a type of dental care that focuses on improving the appearance of your mouth and teeth, and how they come together in your smile.
There are a number of common cosmetic dentistry procedures available. The most popular are teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. Clear braces have generated a lot of interest,...Read More
There are lots of people out there who feel pain when they sip coffee or eat ice cream, or take a bite out of something hard. If sensitive teeth are a problem for you, talk to us about it at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla.
In many cases, sensitive teeth respond to something as simple as changing toothpaste. Most major toothpaste brands have a sensitive teeth version of their products. They can be very effective; many patients say they’ve helped within a week or so of use.
At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we continue to achieve fantastic results with our cosmetic dentistry smile makeovers.
There are a lot of folks out there who are not pleased with the appearance of their smiles. Their teeth may have grown a little dull over the years, or there may be gaps between some of them. There may be a chip from a long-ago accident.
The good news is that you don’t have to live with any of these imperfections if you don’t want to. Cosmetic dentistry...Read More
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade porcelain or resin. At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, one of their uses is to improve the appearance of a smile. They’re like a facelift for your teeth!
Are there aspects of your smile you don’t like? It might be a tooth damaged with a chip or crack; a tooth that is worn down, or stained; it may be a couple of teeth with an unsightly gap between them. Porcelain veneers can transform your smile.
Veneers are custom-fitted to...Read More
At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, keeping our patients in excellent dental health is much easier when we have thorough information. In this case, pictures are worth a thousand words.
Pictures, in the form of X-rays, reveal what’s going on below the surface of your teeth and gums. That’s why we like to have complete and up-to-date X-rays.
There are several types of X-rays:Bite-Wing X-rays give us a picture of the upper and lower back teeth. We can see how they touch...Read More
Is it time to get your life back in order? Maybe you’ve let certain things slide: things like refilling a prescription, changing your furnace filter, getting your oil changed – or making a dental appointment with Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla.
If you’ve been pushing dental work onto the back burner, maybe it’s time to just get it out of the way and move on to your other tasks.
Taking good care of your teeth and gums is one of the best things you can do for yourself. After...Read More
Keeping your teeth clean is a critical factor in maintaining a beautiful smile. One of the benefits of visiting Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla for regular checkups is receiving a thorough teeth cleaning and a review of your brushing habits.Your Partner in Oral Health
Our dental hygienist can clean and polish your teeth at your biannual dental check-up. The hygienist also helps you keep your teeth clean by assessing their condition and recommending improvements to your daily teeth cleaning...Read More
The purpose of this article from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla is to de-bunk some of the most common myths about sedation dentistry.
Myth #1: With Sedation Dentistry, You Are Completely Unconscious
Some dental patients are not only afraid of receiving treatment; they also fear the thought of not being in control. We offer different levels of sedation, but none of the sedation options put you completely to sleep.
Myth #2: Dental Sedation Should Only Be Used For Extensive Dental...Read More
This post from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla addresses one of the most feared dental procedures: the root canal.
If you find out you need a root canal, don’t panic. When we recommend this procedure, it’s to repair and save a damaged or infected tooth.
Why do people fear root canals? Simple: they have the reputation of being extremely painful. But in most cases, the patient is already in pain because of the damaged or infected tooth. Root canals will eliminate that...Read More
There are little things you can do every day to raise your Dental IQ and benefit your smile. One simple lesson from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla involves bacteria, and everyone’s mouth has a lot of it.
But don’t worry, bacteria per se isn’t the problem. The critical thing is the balance of bacteria. This is where brushing and flossing come into play. Brush and floss properly each day and you will have a better chance of keeping the appropriate balance.