Category: Dental Care
In this post from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we consider jaw bone health.
To remain strong the jaw bone needs to be consistently stimulated by the pressure of chewing, biting, and talking. Each tooth has a root structure the extends into the surrounding bone. As each tooth absorbs the forces of everyday mouth function, it stimulates blood flow in the bone surrounding the root.
In some cases, though, tooth extraction is the only possible treatment. When a tooth is extracted, the...Read More
Life gets busy. Sometimes it seems impossible to keep up with everything you need to do. At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we understand that. (Life gets busy for us, too!) But we encourage you to think twice before you cancel or postpone a dental checkup because you think it’s less important than the twenty other items on your to-do list.
Twice-yearly dental exams are essential for keeping your smile in great shape!
You might say: “But my teeth feel...Read More
Hello, welcome to Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry in La Jolla. We are passionate about upgrading smiles through cosmetic dentistry. Few physical improvements have such a considerable influence on attractiveness and self-confidence as a smile makeover. Excellent oral health and a beautiful smile contribute to overall physical health and a high quality of life.
If you have ever wondered how cosmetic dentistry could change your life, we invite you to schedule a...Read More
Cigarette sales at most La Jolla stores have decreased in the past decade, but some tobacco consumers have switched to smokeless products.
There is a common misconception (especially among teens) that smokeless tobacco is harmless. This is absolutely not true. Regardless of the specific type: spit tobacco, snuff, chew, or pinch, this form of tobacco is as deadly as conventional cigarettes.
At Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry, we encounter serious...Read More
Today’s article describes how behind-the-scenes dental technology helps us serve our patients.CAD/CAM
CAD (computer-aided design) and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) are used for many restorative services. These include same-day inlays/onlays and crowns.
Dentists who offer dental implants can use CAD/CAM technology in every phase of the dental implant procedure.
CAD/CAM is also used in dental laboratories to fabricate crowns, bridges, implants, veneers, and...Read More
Some growing mouths develop bite problems.7 Ways Bite Abnormalities Can Harm Your Child
Jaw alignment problems can cause a range of dilemmas for little ones.They can hurt! They can make it difficult to eat a nutritious diet because they curb proper chewing and swallowing They can delay or prevent normal speech development They increase the risk of gum disease and tooth decay because oral hygiene is more difficult Over time, the child can develop a TMJ condition They can cause a...Read More
Today’s post focuses on a problem experienced by many people – bad breath.
Bad breath, or halitosis, has several causes. The most common cause is dissatisfactory oral hygiene. Often, halitosis develops midday arising from the inability to brush teeth between meals. Small food pieces on the teeth, gums, and tongue grow bacteria. The wastes of the bacteria and decay of the food create a sulfur compound, which emits the undesirable odor. Food particles, bacteria, and sulfuric gas all...Read More
Not everything was better back in the “good old days.” Take dentures, for instance. Dentures have been around for generations and have certainly improved the lives of thousands of La Jolla people who have lost many or all of their teeth.
However, Grandpa’s traditional false teeth are not optimal tooth replacement. Traditional dentures can impede many essential oral functions: chewing, tasting, swallowing, talking, and smiling.
You may know denture wearers who have...Read More
The common household toothbrush. Every La Jolla home has at least one, and hopefully, all La Jolla residents are brushing their teeth after each meal. Daily brushing is still the most important thing you can do for your oral health.
It has been said that each toothbrush can contain millions of bacteria. But don’t worry, those bacteria come from our mouths, which harbor equal amounts of bacteria. For a person with a healthy immune system, these bacteria pose no threat.
Looking into how much dental implants cost and getting a simple answer can be frustrating. But there is a reason for that.
It can be confusing to research the cost of getting a dental implant and finding nothing solid on the internet. Let’s take a moment to justify why most dental practice sites don’t publish the cost of tooth implants.
1. The Math Might Come Out Higher Than it Should The number of teeth being replaced may be more than the number of implants needed to cover...Read More