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Category: Dental Health

Do You Have Periodontal Disease?

Gum disease is more common than you might think. At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, we see patients with gum disease almost every day. It’s a serious matter, because gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss.

Some people aren’t even aware they have it until we see it during a checkup. It’s a treatable condition, although the earlier the diagnosis, the better.

Gum disease is an inflammation or infection of the gums. It†is usually the result of poor brushing and...Read More

Posted on May 6, 2022 By PM Blogger in ,

Dental Veneers: 7 Fast Fixes

In this post from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, we are focusing on porcelain veneers, which are used extensively in cosmetic dentistry.

Dental veneers are custom made to permanently cover the front part of one or more teeth. Wafer-thin, super-strong veneers can remedy many cosmetic issues such as:

Chips Cracks Stains Misshapen teeth Teeth that are too short Misaligned teeth Gaps between teeth

Porcelain veneers not only look completely natural; they provided added strength to...Read More

Posted on April 22, 2022 By PM Blogger in , ,

Which Type of Toothbrush is Best?

Is an electric toothbrush better than a manual toothbrush for cleaning your teeth? In this article from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, we won’t recommend one over the other. We’re just going to take a closer look at the electric toothbrush.

Electric toothbrushes have been commercially available in the United States since the 1960s. But they first appeared in Switzerland, where they were invented. They caught on quickly, and have come a long way since then. With the modern...Read More

Posted on April 15, 2022 By PM Blogger in , ,

Do You Love Your Smile?

The people who are happiest with their smiles have healthy, straight teeth that sparkle when they laugh. If nature didn’t bless you with attractive teeth, you are not alone. Most perfect smiles you see were not always that way: they are the result of cosmetic dentistry, like what we provide at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA.

Two common smile issues are yellow enamel and chipped teeth.

Discolored Teeth

Few of us are blessed with pearly white smiles that stay that way forever....Read More

Posted on April 8, 2022 By PM Blogger in , ,

Small Dental Annoyance Or Serious Problem?

In this blog post from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, we are going to talk about stomatitis. Stomatitis refers to non-specific irritations in the mouth. It is usually caused by cold sores, gum disease, or even from biting the inside of the mouth.

Most of us have probably had stomatitis at one time or another and didn’t think it was a big deal. That is generally the case, because most of these irritations clear up on their own in less than two weeks.

However, there are cases...Read More

Posted on April 1, 2022 By PM Blogger in ,

Two Hints For When You’re Too Tired To Brush

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

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

Say Goodbye To Old Amalgam Fillings

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

Posted on March 18, 2022 By PM Blogger in , ,

Dental Problem? There Is Always A Solution!

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

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

What Are Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

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

Posted on March 4, 2022 By PM Blogger in , , ,

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 , ,

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