Category: Dental Health
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
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
At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, we are committed to the dental health of all our valued patients. We emphasize the importance of healthy teeth and gums every time someone settles into one of our chairs.
At every checkup, we examine you for any signs of gum disease. In its mildest form, gum disease is known as gingivitis and is easily treated. Stepping up your dental care routine at home is often enough to get it under control.What Else?
Good dental health means you probably don’t...Read More
To have the best dental health, it helps if you develop a plan: a plan you stick to no matter what. Part of it should be regular checkups at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, but there’s more to it than that.
Here are some things you can consider for your dental plan.Brush your teeth. That’s an easy one! Brush your teeth at least once every day. Twice is better. Take at least two minutes, and be sure you do a thorough job. That means brushing the chewing surfaces and sides,...Read More
Cosmetic dentistry at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA is part science and part art. Our objective is creating positive changes to the teeth and smiles of our patients.
In order to achieve an attractive, yet natural looking result, we do more than recommend specific procedures. We consider the shape, alignment, color, and condition of the teeth. In order to create a balanced look, the facial shape and coloring is taken into account. The patient’s age, health condition, and lifestyle...Read More
If you have claustrophobia, you avoid enclosed spaces. If you have arachnophobia, you stay away from spiders. Fair enough! But if you fear the dentist you may be inclined to avoid checkups. At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we know this is a bad idea.
The connection between your dental health and overall health is by now well-established. Skipping regular checkups due to fear, or any other reason, puts your general health at risk, too.Help Is Here
A solution that works is sedation dentistry....Read More
Not so long ago, your average dentist focused almost entirely on fixing problems like cavities or gingivitis. Not here! At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla we stress good dental health, and treating little problems before they get out of hand.
A big part of this is seeing our patients for regular cleanings and checkups. For most, that means every six months. That’s just a rule of thumb, and can vary from one to the next. Those who are at high risk for something like gum disease, for...Read More
There are a lot of dentists out there. That’s just one reason why we work so hard to provide excellent dental care and build patient trust, at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla.
We may provide the dentistry, but it’s not about us, it’s about you. From the dentist to the hygienist to the folks at the front desk, we make it a point to address your needs and concerns.
When you’re settled into the chair in our examination room, communication is key. We’ll explain...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, 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