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What’s The Latest With Veneers?

One of the developments in cosmetic dentistry are prepless veneers, which are available here at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA.

Though thousands of people who have received traditional veneers are happy with the results, some have delayed this procedure because they don’t want to give up healthy tooth structure.

Veneers Have Advanced

Prepless veneers are a less complex procedure for transforming smiles. They are remarkably thin shells which adhere to the front of teeth and,...Read More

Posted on July 1, 2022 By PM Blogger in , , ,

Replace Old Silver Fillings

Superficial cuts in the skin subside without a trace, infections are wiped out with antibiotics, broken bones mend, and inflamed tissues subside. Our teeth, unfortunately, can’t regenerate. Decay can be halted in its progress, but scientists are still years away from actual enamel regeneration. That’s why the team at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA always emphasizes preventative dentistry.

The healthiest mouths have all teeth intact and free of current or...Read More

Posted on June 24, 2022 By PM Blogger in , ,

Hiccups In Your Dental Routine

The most common times people brush their teeth are morning and night, either before or after breakfast, after dinner, or at bedtime. But sometimes hiccups in the schedule can knock you off a well-established routine. At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, we have some thoughts on that.

Sometimes after dinner isn’t super cut and dried. An irregular schedule generally disrupts regular dental maintenance. What are you to do?

One suggestion is to try doing a better job at cleaning...Read More

Posted on June 17, 2022 By PM Blogger in , ,

Your Smile Can Be Brighter and Lighter

No one can miss a fabulous smile, and a really good one is a valuable asset professionally and socially. If you’d like yours to be brighter and lighter, cosmetic dentistry from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA can deliver!

With our professional-grade teeth whitening services, we can dramatically brighten your smile in a single office visit. Imagine: You walk into our office for your scheduled appointment, with teeth that have grown dull and yellow over the years. When you leave,...Read More

Posted on June 10, 2022 By PM Blogger in ,

Dental Checkup: How Often?

When is the last time you had a dental checkup? At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, we recommend you have one every six months. If you have a higher risk for oral diseases, we recommend every four months.

Know The Risk Factors For Oral Problems

Most people are in a medium-to-low risk category for dental problems. However, if you use tobacco or alcohol, eat a lot of sugar, have an eating disorder, don’t brush and floss twice a day, or experience medical conditions that affect your...Read More

Posted on June 3, 2022 By PM Blogger in ,

Is Grandpa Smiling?

How are Americans doing when it comes to the dental health of those who are sixty-five and over? Well, at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, we have some good news and bad news.

The Good News: Tooth decay rates in older Americans has decreased in the past thirty years. The Bad News: 25% of people over sixty-five have no remaining teeth Nearly 20% have untreated cavities 10% of adults 65 and over have moderate to severe periodontal disease. There is evidence to suggest that advanced gum...Read More
Posted on May 27, 2022 By PM Blogger in ,

Have Your Dessert!

Do you have a sweet tooth? Join the club! No one confuses dessert with healthy food, but for many of our patients at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, it’s just not realistic to recommend avoiding sugary treats.

If you fit that category, here is something useful to know: eating sweets at certain times is better for your teeth than others. For instance, when you eat a full meal, your saliva production increases. Saliva is necessary to neutralize acids and rinse bits of food off of...Read More

Posted on May 20, 2022 By PM Blogger in ,

What Does Your Saliva Reveal?

Saliva is an important part of good oral health. Without an adequate flow, you’d find it very difficult to chew and swallow. If you have a problem with dry mouth, let us know at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA.

Saliva is produced by several glands in and around the mouth, and it is mostly water. No surprise there! Aside from chewing and keeping your mouth moist, saliva fights germs in your mouth and helps prevent bad breath.

Sometimes people have a reduced flow of saliva, a...Read More

Posted on May 13, 2022 By PM Blogger in , ,

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 , ,

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