When you see pictures of celebrities, most look like they have perfectly beautiful, white teeth. It’s very impressive! Can ordinary people obtain a celebrity-caliber smile? With cosmetic dentistry from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, absolutely!
Cosmetic dentistry refers to a range of procedures that use proven dental techniques to improve the appearance of a patient’s smile. Whether it is relatively minor or more involved, it can give you the beautiful teeth you have always...Read More
If you’re teeth have grown yellow and dull over the years, professional teeth whitening from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla can restore the natural beauty of your smile, and take years off your appearance.Toothpaste Can’t Erase All Stains
Tooth enamel, while one of the toughest substances in the body, is porous. Over time, the food and drinks that come in contact with our teeth bring about staining and discoloration.
There are plenty of toothpastes on the market that claim...Read More
How do you like your smile? At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we know it’s easy to be your own worst critic. But we also know lots of people don’t care for one aspect or another of their smile. We can improve any smile with cosmetic dentistry.
Maybe you have a tooth that’s been chipped since middle school, or a gap between your front teeth that’s been there since forever. Or maybe your smile has grown dull and yellow over the years.Popular Procedures
There are...Read More
Have you ever noticed how some people never show a genuine smile? Even in a family picture, they stay tight-lipped. Even if they’re laughing at the funniest joke ever, they cover their mouths. At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla we can improve any smile with the help of cosmetic dentistry.
There are many reasons a someone could be shy about their smile, such as injury, tooth discoloration, or poor spacing.
You might even have missing teeth. Rest assured that there is a cosmetic...Read More
You’ve been doing it since you were five. You switch to autopilot morning and night and get it done. But Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla has a question: are you doing it right?
We ask this in all seriousness. There is always room for improvement, even in something as basic as brushing your teeth.Essential Dental Health
Brushing, after all, is an important part of any daily dental health routine. We recommend brushing your teeth twice a day, and with a soft-bristled toothbrush. We...Read More
In this blog post from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we have some answers to frequent questions about bad breath.
Q. My wife says my breath is repulsive, but I brush twice a day. Shouldn’t that be enough?
A. Bacteria can propagate and stink in hidden crevices that can only be reached with floss. Time to start flossing. If your breath hasn’t improved in a few months, make an appointment so we can explore other possible causes of your halitosis.
Also keep in mind...Read More
Dental appointments are stressful for some people. For some it can get so bad that they avoid the dentist altogether – not a good idea, since it puts their dental health at risk. At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla we offer sedation dentistry, so those who need extra help can get the dental care they need.
Sedation dentistry is a way to help patients relax during dental visits. You may hear the term “sleep dentistry” sometimes, but that isn’t really accurate, because most...Read More
The effectiveness of teeth whitening at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla depends in part on the types of stains you have.
There are two types of tooth stains:Extrinsic stains are the simplest to remove. These are surface stains that have not penetrated through the enamel. Extrinsic stains are caused by dark-colored foods and beverages like blueberries, carrots, coffee, red wine, and cola. Tobacco is also a notorious staining agent. Intrinsic stains are within a tooth. Injury or...Read More
Have you replaced your toothbrush lately? You don’t have to answer that. At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla we recommend replacing your toothbrush every three months.
Too many people wait too long to get a new toothbrush, which can be bad for their dental health. It’s one of the reasons why most dentists hand out free ones at every checkup.
Of course, you don’t need to mark your calendar or set up an alert on your smartphone. How often you replace your toothbrush...Read More
You smile deserves regular attention. If you haven’t had a dental exam in a while, give us a call at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla.
Consider these important reasons for having regular cleanings and checkups:Check Up: It’s time, and this is the best way to prevent dental problems. Clean Up: Our dental hygienist is ready to give you a super clean smile. Brush Up: If it has been a while since your last dental visit, it’s probably time to come in for a refresher...Read More