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What If My Dental Crown Cracks, Comes Loose, or Comes Off?

Dental crowns from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla not only improve the appearance of a damaged tooth, they improve its strength and structural integrity.

Crowns are sturdy covers for teeth that have undergone extensive dental work. They are made from durable materials and meant to last for years. But they aren’t indestructable, and sometimes they can come off due to trauma or some other reason.

If this happens to you, here is what you should do:

1. First things first: ifit...Read More

Posted on July 3, 2020 By mark in ,

Gum Disease Linked To Alzheimer’s: Keep Those Gums Healthy!

Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss, but it’s a treatable condition at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla. Keeping your gums healthy is essential for your overall health, but if you need yet another reason to keep them healthy, we’ve got a doozy.

Scientists have found a connection between a bacteria that causes periodontitis (advanced gum disease) and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Porphyomonas gingivalis is a bacteria that contributes to chronic periodontitis. The...Read More

Posted on June 26, 2020 By mark in , ,

Is Perfect Possible?

Are you thinking about improving your appearance with a cosmetic dentistry smile makeover? Are you skeptical when you hear promises of a “perfect” or “celebrity” smile? Well, at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, so are we.

Perfect, after all, is a pretty tall order. So let’s do a reality check, and review two of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures and the results you can expect.

Porcelain Veneers

The application of porcelain veneers can remedy...Read More

Posted on June 19, 2020 By mark in ,

Great Reasons to Floss Your Teeth

Flossing your teeth is just as important as brushing them, which is why we always remind our patients to floss at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla. We’re using this short blog post to review the best reasons to floss.

Flossing and gum disease. Since dental floss gets into areas your toothbrush cannot reach, it is an important part of preventing gum disease. Just as filmy plaque forms on the surfaces of teeth, it gets between them, too. It hardens into tarter, and in time can result in gum...Read More
Posted on June 12, 2020 By mark in ,

Isn’t a Dental Bridge as Good as an Implant?

In this article from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we look at dental bridges and how they compare with dental implants

Dental bridges aren’t ideal

Dental bridges have been the go-to tooth replacement for many years, but they are not problem free.

Many people with bridges say they are difficult to keep clean. It’s hard to get toothbrush bristles or dental floss under the bridge. If you have limited mobility, it’s almost impossible.

Without proper cleaning, bacteria...Read More

Posted on June 5, 2020 By mark in ,

Beware Of Hidden Sugar

Most of us consume far too much sugar. That isn’t exactly a news flash, but at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla we want to remind you what sugar does to teeth, and what you can do about it.

We get cavities when acids in the mouth attack the enamel and dentin of the teeth. The acid is produced by bacteria in plaque, that sticky film that forms on the surfaces of teeth. When sugar is introduced it interacts with the bacteria in the plaque, and makes the acids, which attack the teeth and...Read More

Posted on May 22, 2020 By mark in , ,

You, Only Better

Having a flawless smile is a personal benefit that you can’t put a pricetag on. Is your smile less than flawless? You’re not alone! But with cosmetic dentistry from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, those flaws can be corrected.

Before we continue, though, we must point out a misconception. A lot of people think that cosmetic dentistry is all about appearance. Yes, it will make your smile look a lot better. But your teeth will be healthier, too!

If you’re one of those...Read More

Posted on May 15, 2020 By mark in ,

Let’s Talk About It

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

Posted on May 8, 2020 By mark in , ,

Smokeless Is Not Harmless For La Jolla Tobacco Chewers

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

Posted on May 1, 2020 By mark in , ,

Advanced Dental Technology At Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry

 

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

Posted on April 24, 2020 By mark in , , ,

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