Are you one of the many La Jolla men and women who has had a tooth extracted?
If the tooth had been bothering you, it may have been a relief. Unless, of course, the tooth was in the front of your mouth and now the gaping hole shows every time you smile. Ignoring it is hardly possible because your tongue can’t leave the gap alone.I’m Missing a Tooth. Now What?
Once the tooth has been taken out, you have many vital decisions to make.Do I want a dental bridge? Is a dental...Read More
Today’s post focuses on a problem experienced by many people – bad breath.
Bad breath, or halitosis, has several causes. The most common cause is dissatisfactory oral hygiene. Often, halitosis develops midday arising from the inability to brush teeth between meals. Small food pieces on the teeth, gums, and tongue grow bacteria. The wastes of the bacteria and decay of the food create a sulfur compound, which emits the undesirable odor. Food particles, bacteria, and sulfuric gas all...Read More
Not everything was better back in the “good old days.” Take dentures, for instance. Dentures have been around for generations and have certainly improved the lives of thousands of La Jolla people who have lost many or all of their teeth.
However, Grandpa’s traditional false teeth are not optimal tooth replacement. Traditional dentures can impede many essential oral functions: chewing, tasting, swallowing, talking, and smiling.
You may know denture wearers who have...Read More
The common household toothbrush. Every La Jolla home has at least one, and hopefully, all La Jolla residents are brushing their teeth after each meal. Daily brushing is still the most important thing you can do for your oral health.
It has been said that each toothbrush can contain millions of bacteria. But don’t worry, those bacteria come from our mouths, which harbor equal amounts of bacteria. For a person with a healthy immune system, these bacteria pose no threat.
Looking into how much dental implants cost and getting a simple answer can be frustrating. But there is a reason for that.
It can be confusing to research the cost of getting a dental implant and finding nothing solid on the internet. Let’s take a moment to justify why most dental practice sites don’t publish the cost of tooth implants.
1. The Math Might Come Out Higher Than it Should The number of teeth being replaced may be more than the number of implants needed to cover...Read More
What is your perception of the patient-dentist relationship? Would you describe it as one-sided? In other words, the dentist examines the patient’s teeth, chooses the course of treatment, and performs the procedure-while the patient is a minor participant.
It Starts With The Atmosphere
At Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry, we don’t do things that way. You will realize the difference when you first walk in our doors. You will discover a...Read More
Dental bonding is a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure in the Rancho Santa Fe area, but there are many patients who don’t know exactly what it is. Today in the Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry dental blog, we explain 7 ways dental bonding is used in cosmetic dentistry.
The dental bonding procedure uses a resin material that is sturdy and tooth-colored. It is applied to the teeth while soft, like putty, and then hardened or set with a special light. The...Read More
This is a key question occasionally asked by patients at Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry. The answer, however, is “No!” Bleeding is probably a sign that you need to clean your teeth and gums more thoroughly—not leave them alone. It is almost impossible to clean effectively between teeth without using floss or an interdental brush.
If you have never flossed before, your gums might bleed the first few times you use floss. The bleeding may be due to...Read More
Welcome to our blog and thanks for stopping by. Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry wants to furnish some uncomplicated tips for oral hygiene.
1.Do… remember you are just wiping the plaque away before it turns to tartar. A gentle toothbrushing at the proper angle can gently clean the bacteria away. Once plaque has hardened into tartar, no amount of scrubbing at home can safely remove it.
Don’t… vigorously scour your teeth and gums until your gums...Read More
Dentistry has advanced to a point where total mouth reconstruction is possible!
Have you had several teeth extracted? Do you have other oral issues like bone or gum recession?
Implants Can Be Used In Many Ways
Dental implants are strong, functional, and naturally-looking restorations with roots permanently anchored into the jaw bone.
Dental implants have been used for quite a few years to replace one or two missing teeth. They can now be used to provide a foundation for...Read More