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Month: June 2020

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 ,

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