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Month: October 2020

Daily Oral Hygiene: Put Your Heart Into It

In this message from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we remind you of the link between your dental health and your overall health.

Scientists, dentists, and cardiologists have known for years that there is a connection between gum disease and heart problems. However, a recent study analyzed oral health habits and heart disease risk.

Science Daily reported on the study, which analyzed the date from more than 11,000 adult subjects.

Once the data was adjusted for established cardio...Read More

Posted on October 23, 2020 By mark in ,

Get Your Teeth In Shape

Regular exercise is essential to good health. When you’re physically fit then you look better, and more important, you feel better! And as we remind our patients here at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, that goes for keeping your teeth in good shape, too!

If your eyes are the window to your soul, then your mouth may well be the window to your overall health. Research has shown there is a clear link between your dental health and your general health. It is safe to say that good dental...Read More

Posted on October 16, 2020 By mark in ,

Should You Let Your Teen Get An Oral Piercing?

This message from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla is about oral piercings. An increasing number of teenagers are sporting them. What if your teen asked you for permission to get an oral piercing.

Here’s five reasons why teens should avoid oral piercings:

Excessive drooling Chipped teeth Infection Hypersensitivity to metal Nerve damage

Let’s discuss these dangers in more detail.

Drooling

Lip and tongue piercings let adolescents express their personality and creativity....Read More

Posted on October 9, 2020 By mark in , ,

Let’s Work Together To Keep Your Smile Healthy And Beautiful

At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we remind our patients that good dental health is the result of two things: what we do in our office and what you do at home.

We recommend regular cleanings and checkups here at the office: on average, every six months. Your teeth get a thorough cleaning, and we examine you for any signs of gum disease. Every checkup includes a screening for oral cancer. Some 50,000 people are diagnosed with some form of oral cancer each year.

At home, it’s...Read More

Posted on October 2, 2020 By mark in ,

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