Month: January 2021
In this post from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we consider jaw bone health.
To remain strong the jaw bone needs to be consistently stimulated by the pressure of chewing, biting, and talking. Each tooth has a root structure the extends into the surrounding bone. As each tooth absorbs the forces of everyday mouth function, it stimulates blood flow in the bone surrounding the root.
In some cases, though, tooth extraction is the only possible treatment. When a tooth is extracted, the...Read More
For the best possible dental health, you should see us at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla twice a year for a cleaning and exam. It’s our chance to make sure you’re brushing and flossing properly, and your chance to discuss any dental health concerns you may have.
During the checkup we look for any new cavities that may have appeared since your last visit. We might take X-rays, although this is not done at every visit. We’ll examine your gums, too, for any signs of gum...Read More
Are floss picks as good as regular floss? While it’s better to use a floss pick than to not floss at all, it’s important to note that floss picks can only clean a part of the tooth’s surface. At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we recommend traditional floss or tape. Here’s why:
A floss pick holds just a small piece of floss stretched in a straight line. But teeth are rounded, with occasional irregularities. A straight segment of floss just won’t conform to the...Read More
Chompers. Pearly Whites. Dents. Gnashers. Grill. There are lots of nicknames for teeth, and that’s okay; we use them all the time, at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla. Whatever you call them, take good care of them so they last!
Making time in your busy day to brush and floss is a habit that will pay off throughout your life. You’ll prevent tooth decay, plaque buildup, and gum disease, not to mention bad breath.
Brushing and flossing twice a day will help keep your teeth...Read More