If you have claustrophobia, you avoid enclosed spaces. If you have arachnophobia, you stay away from spiders. Fair enough! But if you fear the dentist you may be inclined to avoid checkups. At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we know this is a bad idea.
The connection between your dental health and overall health is by now well-established. Skipping regular checkups due to fear, or any other reason, puts your general health at risk, too.Help Is Here
A solution that works is sedation dentistry....Read More
Not so long ago, your average dentist focused almost entirely on fixing problems like cavities or gingivitis. Not here! At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla we stress good dental health, and treating little problems before they get out of hand.
A big part of this is seeing our patients for regular cleanings and checkups. For most, that means every six months. That’s just a rule of thumb, and can vary from one to the next. Those who are at high risk for something like gum disease, for...Read More
Dental implants are an ideal tooth restoration. They can restore anywhere from one to all missing teeth. Dental implants are available at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla.
A dental implant is a titanium post that is inserted into the patient’s jaw. What makes implants so unique is that they actually fuse with the bone, to provide a solid support for one or more artificial teeth.
The implant acts as a replacement tooth root. Because of this, they help to prevent bone recession and,...Read More
In this blog post from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla we are taking the time to answer a common question: “What exactly are veneers, and how are they used in cosmetic dentistry?”
Dental veneers are thin shells made from medical-grade ceramic or composite resin. They are custom-made for each patient and are used to improve the appearance of teeth. Unlike a dental crown, which covers the entire visible portion of a tooth, a veneer covers just the front part. They are usually used on teeth...Read More
Once you brighten your smile with professional teeth whitening at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, you’ll want the results to last as long as possible. But you must be careful: the same things that stained your teeth to begin with can stain them again. There are some things you can do retain that newly-whitened smile.
First, use an oral rinse every day. There are many over-the-counter products with whitening agents to help keep your smile bright. As a bonus, they can improve...Read More
There are a lot of dentists out there. That’s just one reason why we work so hard to provide excellent dental care and build patient trust, at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla.
We may provide the dentistry, but it’s not about us, it’s about you. From the dentist to the hygienist to the folks at the front desk, we make it a point to address your needs and concerns.
When you’re settled into the chair in our examination room, communication is key. We’ll explain...Read More