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To Chew Or Not To Chew

In this post from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA we’re going to talk about that sticky gum in your mouth. You know there can be benefits to gum chewing; but isn’t it a big risk for tooth decay?

It really depends on the type of gum. Chewing regular sucrose-based gum may be helpful in removing bits of food from the surface of teeth, but that benefit is negated by the stream of sugar washing over your teeth as you chew.

However, gum with some alternative sweeteners has an...Read More

Posted on August 5, 2022 By PM Blogger in ,

Are Dental Implants Experimental?

Dental implants are tooth replacement marvels that have been placed in millions of people. They look and function just like the real thing, and are available at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA.

Technically, dental implants are not replacement teeth. The actual implant is a titanium post that is inserted into your jaw. In a few months’ time it fuses with the bone. One implant is a solid support for one artificial tooth. Several can support a bridge or full dental arch.

Humans...Read More

Posted on July 22, 2022 By PM Blogger in ,

Are Dentures the Only Answer for Extensive Tooth Loss?

Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and with proper home care and regular checkups at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, they can. But sometimes things go wrong, in spite of everyone’s best efforts. Dental implants are an ideal solution for anyone who loses one or more of their natural teeth.

Dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone, where they fuse with the bone. Once they do, they become rock-solid supports for one or more replacement...Read More

Posted on July 15, 2022 By PM Blogger in ,

Dental Questions? We Have Answers

At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, we strive for excellence in dentistry every day. Providing the best possible dental care goes beyond cleanings and exams. We like it when patients ask questions, because that tells us they are taking a strong interest in their dental health.

Frequently Asked Questions

One of the questions we’re often asked is whether it’s really necessary to have a cleaning and checkup every six months. Our short answer is, yes! But a better answer would...Read More

Posted on July 8, 2022 By PM Blogger in ,

What’s The Latest With Veneers?

One of the developments in cosmetic dentistry are prepless veneers, which are available here at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA.

Though thousands of people who have received traditional veneers are happy with the results, some have delayed this procedure because they don’t want to give up healthy tooth structure.

Veneers Have Advanced

Prepless veneers are a less complex procedure for transforming smiles. They are remarkably thin shells which adhere to the front of teeth and,...Read More

Posted on July 1, 2022 By PM Blogger in , , ,

Replace Old Silver Fillings

Superficial cuts in the skin subside without a trace, infections are wiped out with antibiotics, broken bones mend, and inflamed tissues subside. Our teeth, unfortunately, can’t regenerate. Decay can be halted in its progress, but scientists are still years away from actual enamel regeneration. That’s why the team at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA always emphasizes preventative dentistry.

The healthiest mouths have all teeth intact and free of current or...Read More

Posted on June 24, 2022 By PM Blogger in , ,

Hiccups In Your Dental Routine

The most common times people brush their teeth are morning and night, either before or after breakfast, after dinner, or at bedtime. But sometimes hiccups in the schedule can knock you off a well-established routine. At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, we have some thoughts on that.

Sometimes after dinner isn’t super cut and dried. An irregular schedule generally disrupts regular dental maintenance. What are you to do?

One suggestion is to try doing a better job at cleaning...Read More

Posted on June 17, 2022 By PM Blogger in , ,

Your Smile Can Be Brighter and Lighter

No one can miss a fabulous smile, and a really good one is a valuable asset professionally and socially. If you’d like yours to be brighter and lighter, cosmetic dentistry from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA can deliver!

With our professional-grade teeth whitening services, we can dramatically brighten your smile in a single office visit. Imagine: You walk into our office for your scheduled appointment, with teeth that have grown dull and yellow over the years. When you leave,...Read More

Posted on June 10, 2022 By PM Blogger in ,

Dental Checkup: How Often?

When is the last time you had a dental checkup? At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, we recommend you have one every six months. If you have a higher risk for oral diseases, we recommend every four months.

Know The Risk Factors For Oral Problems

Most people are in a medium-to-low risk category for dental problems. However, if you use tobacco or alcohol, eat a lot of sugar, have an eating disorder, don’t brush and floss twice a day, or experience medical conditions that affect your...Read More

Posted on June 3, 2022 By PM Blogger in ,

Is Grandpa Smiling?

How are Americans doing when it comes to the dental health of those who are sixty-five and over? Well, at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, we have some good news and bad news.

The Good News: Tooth decay rates in older Americans has decreased in the past thirty years. The Bad News: 25% of people over sixty-five have no remaining teeth Nearly 20% have untreated cavities 10% of adults 65 and over have moderate to severe periodontal disease. There is evidence to suggest that advanced gum...Read More
Posted on May 27, 2022 By PM Blogger in ,

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