At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we restore decayed teeth to create smiles that are both healthy and beautiful. Recent advances in techniques and materials have made the impossible not only possible, but affordable for everyone in La Jolla as well.
We emphasize preventive dentistry and dental health. We remind each patient to brush and floss at home twice a day, and see us every six months for a checkup. If we happen to discover a cavity, the earlier it’s treated the better.
Most appointments begin with a cleaning from the hygienist. During the cleaning we’ll scrape any tartar from your teeth. Tartar is hardened plaque, and you can’t get it off with a toothbrush and floss. That’s one of the reasons brushing twice a day is so important: it helps prevent plaque buildup! Scraping tartar off of your teeth is known as scaling.
Once your teeth are scaled, we’ll polish them with a gritty toothpaste. This is pretty harsh stuff, and it does a fabulous job removing any surface stains on your teeth. Sometimes patients wonder if they can get something like it for use at home. The trouble with that is that it’s just too abrasive to use every day.
After scaling and brushing, the last step is flossing. Then, it’s the dentist’s turn.
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 disease.
Finally, we’ll look at your tongue, throat, face and and head, and your neck. We’re checking for swelling or redness, or any signs of cancer.
At Weston Spencer DDS, the dental health of each patient is always our top priority. We offer general and cosmetic dentistry services, and have office in La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe. Schedule an appointment today!
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