Category: Dental Care
At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, we are committed to the dental health of all our valued patients. We emphasize the importance of healthy teeth and gums every time someone settles into one of our chairs.
At every checkup, we examine you for any signs of gum disease. In its mildest form, gum disease is known as gingivitis and is easily treated. Stepping up your dental care routine at home is often enough to get it under control.What Else?
Good dental health means you probably don’t...Read More
To have the best dental health, it helps if you develop a plan: a plan you stick to no matter what. Part of it should be regular checkups at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, but there’s more to it than that.
Here are some things you can consider for your dental plan.Brush your teeth. That’s an easy one! Brush your teeth at least once every day. Twice is better. Take at least two minutes, and be sure you do a thorough job. That means brushing the chewing surfaces and sides,...Read More
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
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
Is it time to get your life back in order? Maybe you’ve let certain things slide: things like refilling a prescription, changing your furnace filter, getting your oil changed – or making a dental appointment with Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla.
If you’ve been pushing dental work onto the back burner, maybe it’s time to just get it out of the way and move on to your other tasks.
Taking good care of your teeth and gums is one of the best things you can do for yourself. After...Read More
Keeping your teeth clean is a critical factor in maintaining a beautiful smile. One of the benefits of visiting Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla for regular checkups is receiving a thorough teeth cleaning and a review of your brushing habits.Your Partner in Oral Health
Our dental hygienist can clean and polish your teeth at your biannual dental check-up. The hygienist also helps you keep your teeth clean by assessing their condition and recommending improvements to your daily teeth cleaning...Read More
This post from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla addresses one of the most feared dental procedures: the root canal.
If you find out you need a root canal, don’t panic. When we recommend this procedure, it’s to repair and save a damaged or infected tooth.
Why do people fear root canals? Simple: they have the reputation of being extremely painful. But in most cases, the patient is already in pain because of the damaged or infected tooth. Root canals will eliminate that...Read More
There are little things you can do every day to raise your Dental IQ and benefit your smile. One simple lesson from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla involves bacteria, and everyone’s mouth has a lot of it.
But don’t worry, bacteria per se isn’t the problem. The critical thing is the balance of bacteria. This is where brushing and flossing come into play. Brush and floss properly each day and you will have a better chance of keeping the appropriate balance.