Category: Dental Health
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
There are lots of people out there who feel pain when they sip coffee or eat ice cream, or take a bite out of something hard. If sensitive teeth are a problem for you, talk to us about it at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla.
In many cases, sensitive teeth respond to something as simple as changing toothpaste. Most major toothpaste brands have a sensitive teeth version of their products. They can be very effective; many patients say they’ve helped within a week or so of use.
At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, keeping our patients in excellent dental health is much easier when we have thorough information. In this case, pictures are worth a thousand words.
Pictures, in the form of X-rays, reveal what’s going on below the surface of your teeth and gums. That’s why we like to have complete and up-to-date X-rays.
There are several types of X-rays:Bite-Wing X-rays give us a picture of the upper and lower back teeth. We can see how they touch...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
The purpose of this article from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla is to de-bunk some of the most common myths about sedation dentistry.
Myth #1: With Sedation Dentistry, You Are Completely Unconscious
Some dental patients are not only afraid of receiving treatment; they also fear the thought of not being in control. We offer different levels of sedation, but none of the sedation options put you completely to sleep.
Myth #2: Dental Sedation Should Only Be Used For Extensive Dental...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.
For millions of people, the mere thought of going to the dentist sends their anxiety level through the roof. This emotion can range from anxiety to outright phobia, and can be so intense that some people avoid the dentist entirely. At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we can help with sedation dentistry.
To be blunt, skipping the dentist due to fear is a bad idea. If you don’t see the dentist for regular checkups, you are putting your dental health at risk. Healthy teeth and gums are...Read More
Countless people see their stress levels rise as they anticipate an upcoming dental appointment. It’s so common, in fact, there’s a term for it: dental anxiety. But sedation dentistry from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla can help even severe cases get the dental care they deserve.
Some people get so concerned at the thought of a dental checkup that they’ll put it off for months, even years. In severe cases, they’ll avoid the dentist completely, and trust to daily...Read More
In this post from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla we focus on three common myths about dental health.All Sugar Is Equally Bad For Teeth. We all know that sugar increases our risk of tooth decay, but some types are worse than others. Sugar-based foods that sit on the teeth are more dangerous than those that are swallowed immediately. For example, sipping a soda or sucking on a mint can be worse than eating a candy bar all at once. You Don’t Need To Worry About Baby Teeth Because They Will...Read More