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Category: Dental Health

15 Things You Didn’t Know About Teeth

At Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry, we love to talk about teeth. Here are 15 things you might not have known about teeth.

Children’s teeth are soft until about age 10. A tooth with a crown can get a cavity. Your gum tissue is as important as your teeth. Some prescription medication can increase your risk of cavities. Some home faucet water filters remove fluoride. 19% of little ones between the ages of 2 and 19 have untreated cavities. Heartburn can be harmful for...Read More
Posted on September 27, 2019 By PM Blogger in

Energy Drink Warning For La Jolla Kids (And Parents!)

We’re committed to providing oral health and wellness tips. The team at Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry advises our patients about healthy habits during every dental visit. We are seeing more and more adults and teens with tooth enamel erosion caused by repeated consumption of sports drinks.

Most of our patients take good care of their teeth, brush and floss, and come into Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry for a twice-yearly exam and...Read More

Posted on August 16, 2019 By PM Blogger in

Are You at Risk for Bone Recession

A healthy smile needs decay-free teeth and healthy gums, as well as a healthy jawbone. Our teeth need a strong firm foundation to remain healthy and beautiful. At Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry in LaJolla, we’ve seen a variety of issues in our patients’ jaw health.

Today’s post looks at bone recession. Occasionally, a patient experiences bone recession in their jaw which can cause tooth loss and other problems. However, it is usually the other way around. The bone...Read More

Posted on July 26, 2019 By PM Blogger in

Overcoming Anxiety With Gentle Dental Care

Dental anxiety affects many La Jolla people, including some Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry patients. Today’s post discusses information regarding dental anxiety, and how we can help.

 Long-Term Consequences of Dental Anxiety Patients suffering from dental anxiety don’t get routine exams or cleanings. Then, they worry about their smile appearance as well as the health consequences. So they are suffering from anxiety on two fronts – they know they...Read More
Posted on July 12, 2019 By PM Blogger in

Attention La Jolla: Both Smoking And Vaping Put Your Smile At Risk

At Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry, we provide comprehensive full service dentistry for patients in La Jolla and surrounding communities. We understand the value of a healthy and beautiful smile and want to share that information with our patients.

The entire staff cares about their patient’s health and want everyone to know about the dental risks of vaping.

A recent study on the impacts of e-cigarettes on oral health has more grim news for men and women...Read More

Posted on July 5, 2019 By PM Blogger in

Do You Have The Most Common Dental Problem?

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...Read More

Posted on May 10, 2019 By PM Blogger in ,

Are Toothpicks Good For Cleaning Teeth?

At Weston Spencer DDS, we always remind our patients how important it is to clean their teeth on a regular basis. Not just the front surfaces, but between the teeth, too. This is essential for cavity prevention.

What’s the best way to go about getting those narrow spaces between teeth? That’s an easy one: dental floss. Our rule of thumb is to brush your teeth twice a day, and floss at least once – ideally, just before bedtime.

What about during the day, though? You’ve...Read More

Posted on April 12, 2019 By PM Blogger in ,

Gum Health Affects Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

This post from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla looks at the connection between diabetes and oral health, and may be of interest to anyone with diabetes.

Scientists have known for quite some time that people with diabetes have higher rates of gum disease. Maintaining proper blood glucose levels is the key to minimizing the risk of gum disease and related problems for those affected.

Additional research is exploring the reverse relationship. In other words, whether poor oral health...Read More

Posted on April 5, 2019 By PM Blogger in ,

4 Reason To Look For The ADA Seal

When you go to your drugstore or supermarket looking for toothpaste, mouthwash, teeth whitener, or another oral care product, be sure that the product you pick displays the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance.

Today, we look at 4 ways the ADA seal can help you make good choices for you and your family’s oral health in La Jolla.

1. Products with the seal have to be safe and effective, so you won’t waste your money on something that won’t work, or worse, can...Read More

Posted on February 22, 2019 By PM Blogger in , , ,

Dental Health in La Jolla: We Love Keeping Smiles Healthy

You may not realize this, but your child’s dental health in La Jolla is important to their overall health and well being. At Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry, we love working with you and your children to ensure a healthy smile for life. Why? Because the health of your child’s teeth and gums affects their speech development, eating habits, and confidence.

First Visit Before Age One

Pediatric dental care is important, and that is why we recommend bringing...Read More

Posted on December 7, 2018 By PM Blogger in , ,

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