Category: Dental Health
Most people would like to have the best smile possible. Have you given much thought to improving yours? At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla we have some thoughts on that. Cosmetic dentistry can make a huge difference, but a great smile comes down to making a plan and sticking to it.
One of the best things you can do for your smile is to brush and floss your teeth every single day. Twice a day is even better! In this way you’ll keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy, and it will shine...Read More
Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is inflammation or infection of the gums. For the most part, periodontal disease is preventable. It is also treatable, at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla.
Gum disease is so pervasive in the US that it has been called a health crisis by the American Dental Association.
If left untreated, it can cause irreversible damage such as tooth loss.Practicing daily dental hygiene and having 6-month dental exams are the best way to prevent periodontal...Read More
At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla our objective is to help every patient who comes in for an appointment to have the best possible oral health. This post focuses on something that doesn’t get as much attention as cavities or cosmetic dentistry: our sense of taste.
A happy mouth is not only a healthy mouth but also a mouth that can enjoy the flavors of all types of foods. Healthy oral habits benefit our taste buds as well as our smiles. Here are some recommendations to help you better...Read More
This message from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla is for anyone who is finding it difficult to improve their dental health. We urge you to keep working at it and assure you that we’re here to help!Keep Trying To Floss
Many people are good about brushing their teeth, but sometimes skip flossing. This is a bad idea. Flossing is the only way to clean food debris and plaque from between teeth.
Failure to floss can lead to cavities, and even gum disease. Our recommendation? Brush...Read More
You’ve been doing it since you were five. You switch to autopilot morning and night and get it done. But Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla has a question: are you doing it right?
We ask this in all seriousness. There is always room for improvement, even in something as basic as brushing your teeth.Essential Dental Health
Brushing, after all, is an important part of any daily dental health routine. We recommend brushing your teeth twice a day, and with a soft-bristled toothbrush. We...Read More
In this blog post from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we have some answers to frequent questions about bad breath.
Q. My wife says my breath is repulsive, but I brush twice a day. Shouldn’t that be enough?
A. Bacteria can propagate and stink in hidden crevices that can only be reached with floss. Time to start flossing. If your breath hasn’t improved in a few months, make an appointment so we can explore other possible causes of your halitosis.
Also keep in mind...Read More
Dental appointments are stressful for some people. For some it can get so bad that they avoid the dentist altogether – not a good idea, since it puts their dental health at risk. At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla we offer sedation dentistry, so those who need extra help can get the dental care they need.
Sedation dentistry is a way to help patients relax during dental visits. You may hear the term “sleep dentistry” sometimes, but that isn’t really accurate, because most...Read More
Have you replaced your toothbrush lately? You don’t have to answer that. At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla we recommend replacing your toothbrush every three months.
Too many people wait too long to get a new toothbrush, which can be bad for their dental health. It’s one of the reasons why most dentists hand out free ones at every checkup.
Of course, you don’t need to mark your calendar or set up an alert on your smartphone. How often you replace your toothbrush...Read More
You smile deserves regular attention. If you haven’t had a dental exam in a while, give us a call at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla.
Consider these important reasons for having regular cleanings and checkups:Check Up: It’s time, and this is the best way to prevent dental problems. Clean Up: Our dental hygienist is ready to give you a super clean smile. Brush Up: If it has been a while since your last dental visit, it’s probably time to come in for a refresher...Read More
For the best possible dental health, you should see us at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla twice a year for a cleaning and exam. It’s our chance to make sure you’re brushing and flossing properly, and your chance to discuss any dental health concerns you may have.
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...Read More