Category: Dental Health
When people get mouth sores, one of the things they can do while waiting for it to heal is evaluate what they’re eating and make some changes. Here are some tips from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA that can help minimize the discomfort of eating and help to increase the speed of healing.Eat Soft Or Pureed Foods: Don’t worry, you won’t have to eat baby food. Plenty of adult dishes fit the bill. Yogurt, mashed potatoes, smoothies are good choices. Keep Your Meals Bland: It...Read More
Who doesn’t love the holidays? They’re a time to take a break from your regular routine and spend time with friends and family. At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, we encourage you to keep up your dental health routine, even when you’re having the most fun!
If you’re not careful, though, holiday celebrations can take a toll on your oral health. They generally involve delicious food, drinks, and sweets, all of which can put you at risk for decay...Read More
This post from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA is about your tooth enamel, and how you can best protect it.
Our teeth work hard and are constantly under assault. It’s no wonder that nature encases them with an armor of enamel – the hardest substance in the body. Sadly, enamel erosion is extremely common, though largely preventable.
Enamel’s chief enemies are acidic foods and beverages. Other factors that can weaken enamel or wear it away are certain medications,...Read More
Cosmetic dentistry is really coming into its own. Trend-watchers say that more and more people are choosing it every day to restore their teeth and improve their smiles, with the procedures available at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA.
We all want to look our best. But cosmetic dentistry isn’t just about looking good; it is good for your dental health. For example, straight teeth in the correct position are easier to care for, and make for a healthier mouth. That probably explains why...Read More
What comes to mind when you think of healthy living? A dinner plate with a grilled chicken breast and a tossed salad? A cholesterol test that shows your arteries are looking good? If you pictured a white, healthy smile free of cavities, Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA salutes you.Essential Dental Health
Brushing your teeth every day is essential to good dental health. We recommend brushing twice a day, and with a soft-bristled toothbrush. It’s the best way to keep plaque from...Read More
A beautiful smile can make you look more intelligent and interesting, and even more friendly and successful. If nature didn’t bless you with a great smile, you can improve what you have with cosmetic dentistry from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA.
Cosmetic dentistry is a general term that refers to a group of procedures that improve the appearance of any smile. If your smile has dulled over the years, or if there are gaps or cracks that diminish its appearance, cosmetic dentistry may...Read More
In this post from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA we’re going to talk about that sticky gum in your mouth. You know there can be benefits to gum chewing; but isn’t it a big risk for tooth decay?
It really depends on the type of gum. Chewing regular sucrose-based gum may be helpful in removing bits of food from the surface of teeth, but that benefit is negated by the stream of sugar washing over your teeth as you chew.
However, gum with some alternative sweeteners has an...Read More
At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, we strive for excellence in dentistry every day. Providing the best possible dental care goes beyond cleanings and exams. We like it when patients ask questions, because that tells us they are taking a strong interest in their dental health.Frequently Asked Questions
One of the questions we’re often asked is whether it’s really necessary to have a cleaning and checkup every six months. Our short answer is, yes! But a better answer would...Read More
One of the developments in cosmetic dentistry are prepless veneers, which are available here at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA.
Though thousands of people who have received traditional veneers are happy with the results, some have delayed this procedure because they don’t want to give up healthy tooth structure.Veneers Have Advanced
Prepless veneers are a less complex procedure for transforming smiles. They are remarkably thin shells which adhere to the front of teeth and,...Read More
Superficial cuts in the skin subside without a trace, infections are wiped out with antibiotics, broken bones mend, and inflamed tissues subside. Our teeth, unfortunately, can’t regenerate. Decay can be halted in its progress, but scientists are still years away from actual enamel regeneration. That’s why the team at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA always emphasizes preventative dentistry.
The healthiest mouths have all teeth intact and free of current or...Read More