Category: Dental Health
Flossing your teeth is just as important as brushing them, which is why we always remind our patients to floss at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla. We’re using this short blog post to review the best reasons to floss.Flossing and gum disease. Since dental floss gets into areas your toothbrush cannot reach, it is an important part of preventing gum disease. Just as filmy plaque forms on the surfaces of teeth, it gets between them, too. It hardens into tarter, and in time can result in gum...Read More
Most of us consume far too much sugar. That isn’t exactly a news flash, but at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla we want to remind you what sugar does to teeth, and what you can do about it.
We get cavities when acids in the mouth attack the enamel and dentin of the teeth. The acid is produced by bacteria in plaque, that sticky film that forms on the surfaces of teeth. When sugar is introduced it interacts with the bacteria in the plaque, and makes the acids, which attack the teeth and...Read More
Cigarette sales at most La Jolla stores have decreased in the past decade, but some tobacco consumers have switched to smokeless products.
There is a common misconception (especially among teens) that smokeless tobacco is harmless. This is absolutely not true. Regardless of the specific type: spit tobacco, snuff, chew, or pinch, this form of tobacco is as deadly as conventional cigarettes.
At Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry, we encounter serious...Read More
Today’s message explains how specific foods and eating practices impact our teeth.
The Sugar Problem Sugars get converted by bacteria in the mouth to acids. It is the acids that begin to assault enamel and initiate decay for individuals of all ages. Fruits have high water content which can dilute the effects of the sugars they contain and get the saliva flowing so they aren’t really taboo. It’s the chocolate bars, hard candies, cookies, cakes and pies that are.
Acidic Food...Read More
Welcome to our blog and thanks for stopping by. Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry wants to furnish some uncomplicated tips for oral hygiene.
1.Do… remember you are just wiping the plaque away before it turns to tartar. A gentle toothbrushing at the proper angle can gently clean the bacteria away. Once plaque has hardened into tartar, no amount of scrubbing at home can safely remove it.
Don’t… vigorously scour your teeth and gums until your gums...Read More
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
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
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
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
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