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Category: General Dentistry

Sleep Dentistry At Weston Spencer DDS

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

Posted on February 26, 2021 By mark in , ,

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

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

Posted on February 12, 2021 By mark in ,

Top 10 Reasons To Visit Your Dentist

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
Posted on February 5, 2021 By mark in ,

What Does Your La Jolla Dentist Need To Know?

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

Posted on January 15, 2021 By mark in ,

Are Floss Picks As Good As Regular Dental Floss?

Are floss picks as good as regular floss? While it’s better to use a floss pick than to not floss at all, it’s important to note that floss picks can only clean a part of the tooth’s surface. At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we recommend traditional floss or tape. Here’s why:

A floss pick holds just a small piece of floss stretched in a straight line. But teeth are rounded, with occasional irregularities. A straight segment of floss just won’t conform to the...Read More

Posted on January 8, 2021 By mark in ,

Call Them What You Will, Just Keep Them Healthy

Chompers. Pearly Whites. Dents. Gnashers. Grill. There are lots of nicknames for teeth, and that’s okay; we use them all the time, at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla. Whatever you call them, take good care of them so they last!

Making time in your busy day to brush and floss is a habit that will pay off throughout your life. You’ll prevent tooth decay, plaque buildup, and gum disease, not to mention bad breath.

Brushing and flossing twice a day will help keep your teeth...Read More

Posted on January 1, 2021 By mark in , ,

Focusing On The Top 3

There are three dental health issues that affect as many as a third of all Americans. At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla we want all of our patients to have healthy teeth and gums. If any of these common issues affect you, tell us. We can do something about it.

The problems were identified by the Health Policy Institute, which is part of the American Dental Association. In a survey of fifteen thousand people from all walks of life, they asked about problems with teeth and gums.

The top...Read More

Posted on December 25, 2020 By mark in , ,

3 Reasons Not To Skip A Dental Checkup

Life gets busy. Sometimes it seems impossible to keep up with everything you need to do. At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we understand that. (Life gets busy for us, too!) But we encourage you to think twice before you cancel or postpone a dental checkup because you think it’s less important than the twenty other items on your to-do list.

Twice-yearly dental exams are essential for keeping your smile in great shape!

You might say: “But my teeth feel...Read More

Posted on November 27, 2020 By mark in , ,

How To Choose A Dentist

Looking for a new dentist? Maybe you’re new in town, or maybe you’re just looking for a change. Whatever the reason, Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla has some suggestions you may find useful.

It isn’t a decision you want to make lightly. Ideally you should establish a relationship that you can count on for years to come. Asking your family and friends is a tried-and-true method, but since that’s one of the first things you’re likely to think of, we’ll share a...Read More

Posted on November 20, 2020 By mark in , ,

Periodontal Disease Is Linked To Systemic Diseases

Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Nearly half of Americans over the age of thirty have gum disease in some form. Fortunately, it’s a treatable condition at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla.

What do your gums do?

Gum tissue has an important job. It protects the roots of your teeth and provides a barrier for the connective tissues and ligaments that hold your teeth in their sockets. It also protects the alveolar bone in which your teeth are anchored.

What is gum...Read More
Posted on November 13, 2020 By mark in , ,

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