Category: General Dentistry
We’ve all been warned about the physical effects of stress. Doctors remind us to protect ourselves from the dangers of unmanaged stress by eating healthy, exercising regularly, and getting adequate sleep. At Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry in Rancho Santa Fe, Dr. Weston Spencer acts as an advocate for his patients’ oral health and preventative dentistry.
Don’t try to relieve stress with overeating, over drinking, smoking, or uncontrolled...Read More
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.
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
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
Your child’s first dental exam should occur when the first teeth are in, usually between six months and one year of age. During your child’s first check-up at our Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry office in the La Jolla, California area, we can discuss sealants, a clear layer of plastic applied to the grooved surfaces of the teeth.
Sealants protect the teeth and prevent cavities by filling in the crevasses where food particles can get caught and...Read More
For the 65 percent of patients who detect wisdom teeth in their late teens or early twenties, Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry generally recommends removal. Wisdom teeth can damage adjacent teeth and nerves. Their awkward positioning can increase the risk of cavities and gum disease. Moreover, they often come in crooked, crowding the other teeth and affecting the bite.Reasons to have Wisdom Teeth Removed
Wisdom teeth are also difficult to clean, especially if they do...Read More