Category: General Dentistry
Is it time to get your life back in order? Maybe you’ve let certain things slide: things like refilling a prescription, changing your furnace filter, getting your oil changed – or making a dental appointment with Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla.
If you’ve been pushing dental work onto the back burner, maybe it’s time to just get it out of the way and move on to your other tasks.
Taking good care of your teeth and gums is one of the best things you can do for yourself. After...Read More
Keeping your teeth clean is a critical factor in maintaining a beautiful smile. One of the benefits of visiting Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla for regular checkups is receiving a thorough teeth cleaning and a review of your brushing habits.Your Partner in Oral Health
Our dental hygienist can clean and polish your teeth at your biannual dental check-up. The hygienist also helps you keep your teeth clean by assessing their condition and recommending improvements to your daily teeth cleaning...Read More
There are little things you can do every day to raise your Dental IQ and benefit your smile. One simple lesson from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla involves bacteria, and everyone’s mouth has a lot of it.
But don’t worry, bacteria per se isn’t the problem. The critical thing is the balance of bacteria. This is where brushing and flossing come into play. Brush and floss properly each day and you will have a better chance of keeping the appropriate balance.
Countless people see their stress levels rise as they anticipate an upcoming dental appointment. It’s so common, in fact, there’s a term for it: dental anxiety. But sedation dentistry from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla can help even severe cases get the dental care they deserve.
Some people get so concerned at the thought of a dental checkup that they’ll put it off for months, even years. In severe cases, they’ll avoid the dentist completely, and trust to daily...Read More
In this post from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla we focus on three common myths about dental health.All Sugar Is Equally Bad For Teeth. We all know that sugar increases our risk of tooth decay, but some types are worse than others. Sugar-based foods that sit on the teeth are more dangerous than those that are swallowed immediately. For example, sipping a soda or sucking on a mint can be worse than eating a candy bar all at once. You Don’t Need To Worry About Baby Teeth Because They Will...Read More
In this blog post from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we share some fun facts about dentistry. Enjoy!Many dental patients are aware that before there was formal dental training and licensing, barbers often performed dental procedures. But did you know that blacksmiths also moonlighted as dentists? How would you like your dental visit to involve tools used to hammer hot metal? The Mayans were accomplished cosmetic dentists. One smile style in Mayan culture was bejeweled teeth – a...Read More
In this post from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we highlight simple things you can do with your toothbrush to keep your mouth as clean and healthy as possible.
One of the most important habits anyone can form is to always let their toothbrush completely air dry between uses. The best way to do this is to place it in a toothbrush holder on the counter with the bristles pointing up. This is much better than tossing it into a drawer, since it will take longer to dry in there.
Also, when...Read More
At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla we make every checkup a noteworthy experience with our attention to detail, and committment to each patient’s dental health.
Good dental health means having healthy teeth and gums. Maintaining it is something that you have to work at every day. It can be a real balancing act: using the right oral care products, your personal oral care habits, and regular checkups.
Your dental health strategy should include:Daily brushing and flossing. You...Read More
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