Category: Oral Health
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
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
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
This message from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla is about oral piercings. An increasing number of teenagers are sporting them. What if your teen asked you for permission to get an oral piercing.
Here’s five reasons why teens should avoid oral piercings:Excessive drooling Chipped teeth Infection Hypersensitivity to metal Nerve damage
Let’s discuss these dangers in more detail.Drooling
Lip and tongue piercings let adolescents express their personality and creativity....Read More
There has been a lot of talk about viral infections lately. In this post from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we focus on oral infections.
There are many causes of oral infections. In kids, they are usually caused by tooth decay.
The teeth become sensitive to cold beverages. A tooth develops a dull ache. The child may have difficulty describing where the pain is coming from.
A sore on the gums doesn’t heal. An injured tooth darkens. Pain begins in the lower sinus...Read More
Why do so many current patients recommend Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla to friends and family?
When you ask a friend or neighbor ‘Who is your dentist?’, the answer is usually followed up with an explanation about whether or not they like their dentist and whether they would recommend them.
Patients analyze a dental practice on the dentist’s chairside manner, experience, skill, the services offered, location, atmosphere, wait times, and availability of dental...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
Hello, welcome to Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry in La Jolla. We are passionate about upgrading smiles through cosmetic dentistry. Few physical improvements have such a considerable influence on attractiveness and self-confidence as a smile makeover. Excellent oral health and a beautiful smile contribute to overall physical health and a high quality of life.
If you have ever wondered how cosmetic dentistry could change your life, we invite you to schedule a...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
Some growing mouths develop bite problems.7 Ways Bite Abnormalities Can Harm Your Child
Jaw alignment problems can cause a range of dilemmas for little ones.They can hurt! They can make it difficult to eat a nutritious diet because they curb proper chewing and swallowing They can delay or prevent normal speech development They increase the risk of gum disease and tooth decay because oral hygiene is more difficult Over time, the child can develop a TMJ condition They can cause a...Read More