Category: Oral Health
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
Today’s post focuses on a problem experienced by many people – bad breath.
Bad breath, or halitosis, has several causes. The most common cause is dissatisfactory oral hygiene. Often, halitosis develops midday arising from the inability to brush teeth between meals. Small food pieces on the teeth, gums, and tongue grow bacteria. The wastes of the bacteria and decay of the food create a sulfur compound, which emits the undesirable odor. Food particles, bacteria, and sulfuric gas all...Read More
The common household toothbrush. Every La Jolla home has at least one, and hopefully, all La Jolla residents are brushing their teeth after each meal. Daily brushing is still the most important thing you can do for your oral health.
It has been said that each toothbrush can contain millions of bacteria. But don’t worry, those bacteria come from our mouths, which harbor equal amounts of bacteria. For a person with a healthy immune system, these bacteria pose no threat.
What is your perception of the patient-dentist relationship? Would you describe it as one-sided? In other words, the dentist examines the patient’s teeth, chooses the course of treatment, and performs the procedure-while the patient is a minor participant.
It Starts With The Atmosphere
At Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry, we don’t do things that way. You will realize the difference when you first walk in our doors. You will discover a...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
Most parents know children’s oral health basics: brush regularly, reduce sugar intake, limit snacking, and get adequate amounts of calcium and Vitamin D. Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry recommends three additional tools for preventing cavities in toddlers and children.
Sealants Fluoride supplements Oral rinses
Resin dental sealants are applied by your dentist. The material bonds to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, preserving the pits and...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
When you go to your drugstore or supermarket looking for toothpaste, mouthwash, teeth whitener, or another oral care product, be sure that the product you pick displays the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance.
Today, we look at 4 ways the ADA seal can help you make good choices for you and your family’s oral health in La Jolla.
1. Products with the seal have to be safe and effective, so you won’t waste your money on something that won’t work, or worse, can...Read More