Category: Preventative Care
Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss, but it’s a treatable condition at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla. Keeping your gums healthy is essential for your overall health, but if you need yet another reason to keep them healthy, we’ve got a doozy.
Scientists have found a connection between a bacteria that causes periodontitis (advanced gum disease) and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Porphyomonas gingivalis is a bacteria that contributes to chronic periodontitis. The...Read More
Today’s article describes how behind-the-scenes dental technology helps us serve our patients.CAD/CAM
CAD (computer-aided design) and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) are used for many restorative services. These include same-day inlays/onlays and crowns.
Dentists who offer dental implants can use CAD/CAM technology in every phase of the dental implant procedure.
CAD/CAM is also used in dental laboratories to fabricate crowns, bridges, implants, veneers, and...Read More
Looking for the best dentist in La Jolla? You can click around on the computer or watch for postcard ads in your mailbox. Even then, the outcome is shaky at best. Finding the best dentist in La Jolla truly hinges on what you are looking for. Are you looking for consistent, professional evaluation? Are you looking for an honest, straightforward diagnosis and treatment proposal? Are you looking for economical dental care without a background agenda?
Don’t let the myriad of dentists throughout...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.
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
Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry and his team in La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe can help with your dental hygiene. Do you think you’re too busy to floss? Here are some tips on when to add it to your schedule.The best time is right before bed, so you remove all of the food of the day. (Remember, your toothbrush doesn’t brush in between your teeth.) Try just after lunch, before you go back to work. Floss while you are in the car sitting in traffic. It’s easier...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
Run your tongue along the gumline behind your lower front teeth. Do you feel a ridge? This is probably tartar or dental calculus. At Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry in La Jolla, we provide quality general dentistry care and perform the most thorough dental cleanings possible and it’s because we know that gum disease can be reversed in its early stages. That’s why it is so important to have regular dental check-ups.
Even if you brush and floss regularly,...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
You may not realize this, but your child’s dental health in La Jolla is important to their overall health and well being. At Weston Spencer DDS – Conservative Comprehensive Dentistry, we love working with you and your children to ensure a healthy smile for life. Why? Because the health of your child’s teeth and gums affects their speech development, eating habits, and confidence.First Visit Before Age One
Pediatric dental care is important, and that is why we recommend bringing...Read More