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Daily Oral Hygiene: Put Your Heart Into It

In this message from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we remind you of the link between your dental health and your overall health.

Scientists, dentists, and cardiologists have known for years that there is a connection between gum disease and heart problems. However, a recent study analyzed oral health habits and heart disease risk.

Science Daily reported on the study, which analyzed the date from more than 11,000 adult subjects.

Once the data was adjusted for established cardio...Read More

Posted on October 23, 2020 By mark in ,

Get Your Teeth In Shape

Regular exercise is essential to good health. When you’re physically fit then you look better, and more important, you feel better! And as we remind our patients here at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, that goes for keeping your teeth in good shape, too!

If your eyes are the window to your soul, then your mouth may well be the window to your overall health. Research has shown there is a clear link between your dental health and your general health. It is safe to say that good dental...Read More

Posted on October 16, 2020 By mark in ,

Should You Let Your Teen Get An Oral Piercing?

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

Posted on October 9, 2020 By mark in , ,

Let’s Work Together To Keep Your Smile Healthy And Beautiful

At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we remind our patients that good dental health is the result of two things: what we do in our office and what you do at home.

We recommend regular cleanings and checkups here at the office: on average, every six months. Your teeth get a thorough cleaning, and we examine you for any signs of gum disease. Every checkup includes a screening for oral cancer. Some 50,000 people are diagnosed with some form of oral cancer each year.

At home, it’s...Read More

Posted on October 2, 2020 By mark in ,

Treat Oral Infections Early to Prevent Serious Health Consequences

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

Posted on September 25, 2020 By mark in , ,

What You Need To Know About Oral Cancer

Every checkup at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA includes a screening for oral cancer.

Oral cancer refers to cancers in the tongue, mouth, lips, jaw, and throat. Oral cancer is about as serious as it gets. The American Cancer Society estimates that over 39,000 people will be diagnosed with it this year.

Consider this sobering news from the Oral Cancer Foundation:

“The death rate for oral cancer is higher than that of cancers which we hear about routinely such as cervical...Read More

Posted on September 18, 2020 By mark in ,

4 Smile Boosters

Cosmetic dentistry is a term that refers to using proven dental techniques to enhance the appearance of your smile. We have enhanced and improved countless smiles with it at Weston Stewart DDS in La Jolla.

In this post, we’ll highlight four ways that cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile.

Teeth Whitening is quick and non-invasive. External tooth whitening occurs when whitening agents bleach the teeth directly. Dental Implants are titanium posts secured into the jawbone in place...Read More
Posted on September 11, 2020 By mark in ,

Time To Upgrade Your Smile?

Have you thought about upgrading your smile? Cosmetic dentistry from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla offers many outstanding possibilities!

The quickest and least invasive procedure is teeth whitening. The results are dramatic and side effects are few.

If your teeth are slightly crooked, but require no orthodontic work, porcelain veneers could be the answer. Porcelain veneers are translucent, wafer-thin covers that are permanently attached to the front of teeth, correcting chips,...Read More

Posted on September 4, 2020 By mark in ,

Preventing Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is a common problem, not just in children but in adults, too. With daily brushing and flossing, and regular checkups at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, most tooth decay can be prevented.

Blame it on Bacteria

Tooth decay is caused by bacteria. Bacteria live in your mouth and merge with plaque and acids to weaken the enamel coating on your teeth. The breakdown of your tooth enamel can often result in the development of small holes in your teeth which are known as...Read More

Posted on August 28, 2020 By mark in , ,

5 Ways To Prevent A Cracked Tooth

Cracked teeth can be painful, unattractive, and costly to repair. In this blog post from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla we’ll review an easy-to-follow list of tips to keep your teeth whole and strong.

Don’t chew on hard things. Steer clear of ice, hard candies, hard nuts, popcorn, and beef jerky. Watch out for stone fruits—that peach may be soft but if you bite hard into the stone, you could damage a tooth. Wear a mouthguard. If you enjoy pick-up basketball games, indoor soccer...Read More
Posted on August 21, 2020 By mark in , ,

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