At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, we want to see each one of our patients for a cleaning and checkup twice a year. Most of the time we try to get you to schedule your next appointment even as you leave the office from your latest one. There are some very good reasons for that.
Along with daily brushing and flossing, six-month cleanings and checkups are the best way to ensure you have good dental health. That means clean teeth with no cavities, and pink healthy gums.
Most appointments begin...Read More
It doesn’t have to take a lot of time to improve your oral hygiene. In fact, Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA has 6 dental health tips that will take 10 seconds or less, and can greatly improve your chances of preventing cavities and gum diseaseFind a Better Place for your Toothbrush: Look around. In 10 seconds you can probably find 5 places to set your toothbrush that will allow air drying and can inhibit the growth of microorganisms that a closed, moist environment would...Read More
In this post from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA , we begin with something we’d classify as Murphy’s Law: one of those things that’s bound to happen.
You leave the house on a pressing errand, looking completely disheveled. Inevitably, you bump into someone you know. How do you feel in your ill-fitting sweatpants and stained T-shirt?
Attractive clothing, well-groomed hair, and a fit body boost morale for most people. But do you know what others notice first? Your...Read More
Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA is staffed by committed health care professionals who want the best possible dental health for every one of our patients. We work hard to earn your trust! With daily home care and regular checkups in our office, your teeth can last a lifetime.
As you may know, the link between dental health and overall health is well-established. That means good dental health has benefits that last.Regular Checkups
Twice-yearly dental appointments allow us to keep...Read More
We treat all of our patients royally here at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, but some of them receive actual crowns. Not what a king or queen wears, of course, but crowns for their teeth!
Crowns are sometimes called caps, and they’re placed over a tooth to restore its shape and strength, and to improve its overall appearance. They are useful for a many problems:Protect a weak tooth from decay, breaking, or to hold together a cracked tooth. Provide durability to a tooth with a...Read More
One of the most common requests we get at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA is for teeth whitening, one of our cosmetic dentistry services.
Everyone, it seems, would like to have teeth that are whiter. Our teeth tend to grow dull or get stained as the years go by: it’s just an unfortunate fact of life.
There are three types of stains on teeth:Extrinsic stains are on the surface of teeth. They’re the easiest to remove, and are caused by things like coffee, tea, wine,...Read More
It’s no secret that many dread going to the dentist. Whether they associate dental visits with shame, pain, or financial drain, they avoid it at all costs. At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, we encourage all our patients to see their dentist regularly. This way, you can prevent more uncomfortable dental procedures, like fillings and root canals.
Though it sounds backwards, the truth is that you protect against dental pain by seeing your dentist regularly–even...Read More
The condition known as dry mouth is fairly common, and has some common causes. It can be really uncomfortable, and can also pose a threat to your dental health. Here are some tips from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA.
The medical term for dry mouth is xerostomia, which is pronounced zero-STO-me-ah. Some of its causes include:Medications: It’s a common side effect of some drugs, which is a really good reason to read the labels. Lifestyle Choices: Physical exertion coupled with...Read More
Have you ever heard the phrase ‘I’d rather have a root canal’ to describe something painful or unpleasant? At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, we perform root canal therapy for our patients and many report minimal discomfort.
Root canal procedures have advanced significantly in recent years. For many patients, the procedure is no more stressful than getting a filling.
How do you know if you need a root canal? You should talk to us immediately if you experience...Read More
When people get mouth sores, one of the things they can do while waiting for it to heal is evaluate what they’re eating and make some changes. Here are some tips from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA that can help minimize the discomfort of eating and help to increase the speed of healing.Eat Soft Or Pureed Foods: Don’t worry, you won’t have to eat baby food. Plenty of adult dishes fit the bill. Yogurt, mashed potatoes, smoothies are good choices. Keep Your Meals Bland: It...Read More