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Happy Teeth Don’t Just Happen

Keeping your teeth clean is a critical factor in maintaining a beautiful smile. One of the benefits of visiting Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla for regular checkups is receiving a thorough teeth cleaning and a review of your brushing habits.

Your Partner in Oral Health

Our dental hygienist can clean and polish your teeth at your biannual dental check-up. The hygienist also helps you keep your teeth clean by assessing their condition and recommending improvements to your daily teeth cleaning...Read More

Posted on September 17, 2021 By mark in , ,

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

The purpose of this article from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla is to de-bunk some of the most common myths about sedation dentistry.

Myth #1: With Sedation Dentistry, You Are Completely Unconscious

Some dental patients are not only afraid of receiving treatment; they also fear the thought of not being in control. We offer different levels of sedation, but none of the sedation options put you completely to sleep.

Myth #2: Dental Sedation Should Only Be Used For Extensive Dental...Read More

Posted on September 10, 2021 By mark in ,

Why a Root Canal Is Not Something To Fear

This post from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla addresses one of the most feared dental procedures: the root canal.

If you find out you need a root canal, don’t panic. When we recommend this procedure, it’s to repair and save a damaged or infected tooth.

Why do people fear root canals? Simple: they have the reputation of being extremely painful. But in most cases, the patient is already in pain because of the damaged or infected tooth. Root canals will eliminate that...Read More

Posted on September 3, 2021 By mark in ,

Raise Your Dental IQ

There are little things you can do every day to raise your Dental IQ and benefit your smile. One simple lesson from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla involves bacteria, and everyone’s mouth has a lot of it.

But don’t worry, bacteria per se isn’t the problem. The critical thing is the balance of bacteria. This is where brushing and flossing come into play. Brush and floss properly each day and you will have a better chance of keeping the appropriate balance.

Other...Read More

Posted on August 27, 2021 By mark in , ,

Overcome Dental Phobia And Achieve A Beautiful Smile

For millions of people, the mere thought of going to the dentist sends their anxiety level through the roof. This emotion can range from anxiety to outright phobia, and can be so intense that some people avoid the dentist entirely. At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we can help with sedation dentistry.

To be blunt, skipping the dentist due to fear is a bad idea. If you don’t see the dentist for regular checkups, you are putting your dental health at risk. Healthy teeth and gums are...Read More

Posted on August 20, 2021 By mark in , ,

Why You Shouldn’t Dread Going To The Dentist

Countless people see their stress levels rise as they anticipate an upcoming dental appointment. It’s so common, in fact, there’s a term for it: dental anxiety. But sedation dentistry from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla can help even severe cases get the dental care they deserve.

Some people get so concerned at the thought of a dental checkup that they’ll put it off for months, even years. In severe cases, they’ll avoid the dentist completely, and trust to daily...Read More

Posted on August 13, 2021 By mark in , ,

Is It All About Flashy Smiles And Trendy Styles?

If you can’t be in Paris, then bring fashion home. Facial fashion, that is. The pouty, the flashy, the sultry, the glamorous, the gleeful. At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla we offer cosmetic dentistry to keeping you looking great and feeling confident.

Few of us were born with perfect teeth. Cosmetic dentistry means using sound dental techniques to improve the appearance of your teeth. Even one procedure can make a big difference to your smile.

The possibilities include:

Teeth...Read More
Posted on August 6, 2021 By mark in ,

Debunking Dental Myths

In this post from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla we focus on three common myths about dental health.

All Sugar Is Equally Bad For Teeth. We all know that sugar increases our risk of tooth decay, but some types are worse than others. Sugar-based foods that sit on the teeth are more dangerous than those that are swallowed immediately. For example, sipping a soda or sucking on a mint can be worse than eating a candy bar all at once. You Don’t Need To Worry About Baby Teeth Because They Will...Read More
Posted on July 23, 2021 By mark in ,

Quirky Dental Facts That May Surprise You

In this blog post from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we share some fun facts about dentistry. Enjoy!

Many dental patients are aware that before there was formal dental training and licensing, barbers often performed dental procedures. But did you know that blacksmiths also moonlighted as dentists? How would you like your dental visit to involve tools used to hammer hot metal? The Mayans were accomplished cosmetic dentists. One smile style in Mayan culture was bejeweled teeth – a...Read More
Posted on July 16, 2021 By mark in ,

What is a Beautiful Smile Worth?

What is a beautiful smile worth? People who have had a smile makeover at West on Spencer DDS in La Jolla say it’s worth every penny of the cost.

Your smile is a part of you that you share with your family, friends, and colleagues every day. An attractive smile creates confidence. If you are uncomfortable with your smile, you waste mental and physical energy trying to hide it.

How would your life improve if you felt comfortable in every social and professional situation?

If...Read More

Posted on July 9, 2021 By mark in ,

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