For the best possible dental health, you should see us at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla twice a year for a cleaning and exam. It’s our chance to make sure you’re brushing and flossing properly, and your chance to discuss any dental health concerns you may have.
During the checkup we look for any new cavities that may have appeared since your last visit. We might take X-rays, although this is not done at every visit. We’ll examine your gums, too, for any signs of gum...Read More
Are floss picks as good as regular floss? While it’s better to use a floss pick than to not floss at all, it’s important to note that floss picks can only clean a part of the tooth’s surface. At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we recommend traditional floss or tape. Here’s why:
A floss pick holds just a small piece of floss stretched in a straight line. But teeth are rounded, with occasional irregularities. A straight segment of floss just won’t conform to the...Read More
Chompers. Pearly Whites. Dents. Gnashers. Grill. There are lots of nicknames for teeth, and that’s okay; we use them all the time, at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla. Whatever you call them, take good care of them so they last!
Making time in your busy day to brush and floss is a habit that will pay off throughout your life. You’ll prevent tooth decay, plaque buildup, and gum disease, not to mention bad breath.
Brushing and flossing twice a day will help keep your teeth...Read More
There are three dental health issues that affect as many as a third of all Americans. At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla we want all of our patients to have healthy teeth and gums. If any of these common issues affect you, tell us. We can do something about it.
The problems were identified by the Health Policy Institute, which is part of the American Dental Association. In a survey of fifteen thousand people from all walks of life, they asked about problems with teeth and gums.
The top...Read More
Mother Theresa once said that peace begins with a smile. How do you feel about your smile? Are you at peace with it? If you think there is room for improvement, talk to us about cosmetic dentistry options at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla.
Cosmetic dentistry refers to a range of procedures we use to create positive changes to your teeth and smile. The procedures are always done with your dental health in mind; it never diminishes the function of your teeth.
Even one small cosmetic...Read More
If you would like to perk up your smile, consider having your teeth whitenened at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla. The results may surprise you!A Smile You Want to Show Off
A whiter smile can dramatically improve your smile. Many of our patients feel more self-confident in personal and professional settings with their new, whiter smiles. Who doesn’t need another reason to smile?
Of course, there are a lot of over-the-counter whitening products in any drugstore, and most of them...Read More
Life gets busy. Sometimes it seems impossible to keep up with everything you need to do. At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we understand that. (Life gets busy for us, too!) But we encourage you to think twice before you cancel or postpone a dental checkup because you think it’s less important than the twenty other items on your to-do list.
Twice-yearly dental exams are essential for keeping your smile in great shape!
You might say: “But my teeth feel...Read More
Looking for a new dentist? Maybe you’re new in town, or maybe you’re just looking for a change. Whatever the reason, Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla has some suggestions you may find useful.
It isn’t a decision you want to make lightly. Ideally you should establish a relationship that you can count on for years to come. Asking your family and friends is a tried-and-true method, but since that’s one of the first things you’re likely to think of, we’ll share a...Read More
Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Nearly half of Americans over the age of thirty have gum disease in some form. Fortunately, it’s a treatable condition at Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla.What do your gums do?
Gum tissue has an important job. It protects the roots of your teeth and provides a barrier for the connective tissues and ligaments that hold your teeth in their sockets. It also protects the alveolar bone in which your teeth are anchored.What is gum...Read More
Many of us go to great lengths to stay healthy and stop, or at least slow down, the aging process. Whether it’s a surgical procedure, hair implants, or just working out at the gym, we do what we can to maintain a youthful appearance. At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we can help with porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic or composite resin. We custom fit each one to go over the front part of your teeth, giving them a youthful, completely natural...Read More