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Want To Perk Up Your Smile?

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

Posted on December 4, 2020 By mark in , ,

3 Reasons Not To Skip A Dental Checkup

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

Posted on November 27, 2020 By mark in , ,

How To Choose A Dentist

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

Posted on November 20, 2020 By mark in , ,

Periodontal Disease Is Linked To Systemic Diseases

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
Posted on November 13, 2020 By mark in , ,

A Fast Anti-Aging Treatment

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

Posted on November 6, 2020 By mark in , ,

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 , ,

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