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
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
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
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
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
Why do so many current patients recommend Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla to friends and family?
When you ask a friend or neighbor ‘Who is your dentist?’, the answer is usually followed up with an explanation about whether or not they like their dentist and whether they would recommend them.
Patients analyze a dental practice on the dentist’s chairside manner, experience, skill, the services offered, location, atmosphere, wait times, and availability of dental...Read More
Regular brushing and flossing is essential for good dental health. But a toothbrush can’t reach into every small groove and depression in your teeth, especially the really bumpy back teeth. That’s where sealants from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA can be invaluable.
Dental sealants are a protective coating applied to the biting surfaces of the teeth. Think of them as an added layer of protection: they help to prevent cavities from forming. Studies have shown that using...Read More
Do you think your teeth are too stained for teeth whitening to have any effect? Think again. At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA, we whiten smiles for our patients every day.
There are two basic types of teeth stains: extrinstic, and intrinsic.Extrinsic stains are on the surfaces of your teeth: discolorations caused by dark colored foods and drinks, smoking, and normal aging. Intrinsic stains form on the inside but can be seen from the outside. Tetracycline, excessive fluoride, trauma,...Read More
Everyone wants to have a good experience when they go to the dentist, whether it’s for something simple like a cleaning and checkup or more extenstive dental work. At Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, the patient experience is important to us.
We strive for excellence in everything we do. What are some of the things that set us apart?A Great Staff
Your experience with us begins when you schedule your very first appointment. Whether it’s online or by telephone, our friendly...Read More
Here’s a reminder from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla: when you go to the store for oral care products, make sure your purchase carries the seal of the American Dental Association.
You can depend on the American Dental Association (ADA), which only places its seal on a product after it has been evaluated to be safe and effective. This means that companies have to meet standards even higher than those required by law.
Making sure to purchase products with the seal is practically...Read More