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Teeth Are Fun: Just Because You Don’t See The Staining Right Away…

It’s true: White wine contains an acid that contributes to teeth staining and can also damage tooth enamel, so follow this advice. Or better yet, pass on the wine altogether and enjoy the intoxicating refreshingness of a glass of water. To see what can be done for your stained or damaged teeth, contact Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569 for your free dental health consultation.

Teeth Are Fun: Important, Important, Important!

We say it so often because it’s important. So no matter what font we put it in or how many different kinds of graphic elements we put around it, please remember to brush, floss and get regular dental checkups. Really. Really. Really. See how you’re doing with a free oral health assessment, available when you call Brighton Dental San Diego at (619) 359-6569.

Teeth Are Fun: Even The Anatomy Of A Tooth Is Remarkable

We tend to think of a tooth as one thing, but it has several layers, parts and supporting structures, making each a remarkable work of art that deserves careful attention. If your teeth don’t look or feel like works of art, we can help. It all starts with a free dental and oral health assessment, available when you call Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569.

Teeth Are Fun: Give Your Friends And Family The Gift Of Your Smile

Your friends and family deserve the best possible version of you, not one that has rotten and dirty teeth that even a property tax assessor doesn’t deserve. (Or insert a gentle jibe at whoever gets your goat right now.) Resolve your dental and oral health issues for a life Ms. Angelou would have approved of. It all starts with a FREE oral health consultation, available by calling Brighton Dental San Diego now at (619) 359-6569.

Teeth Are Fun: Here’s A Lesson In How To Brush Them Right

Maybe you weren’t expecting a lesson in how to brush your teeth right now, but why not take a moment to make sure you’re following the best teeth-cleaning techniques? When you’re ready for a pro cleaning and the restorations you need for total dental health, contact Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569 for your free dental and oral health assessment.

Teeth Are Fun: We’re Totally OK With Dad Jokes!

Is this more of a dad joke or a preschooler joke? But do preschoolers know about dental crowns and their ability to restore teeth that can’t be restored any other way? Whatever. The joke isn’t that funny, but a crown is really useful. Learn more at free oral health consultation. Make an appointment by calling Brighton Dental San Diego now at (619) 359-6569.

Teeth Are Fun: Don’t Fall Victim To A Silent Epidemic!

People may not complain about their teeth very much or mention that they really need a dental cleaning, but 25 percent of us need help with our teeth right now. And 75 percent of us have gum disease that needs treatment. Get started on the pathway toward total health with a free oral health consultation, available by calling Brighton Dental San Diego now at (619) 359-6569.

Teeth Are Fun: Can’t You Put Your Phone Down For 2 Minutes?

All you need is 2 minutes twice a day to brush, floss and improve your oral health. Your mouth and everyone you meet will thank you for doing the right thing. So why not look away from Facebook and Instagram long enough to improve your health? Get even more help at a free oral health consultation, available by calling Brighton Dental in San Diego now at (619) 359-6569.

What is Biomimetic Dentistry?

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The term biomimetic simply means to mimic nature. It is derived from two Greek words whereby “bio” means life and “mimesis” means to imitate. Biomimetics thus involves the study of biological structures and functions with the purpose of producing similar products for solving human problems. Materials formed through this technique are referred to as biomimetic materials. Humans have used the concept of biomimetics in various fields. One example is the study of birds as an inspiration for the construction of flying devices.

Biomimetic dentistry is a tooth conserving dentistry that uses modern technologies and dental materials to preserve teeth by mimicking the teeth structure and function. The teeth are not able to naturally repair on their own unlike other part of the body. Biomimetic dentistry thus aims to conserve and protect most of the tooth structure. Biomimetic materials are used to replace lost dental tissues as well as for regeneration of dental structures

The Aim of Biomimetics Dentistry

The main aim of biomimetic dentistry is to preserve and conserve tooth structure and restore it to the original function strength and esthetic. Conventional dentistry involves drilling and filing the tooth which may cause even more harm in the long run. The decayed teeth are restored with rigid materials without putting into considerations the biomechanics of the tooth. These may cause the tooth to crack leading to complications. With biomimetics dentistry, the fractured and decayed part is removed, and the tooth is restored using biomimetics materials. This makes the teeth strong and seals them from bacterial invasion.

History of Biomimetic Dentistry

The history of biomimetics dates back in the 1950s when an American biophysicist, Otto Schmitt, invented the concept. He was able to develop the Schmitt trigger by researching about the nerves in a squid and tried to invent a device which is a replica. In 1960 Jack Steel came up with a similar term ‘bionics’ which has a similar meaning to biomimetics. In 1969 Otto Schmitt used the term for the first time in a research paper. The term finally entered the Webster Dictionary in 1974 and was later popularized by a scientist called Janine Benyns in her book ‘Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature.

Biomimetic Materials

Biomimetic materials can be used for restoration and regenerative purposes. Restorative materials are used to fill up damaged and decayed teeth to their structure, functionality as well as strength. Such materials include glass ionomer cement, biodentine ceramics doxadents and bioactive glass, among others. Regenerative technologies enable the formation of new tissues and include stem cell therapy, pulp implantation, and the use of Endosequence Root repair materials.

Benefits of Biomimetic Dentistry

  1. Preserves tooth structure

Biomimetic techniques are all about conserving most of your teeth. Only the decay and damage is removed, and the biomimetic materials bonded to the natural tooth structure.

  1. Minimizes root canal

Through biomimetic dentistry your tooth will be sealed from bacteria invasion; hence there are fewer chances of needing a root canal.

  1. Uses advanced adhesion techniques

Biomimetic dentistry uses advanced adhesion techniques which give better long lasting results and prevents premature failures, saving your tooth structure for a long time.

  1. Ability to handle functional stress

The improved materials are non-shrinkable and strong hence can handle all functions.


The best dentistry is one that involves is minimally invasive procedures thus preventing further harm on the patient’s teeth. This is what biomimetic techniques are all about, and what Dr. Woods specializes in. For a free consultation, call 619-359-6569.