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Teeth Are Fun: Yellow Teeth Aren’t Necessarily Unhealthy

The dentin inside healthy teeth is slightly yellowish, and some of it shows through. As you age and enamel gets thinner, more of it may show through, meaning teeth can naturally yellow as the years pass by. If that’s no OK with you, that’s fine. Contact Brighton Dental San Diego at (619) 359-6569 for a free oral health consultation, and we can talk about teeth whitening too.

Teeth Are Fun: Two and Two Is All You Need

Remember when Chuck Woolery used to say that Love Connection would return in “two and two.” No? It’s not critical that you do. But during those 2 minutes and 2 seconds, he would have had just enough time to brush his teeth. Anyone wonder if that’s what he did? For a free oral health consultation to see how you’re doing with your teeth and gums, call Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569.

Teeth Are Fun: Big Smile! Happy Face! Perturbed Face!

How would you describe your breath using only emojis? If you think it’s great but realize that maybe it’s just OK and finally decide it’s not so nice at all, use a bit of mouthwash and see what happens. If your bad breath doesn’t go away, you could have a serious medical or oral health issue, so call Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569 for a free oral health consultation – and take control of how you smell.

Teeth Are Fun: Bad Breath Is A Sign Of Disease But Can Be Cured!

Bad breath is often a sign of gum disease, tooth decay and other oral health conditions, many of which can be cured, restored or successfully brought under control – so that you’re ready for your closeup and for kissing too. To learn more and for a free oral health consultation, call Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569.

Effective Treatment for Dental Cavitations

cavitation jaw boneWhat is a Cavitation?

After a tooth extraction, the bone is supposed to regrow and fill up the spaces where the tooth once was. However, this is always not the case. The area may not heal or fill properly causing a hole or a spongy place in the jawbone known as a cavitation. It’s an area of dead bone and bone marrow. These holes occur when the periodontal ligament left behind blocks growth of new bone cutting off circulation of blood to the area. Expert postulate that this may be as a result of the presence of the periodontal membrane which causes the bone cells to have the notion that the tooth is still there.

Cavitations can also be found in other bone in the body, and can be initiated by almost anything that disrupts the bone tissues. Initiating factors includes but not limited to physical trauma, dental injections, bacteria trauma, anesthetic byproducts, and high-speed drilling. Predisposing factors include age chemotherapy for cancer, clotting disorders, bone dysplasia, and Lyme disease among others.

Inside a Cavitation

Cavitations are a breeding ground for bacteria. Inside the cavitation, anaerobic bacteria thrive and grow to produce metabolic waste which is toxic. These toxins are circulated throughout the body resulting in significant systematic effects. Cavitations have been found to cause chronic facial pain and can affect the body’s overall system by blocking the body’s energy meridians. The toxins produced can cause muscle and joint inflammations, migraines, digestion problems, and other chronic health conditions. The toxins have also been found to have adverse effects on the immune system. Research has shown that cavitations may harbor a large amount of mercury and other heavy metals. When some of the toxins combine with the mercury or other chemicals and heavy metals, more potent toxins may form.

Identifying Cavitations

Cavitations do not display the common effects of an infection such as swelling, redness or even increasing body temperature. They cannot be identified by visual inspection but can sometimes be detected by an x-ray. When an x-ray is taken, the tissue left behind once the tooth has been removed can form an image that looks like the shadow of a tooth. This phantom image sometimes indicates a cavitation. Unless the dentist is specifically looking for cavitation, the x-ray would appear without any issues. Other means of identifying cavitations includes the use of CAVITAT scanners, and Spect scans among others.

For diagnosis, a biopsy is surgically debrided from the area and a pathological review conducted. Once a cavitation is diagnosed we start the treatment. Different methods including surgery of the area can be used to treat the cavitations, depending on each patient’s situation.

Benefits of Cavitation Treatment

Cavitations have been found to cause adverse health issues; thus getting treatment for cavitations can have a lot of benefits. Cavitations treatment results in significant pain reduction. The treatment also provides relief for conditions that are associated with cavitation including trigeminal neuralgia, migraines, chronic sinusitis, and phantom toothache pain. It also helps eliminate toxins which can cause serious health conditions.

For a free cavitation treatment consultation with Dr. Woods, call 619-359-6569

Teeth Are Fun: Don’t Blame It On The Kids!

If the candy in your house keeps going missing, don’t blame the kids because it’s probably your spouse who ate it all – or maybe it was you. All that sugar can do a number on everyone’s teeth if you don’t brush, floss and get them checked regularly, so call Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569 for a free oral health consultation to see where you stand.

Teeth Are Fun: Tongue Prints Are As Unique As Fingerprints!

You may not know that your tongue print is as unique as your fingerprint – but just be glad we know about the fingerprint thing or they’d be inking up your tongue down at the precinct if you were ever accused of a crime. Make sure your teeth, gums and tongue are healthy by calling Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569 for a free oral health consultation.

Teeth Are Fun: Female Dentists Are Part Of A Long History

In Iowa in 1866, Lucy Beaman Hobbs because the first woman in the United States to be licensed as a dentist – after first being denied the chance to go to dental school and eventually being mostly privately tutored. Dr. Paige Woods knows she’s following in a proud and hard-fought tradition and wants to serve you – male or female – so contact Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569 for a free consultation.

Teeth Are Fun: Slugs Have Teeth On Their Tongues!

It really sounds impractical to have your teeth on your tongue, yet it works out perfectly for slugs, which are designed that way for a reason, we suppose. If you’re concerned that something in your mouth isn’t as it should be, don’t be a slug – instead, call Brighton Dental San Diego at (619) 359-6569 for a free oral health consultation.