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Teeth Are Fun: Don’t Forget Your Oral Health Routine When You’re Sick


Even when you’re feeling bad – like from seasonal allergies – don’t forget to maintain your oral health routine to prevent your teeth and gums from being damaged while your focus is on something else. If you can stop sneezing long enough to contact us, call Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569 for a free dental and oral health consultation.

Teeth Are Fun: Irish Or Not, Stick To An Oral Health Routine


If you have the luck of the Irish (and some Irish people don’t have it!), don’t tempt fate: Brush, floss and use mouthwash so that you can start your day and go to bed with a clean, healthy mouth. To see where your oral health stands now, call Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569 for a free consultation.

Teeth Are Fun: Is Something Eating Away At You?

If you don’t brush and floss before going to bed, the foods of your day could be eating away at your teeth all night long – and that means cavities, costly dental visits and other bad things. For a free consultation to see how much damage has been done already, call Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569.

Teeth Are Fun: Love Your Teeth Or It Will Come Back To Bite You!

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Loving your teeth means taking care of them by brushing, flossing and seeing your dentist regularly – and failing to love them could come back to bite you in the, uh, butt. Getting and keeping your teeth healthy starts with calling Brighton Dental San Diego now at (619) 359-6569 for a free, no-obligation consultation. 

Teeth Are Fun: Slacking On Dental Hygiene Is A Bad Start

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Slacking off on dental hygiene because your morning is too busy and you’re too tired in the evening could start a downward spiral of worsening life problems – all because you didn’t brush and floss. Learn where you stand and what a dentist can to do help when you call (619) 359-6569 and then come in to Brighton Dental San Diego for a FREE consultation.

Teeth Are Fun: Great Teeth Are Part Of Your Best Possible Life

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Self-help gurus, fitness instructors, teachers, parents and everyone else may always be suggesting ways for you to live your best life ever – but that can be tough when your teeth and gums are getting worse and worse. Call Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569 for a FREE consultation – and get healthy between your lips.

The Increasing Popularity Of Adult Braces

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Benefits and Downsides of Adult Braces

Often braces are considered as more applicable among teenagers and children. Rarely do older people think they could use braces. Even people approaching their twenties only consider braces if they have never used them while younger or have gotten into an accident that damaged their teeth later in life. Unknown to many, however, there is an increasing number of adults making an informed decision to enhance the health of their teeth by wearing adult braces. Statistics are revealing this growing trend. 33% of all braces are worn in adult’s mouths.

Health risks arising from crooked teeth

Whatever the reason an adult needs braces, it is not advisable to allow orthodontic or dental problems remain untreated. Highlighted herein are some of the risks that could emanate from uneven teeth, overbites, underbites, poor jaw positions, and overcrowding.

  • Headaches
  • Facial pain
  • Irregular shape of tooth enamel
  • Bone and gum erosion
  • Rising periodontal diseases and tooth decay problems
  • Difficulties cleaning the teeth hence resulting to food accumulation and plaque between teeth
  • Jaw pain
  • The inability to properly chew food can result to gastrointestinal problems
  • Biting, speaking, and chewing problems
  • Earaches
  • TMJ disorders

Most adults think of braces as incredible alternatives for their long term dental health. In order to enjoy extended periods with improved physical and oral health, a few years with the occasional discomfort, expense, and awkwardness of braces are worth the wait.

Benefits of wearing braces

Braces are beneficial in many ways. Some of the advantages of wearing braces include:

Dental correction: Braces conveniently correct dental flaws such as protruding jaws and buck teeth. Braces are also used in aligning crooked jaws. It is said also that braces assist in the strengthening of gums with an objective of making it strong enough to hold teeth in position. Braces also help in the prevention of gap formation between teeth since it helps align each tooth into position. Eventually the teeth get properly aligned hence the brace wearer doesn’t have to contend with poor looking teeth.

Overall oral health: Generally the dental health improves with the use of braces due to their ability to realign teeth and give aesthetic value to the smile within a limited time of wearing them.

Disadvantages of braces

Wearing braces causes dental patients to endure pain and discomfort especially when they are being installed. The metal frame used in making of the braces inflicts some level of pain. The sensitivity of the teeth is propagated by the grinding metal frame used in brace making.

The embarrassment of wearing the braces as an adult cannot escape the wearer as well. There are new alternatives to metal braces. Ceramic braces and plastic braces are far more comfortable to be seen in than metal braces. This said, however, using metal braces is much more advisable because of their durability and ability to last for longer.

Some dentists have suggested clear braces invisible to human eyes. The option of having removable and fixed braces is also being explored.

Teeth Are Fun: Keep Smiling, Keep Flossing…

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Remember the old song “That’s What Friends Are For” from Dionne Warwick: “Keep smiling, keep flossing, knowing you can always count on me, for sure.” That’s not the exact wording, come to think of it, but we can show you exactly how to floss correctly when you come in for your FREE consultation with Brighton Dental in San Diego – so please call (619) 359-6569 now.

Teeth Are Fun: Don’t Miss A Scheduled Cleaning!

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Most people need a good teeth cleaning every 6 months, and missing one can make the next one take longer – and possibly lead to dental health issues that will have you wishing you had saved the date and saved your teeth too. Call Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569 for a free consultation and to schedule your teeth cleaning.