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Teeth Are Fun: Maybe Both Are True, Right?


If a dentist tells you that a crown is necessary, you need the top portion of your tooth replaced with a ceramic or metal one so it will look and work better – but that doesn’t mean you’re NOT a prince or princess too. To see where you stand and whether you need any crowns, call Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569 for a free consultation.

Teeth Are Fun: Since You’re Not A Shark, Keep Your Teeth Healthy!


If you were a shark none of this dental hygiene stuff would be necessary – since you could shed your bad or used-up teeth and grow new ones. But that’s not the way humans work at all. See how your one permanent set of teeth is doing and get problems fixed during a free oral health consultation, available by calling Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569.

Teeth Are Fun: Nature? Nurture? Modern Dentistry!


Some people have great teeth from birth and take good care of them. Many people don’t – and that’s OK because modern dentistry can give you the look and function of great teeth when yours have failed you. To see where you stand and what can be done, call Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569 for a free consultation.

Teeth Are Fun: When The Seasons Change, Change Your Toothbrush


Whether you use an electric toothbrush or the old-fashioned kind, frequent replacement means bristles that clean better and means that you to throw away any bacteria, germs and gunk that isn’t washing away – so change your toothbrush when the seasons change and you’ll always remember. No matter what brush you use, contact Brighton Dental in San Diego now at (619) 359-6569 for your free oral health consultation.

Teeth Are Fun: Great Teeth Are Part Of The Complete Package


If you spend hours plucking, waxing and whatever else you to do look your best but don’t spend much time cleaning and taking care of your teeth, you’re neglecting the first things many people notice – and not presenting a complete package to the world. Let us help you determine how healthy and beautiful your teeth are at a FREE consultation, available by calling Brighton Dental in San Diego now at (619) 359-6569.

Teeth Are Fun: If You Don’t Drink, We Apologize…


But we hope you get the idea. Some of life’s moments just won’t come off your teeth without professional help – and we’re here for you when you’re ready to have whiter teeth no matter what you’ve been up to. Contact Brighton Dental in San Diego now at (619) 359-6569 for your free dental and oral health assessment.

Teeth Are Fun: There’s Nothing We Like More Than Talking Teeth (And More!)


We like to talk about teeth, especially how yours can be more beautiful and functional than ever before – but we also look at you as a whole person to make sure you’re doing the best for your body. Innovative, right? Learn more about holistic dentistry when you call Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569 and come in for a free consultation.

Teeth Are Fun: It’s Called A Mouth Mirror, And It’s More Than That


Did you know that engineers often use a mouth mirror to see in spaces too small for their faces? A mouth mirror is also the secret weapon of dentists – who can see with one where you can’t. Let us have a look in your mouth at a free oral health consultation, available by calling Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569.

Teeth Are Fun: Grab Picks, Purse, Laptop And Cup (Magazine With Cactus Optional)


Whenever you’re rushing out the door, there are some things you simply must have to look and feel as you should. While you may not need a mag with a cactus on the cover, a pack of dental picks can be a real lifesaver. See how your teeth are doing by calling Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569 for a FREE oral health consultation.

Cost of Holistic/Biomimetic Dentistry Versus Value for Money

Value for Money in Dentistry

Tdental costshere has been a lot of confusion about what people consider as ‘value for money’ in dentistry. This has been largely influenced by traditional dentistry which has created a certain illusion about ‘value’ being determined by dental insurance. Think about it – does that cheap insurance policy that you have cover the various treatment options your teeth might need?

Traditional dentistry views the jaw, teeth, and gums as one mechanism that’s independent of all other mechanisms such that whenever a problem arises, they can just fix it without thinking about the rest of your body. Unfortunately, this kind of fixing does not last, and patients usually end up going back to the dentist or developing other problems such as chronic diseases. Is that value?

The Cost of Traditional Dentistry

People often find biomimetic dentistry too expensive. However, a couple of years after getting a traditional treatment, they start getting dental problems and realize that the treatment was not good enough to maintain the health of their natural teeth. Unfortunately, this is the scenario that countless patients have experienced and dearly regret not getting a better treatment option in the first place.

While the conventional treatment procedure solves the immediate problem, it does not last for long. The drilling and use of fillings usually damage the tooth, and this is likely to cost you more in the future. Therefore, the cost of traditional dentistry is the cost of the initial examination and treatment plus the cost of all ensuing additional or repeat treatments.

Biomimetic Dentistry

Holistic dentistry uses natural materials to treat decayed, damaged or diseased tooth. However, what really stands out is that, unlike traditional dentistry that damages even the healthy tooth structure, biomimetic seeks to save the maximum healthy tooth structure possible. And this is one of the main reasons why Dr. Woods uses this conservative approach. The procedure mimics the natural tooth functioning and maintains the healthy relationships that exist between different mechanisms within the mouth. Therefore, it does not affect the mouth-body connection hence safe for your holistic body health.

Though the initial examination and treatment cost is higher, biomimetic treatment lasts way longer than traditional treatment. As a result, you don’t incur subsequent costs for extra or repeat treatments. Therefore, you save more in the long run. This is where the difference comes between biomimetic costs and traditional costs.

We cannot insist enough on how important your oral hygiene is to you. And since the mouth and body are connected, oral health is interlinked with your general health, well-being, and quality of life. Dr. Woods takes this very seriously, and therefore, does everything possible to ensure your overall well-being. And what better way than offering holistic dentistry?

Holistic/conservative dentistry seeks to treat the whole patient, and not just the symptoms. Dr. Woods, therefore, addresses the root of the problem to ensure that the problem does not recur nor affect other parts of your body and your overall health. Getting value for money in dentistry is not how much time you spend with the dentist, but rather, how well you’re treated as a whole by the dentist.