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Teeth Are Fun: Baby, Brush Even If It’s Cold Outside


It’s no fun getting ready in the cold, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect your oral health routine, which should include flossing, brush and regular checkups at a gentle dental clinic. Baby, it may be cold outside, but your teeth need you! Learn how your teeth and mouth are doing during your free oral health consultation, available by calling Brighton Dental San Diego at (619) 359-6569.

Teeth Are Fun: Your Teeth And Your Whole Body Will Thank You!


Junk food is, well, junk. It rots your teeth and damages your body in a lot of other ways too. You’ll feel better if you push aside junk foods for 21 days – so much better that perhaps you’ll never go back to eating all that bad stuff. And your teeth will thank you! See how your teeth and gums are doing now with a free oral health consultation, available by calling Brighton Dental San Diego at (619) 359-6569.

Teeth Are Fun: Root Canal Therapy Helps Make You Feel Better


If you’ve heard horror stories about root canal therapy, you must have been talking to someone really old or someone who wants to scare you. Root canals aren’t painful or barbaric anymore – in fact, they’re designed to relieve pain and restore function. Plus, there are alternatives to root canals that we can discuss during your free oral health consultation from Brighton Dental San Diego. Please call (619) 359-6569 now.

Teeth Are Fun: We’re Toothpaste Experts, You Know!


We aren’t just dental and oral health experts, we’re toothpaste experts too. Minty toothpaste can remove the smell of garlic, onions and even fish from your hands when rubbed on gently. Just don’t reuse that bit of paste for brushing! Please don’t come to us for more household cleaning tips, but if you need a teeth cleaning, start the process with a free oral health consultation from Brighton Dental in San Diego, (619) 359-6569.

Teeth Are Fun: Effort, Like Toothpaste, Is Best When You Use Plenty


Honestly, we don’t care whether you squeeze every drop out of your toothpaste tube. What we do care about, however, is that you put some effort into cleaning and maintaining your teeth. Just a couple of minutes could mean a healthier you. Learn more at your free oral health consultation, available by calling Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569.

Teeth Are Fun: Add An Equals Sign Between These Two Phrases


Healthy gums equal healthy teeth in many cases, so do all you can to protect both from harm. For the best oral and dental health, you need to floss, brush and get professional dental cleanings and treatment to keep everything in your mouth – and your whole body, actually – in tip-top condition. It all starts with contacting Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569 for your free oral health consultation.

Teeth Are Fun: Celery Is Stiffer Than Some Toothbrushes, You Know…


We made that up, but it’s probably right. Have you heard that eating celery burns more calories than you get from it? While that’s not exactly true, it’s definitely true that eating celery can help remove debris from your teeth and mouth – just like a dog treat cleans a dog’s mouth. Ruff. For a pro opinion of your teeth, contact Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569 for your free oral health consultation.

How Root Canals and Cavitations Can Encourage Lyme Disease

Common dental problems many people find themselves having are root canals and cavitations. While these are similar issues, they also are very different. Because of this, it might be a little difficult to fully understand what they are and how they can be treated, especially if you have Lyme disease. This article will explore more behind these two problems and how you can have them treated by Dr. Woods.

root canal xrayWhat are Root Canals and Cavitations?

Root canals are when the pulp of the tooth becomes infected, usually because of bacteria. Your dentist will work to remove the infected area causing inflammation, disinfect it, and then seal the opening up so bacteria does not continue to cause problems.

Cavitations are a bit difficult to tell if you have sometimes. They involve a hole being formed into the bottom of the tooth near the jaw by harmful bacteria. However, the one major problem about them is that they can often go undetected unlike root canals. Many people might not realize they have this dental issue because there are often no visible symptoms and they can’t be detected without the help of X-rays.

Signs of Lyme Disease in the Body

One of the first places you’ll find symptoms of Lyme disease is in the mouth. Some of the most common symptoms include a dry mouth, tooth sensitivity, inflamed gums, and even facial paralysis.

How Infected Root Canals and Cavitations Can Hurt Lyme Disease Treatment

Surprisingly, root canals and cavitations can actually discourage Lyme disease treatment from working. The mouth is connected to your body’s immune system which is attacked by Lyme disease. Sometimes dental treatments can harbor bacteria that ruins your Lyme disease treatment because they invite certain chemicals into your mouth, such as when you get metal fillings for root canals.

Root canals are an infected area around a tooth. Because of this, they often have openings which encourage bacteria to grow in it. This can actually cause it to get into the bloodstream and form many other problems down the road if not treated immediately, such as severe swelling in the mouth.

If you have a cavitation, these can especially be harmful to your recovery. This is because these holes can prevent the treatment from protecting your brain from the disease which can encourage more bacteria to grow in your body. Because of their strange location beneath the tooth, it can also make it a bit difficult for Lyme disease treatment to reach all areas of your body which can prevent the treatment from being effective.

How to Treat These Problems

The first step to treating these problems is to talk with your dentist. Your dentist already understands the connections between Lyme disease and root canals or cavitations so they can create a treatment plan that will work best for you.

Most of the time, surgery will be recommended so the dead and infected area can be removed. Another option you might be recommended to try is ozone therapy. Dr. Woods can help you with your most holistic alternatives, just call 619-359-6569 for a free consultation.

Teeth Are Fun: The Point Is That It’s All Part Of Getting Ready


Sure, you could use dental floss as shoelaces, we suppose. But the real point of this graphic is that you wouldn’t leave home with your shoes untied, so you shouldn’t leave without a pack of dental floss either. It’s part of getting ready, right? Could have used a better graphic perhaps. Getting your teeth ready to face the world starts by contacting Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569 for your free oral health consultation.

Teeth Are Fun: Is It A 3-Step Recipe For Success In Life?


Actually, it makes the most sense to floss first, then brush to thoroughly remove the debris that floss loosens. But whatever. The point is that you need to do both to have a great smile. See how you’re doing and get your teeth fixed if necessary for the best smile possible. Get started by contacting Brighton Dental in San Diego now at (619) 359-6569 for your free oral health assessment.