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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.

Teeth Are Fun: Love Yourself, Your Teeth And You SO, And Show It!


Flossing may not be something you love to do, but it makes real sense if you love yourself and your teeth – and it’s also a great idea if you don’t want rotting food particles in your mouth when you kiss your significant other. If you have oral health issues or think you might, call Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569 for a FREE oral health consultation.

Teeth Are Fun: You Guessed It, Fun Is Our Favorite F Word!


You can have fun flossing and, well, doing a lot of other things that start with F – like flower arranging. But flossing is the only F word that can help you keep your teeth and keep them healthy. See how you’re doing when you call Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569 and come in for your free oral health consultation.

Teeth Are Fun: It’s About What’s On The Inside


Have you ever bought a perfectly ripe avocado and then found out it was actually perfectly rotten inside? Tooth decay can start from the inside and work its way out, and we can’t see it if we don’t take safe, low-radiation digital x-rays. Skipping them is a rotten thing to do. For a free oral health consultation, call Brighton Dental San Diego at (619) 359-6569.

Teeth Are Fun: Teeth Are Meant To Last A Lifetime!


Sure, genetics and environment play a role, but teeth can often last a lifetime if you take care of them – because just like all your other parts, they’re made to last. Fillings, root canals, extractions and more are available when they don’t, however. For a free oral health consultation to see what your mouth needs, call Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569.

Teeth Are Fun: Because Sweetie Threatens To Have The Wise One Removed?


Eating sweets isn’t necessarily always a bad thing. A modest portion of something sweet and satisfying can lead to pleasure that makes your life better – just remember to brush and floss after eating, no matter what you eat. It’s the wise thing to do. For a free oral health consultation to see if your sweet tooth has caused you any damage, call Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569.

Teeth Are Fun: So You Might Not Know About Dental Disease Until…


You could have dental disease and not know about it until… your teeth decay, your gums start to bleed, your breath starts to smell – or until you visit a dental office for a free consultation and see where you stand. For an honest free oral health consultation and advice on what to do next, call Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569.

Root Cause: A New Documentary on The Link Between Root Canals and Systemic Diseases

A root canal tooth is a tooth that’s dead. However, despite being dead, there are a lot of things that go on inside the tooth and what is inside can escape through the roots to the circulatory system. In particular, toxic metabolic waste from pathogens remaining inside the tooth play a part in causing systemic health conditions. This documentary discusses how root canal tooth can lead to systemic diseases by highlighting Frazer Bailey’s story on how he suffered and eventually got relief after finding the root cause.

Frazer, an Australian filmmaker, was once involved in a fight immediately after graduating from high school. During the fight, a number of his front and back teeth were damaged, and one of his injured front teeth needed a root canal procedure. The treatment went well, and everything was fine. However, after some time, Frazer started getting chronic fatigue and panic attacks, and his health began to fall apart. Therefore, he embarked on a journey to try and find answers for his health problems. He tried many things, including conventional medicine, nutritional supplements, spiritual cures, and alternative medicine, but none of them solved his health issues. After a lot of struggle, he came to learn that his health problems originated from the root canal tooth. Therefore, he addressed the “root cause’ and returned to health.

From Frazer’s story and views from experts who have studied this link between infections and systemic health problems, we learn that root canal tooth is usually dead but preserved. The documentary goes on to explain why dental roots harbor bacteria despite undergoing the routine disinfection. To make the matter worse, the tooth is completely sealed hence your body’s immune system cannot fight any infection. Unfortunately, you cannot know that the tooth is infected because its nerves were removed in the procedure.

 

The Link

It is known that the meridian system energetically connects our teeth and gums to the rest of our body, and so does circulation connect our organs and tissues. Therefore, toxins from the bacteria inside the teeth can get into the blood circulation via the roots in the jawbone, causing infections and other health problems.

The experts noted that root canal tooth has been linked to several health conditions including heart disease, cancer, chronic fatigue, autoimmune disorders, stroke, and others. In the film, the experts talk about some of their patients who had gone through the same struggle as Frazer. In one case, a student had developed kidney and bladder infections as a result of the root canal procedure. In another case, a woman developed acute back pain which disappeared when the dentist desensitized the nerve.

New knowledge takes time to be accepted and adopted. This documentary seeks to shed light on the relationship between root canal teeth and systemic health problems to help dentists and patients prevent such health conditions. In addition, more and more studies have found that pathogens or toxins in the tooth can cause problems elsewhere in the body.