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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.

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.

Teeth Are Fun: Teeth Start To Form As Soon As Your Do!

It’s true: Teeth start to form in the womb, which might make some women think twice about getting pregnant – but more importantly, it’s a fact that will make you want to stay healthy during pregnancy so your child has great teeth you can be proud of. For a free oral health consultation during pregnancy or at any stage in life, call Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569.

Biomimetic Dentistry: Frequently Asked Questions

biomimetic restorationDr. Woods is an experienced dentist and prefers to use a conservative approach when it comes to dealing with dental distress. While sometimes it’s inevitable to lose a tooth or two, biomimetic dentistry provides great options to maintain the tooth structure. Below, Dr. Woods answers some of the most frequently asked questions regarding biomimetic dentistry.

What does biomimetic dentistry mean?

Biomimetic dentistry is a conservative dental care technique that focuses on fixing and sealing weak, broken and decayed teeth in a more natural way. This means preserving more of your natural teeth and using the remaining natural teeth structure during the procedure.

Is biomimetic dentistry better than traditional dentistry?

Biomimetic dentistry is better in that it utilizes the modern technologies of advanced adhesives and ceramics. While traditional dentistry uses bulky porcelain crowns, biomimetic uses smaller onlays that work like actual teeth. In addition, the techniques used in traditional dentistry can make the tooth crack and leak over time, allowing bacteria to invade your teeth. On the contrary, biomimetic methods are more effective and long-lasting.

Who invented biomimetic dentistry?

The basic principles and techniques of this dental practice were developed by researchers from top universities in various countries. However, the techniques were promoted and advanced by researchers from the United States and Europe.

How does biomimetic dentistry differ from traditional dentistry?

Traditional dentistry involves fillings, dental crowns, and root canal procedures, which can cause damage to a healthy tooth structure. On the contrary, biomimetic dentistry involves using minimally invasive procedures and utilizing the remaining natural tooth structure.

How much time do biomimetic procedures take compared to traditional dentistry procedures?

Biomimetic dentistry is a conservative technique that eliminates time-consuming procedures such as root canals. Therefore, the procedure takes less time than traditional methods. In addition, unlike traditional restoration that requires at least two visits, the biomimetic procedure is done in one visit. The method also has longer lasting results.

The only part of the procedure that takes more time than the traditional method is the initial repair as it involves careful reconstruction of the tooth, layer by layer to create stronger teeth.

Does my insurance cover biomimetic procedures?


The procedures are billed just like those of traditional dentistry. Most insurance companies view biomimetic procedures as ceramic filling.

Is biomimetic more costly?

Biomimetic restoration is actually cheaper than the traditional procedure in the long term. Biomimetic restorations are of higher quality and are longer lasting than traditional restorations which require expensive repair or replacements.

What if I have old fillings?

Dr. Woods suggests that old fillings that start showing signs of damage should be replaced using biomimetic procedure immediately. The earlier you treat them, the better the results and the cheaper the procedure.

Why should I choose biomimetic dentistry?

Having been in the dentistry field for many years, Dr. Woods has performed both traditional dentistry and biomimetic dentistry. And from his experience, he found out that the biomimetic method can resolve most of the shortcomings associated with traditional dentistry.

Biomimetic restoration treat damaged teeth in a way that our bodies would repair it naturally. This involves getting rid of the damaged parts and using correct bonding and sealing methods.

Other reasons why you should choose biomimetic dentistry include:

  • It causes little or no pain
  • It’s has a high long-term success rate
  • It’s more cost-effective
  • Woods can add shine and shape for a better look

For a free Biomimetic dental consultation with Dr. Woods, call 619-359-6569

Teeth Are Fun: Lemons Do More To Your Mouth Than Make It Pucker

Citric acid can damage your teeth, leading to cavities in an otherwise healthy mouth – and expensive dental bills for restorations you might not have needed otherwise. So brush and floss after eating lemons or lemon juice – or anything else – and call Dr. Paige Woods and Brighton Dental San Diego at (619) 359-6569 for a free consultation on your dental and oral health.

Teeth Are Fun: Prevent And Get Rid Of Stains For Beautiful Teeth!

Prevent stains if you can, brush and floss after meals to remove staining foods right away and consider using diluted hydrogen peroxide to maintain good oral health and bubble away minor staining – then see a dentist, not some spa in the mall, for professional teeth whitening. Learn more and get a free dental health consultation from Brighton Dental San Diego by calling (619) 359-6569.