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Teeth Are Fun: A Clean Tongue Is Part Of A Clean Mouth!

So you’ve taken our advice, and you brush and floss regularly. But do you clean your tongue – with a tongue scraper or spoon to get rid of all the debris? Doing this is part of a completely clean mouth and can even make food taste better. Learn more fascinating secrets of great oral health when you come in for your free oral health assessment, available by calling Brighton Dental San Diego at (619) 359-6569.

Teeth Are Fun: And 100 Percent Of People Notice Your Smile Eventually!

OK, so maybe you don’t notice a smile first thing – even though most people do. But you notice it eventually. So why neglect yours? If you think it’s too far gone or that the fix will be too expensive, you may be surprised how simple some dental fixes are now. Learn more when you contact Brighton Dental San Diego at (619) 359-6569 for your free oral health assessment.

Teeth Are Fun: You Probably KnewThis, Didn’t You?

It’s not that we think you don’t know this. You’ve probably heard it before. It’s that we’re recommending smiling rather than frowning – because it shows off your healthy, white, beautiful teeth. If yours aren’t so great, we can help – and things will look and feel better from day one. Contact Brighton Dental in San Diego now at (619) 359-6569 for your free dental and oral health assessment.

Teeth Are Fun: Sorry, But Bad Oral Health Is (At Least Partially) Your Fault

We hate to mention it, but your poor oral health is your fault – because you don’t eat right, take care of your teeth and see a dentist regularly. But we’re not about placing blame or making accusations. We start from today, right now, and work to make things better for you. Make a fresh start with your oral health by contacting Brighton Dental San Diego at (619) 359-6569 for your free oral health assessment.

Teeth Are Fun: This Fact Is Proven To Us Every Day

And this isn’t just Dr. Paige Woods talking. We see every day that people who feel better about their teeth are happier and more self-confident – and they’re healthier too. Couldn’t you use more of these positive attributes in your life? Yes, we all could. Let us help you. It all starts when you contact Brighton Dental San Diego at (619) 359-6569 for your free dental health assessment.

How Biomimetic Dentistry Has Improved Traditional Dental Restoration

multiple biomimetic fillingsGetting a tooth restoration helps you to get your tooth fixed, but in most cases of traditional dental procedures, it usually comes with some negative effects on your tooth structure. Biomimetic dentistry aims at treating the affected tooth without destroying the tooth’s natural structure. It is a minimally invasive method that is based on emulating nature’s design when repairing tooth decay or damage.

Here are five ways the biomimetic approach has improved traditional restorations.

Safer Mercury-Free Fillings

Although the FDA says that the level of mercury in amalgam fillings is not high enough to harm patients, we all know that mercury can have harmful effects on the digestive, nervous and immune systems, as well as on your lungs and kidneys, especially in children and pregnant women. In fact, studies have shown that dentists and the people who work with amalgam fillings are at high risk of being affected. Therefore, composite fillings are a safer and healthier choice. They are free of mercury and mimic the natural tooth’s appearance hence keeping your smile healthy and looking good. In addition, tooth-colored fillings preserve the remaining tooth structure.

Dental Sealants

Biomimetic dentistry also involves sealing and bonding teeth to protect them from cavities, especially in children and people with dental anxiety. The process uses a tooth sealant, which is a thin composite resin that’s applied on the chewing surfaces to protect teeth against the build-up of germs and food particles. The application follows a careful procedure to ensure the effectiveness of the sealants.  A technique called air abrasion is used to meticulously clean the tooth, getting rid of all bacteria, plaque, and decay, without destroying the healthy tooth structure. This technique is non-invasive, brief, and painless. Once the dentist cleans and examines the tooth, the composite coating is bonded to the tooth.

Regular Dental Visits

In line with preventive dentistry, biomimetic dentists prefer to prevent dental problems before they occur or treating them at their earliest stages. Other than brushing your teeth regularly, it’s important to go for cleaning and checkups at least once in six months. This way, the dentist will detect any issues early in advance and treat them before they completely destroy your teeth. You will protect your teeth from decay, damage, or other aesthetic problems.

Tooth Onlays

Biomimetic dentists do not restore teeth using crowns. Instead, they use onlays which enable them to save the patient’s natural tooth structure. An onlay is a composite coating that covers one or more cusps of the tooth that is damaged or decayed. Onlays last longer and help prevent more serious dental problems like root canals. They are a more conservative way of repairing damaged tooth and are less invasive than crowns. Tooth onlays are most appropriate for teeth that are too damaged to support tooth-colored fillings.

Tooth Veneers

Most people run to dental crowns when their teeth get damaged. While dental crowns are a good option, biomimetic dental veneers may be a better way to solve the problem. Imperfect or damaged teeth are common, but you don’t need to destroy them further with the traditional invasive cosmetic procedure. The biomimetic veneer treatment is far less intrusive and conserves most of the original tooth. The dentist removes very minimal tooth enamel so as to maintain the strength of your natural teeth. These shells of porcelain or composite resin are quite versatile and can correct several dental problems including chipped teeth, tooth stains, discoloration, short teeth, worn teeth, oddly-shaped teeth, gapped teeth, and crooked teeth. For help with biomimetic dental treatment, call 619-359-6569 for a free consultation.

Teeth Are Fun: We Can’t Make Your Teeth Heal, But…

You may not realize that we can’t heal your teeth like a doctor heals a broken arm – because they don’t contain and aren’t surrounded by the right kind of cells to heal or regenerate. Simple as that. But we can restore them with safe, gentle, effective techniques refined over decades. Get started with healthier, better-looking teeth by contacting Brighton Dental in San Diego now at (619) 359-6569 for your oral health assessment.

Teeth Are Fun: Often Preventable, Always Treatable, And That’s A Fact

It’s true. Tooth decay is alarmingly common, but you may be able to prevent it with good oral hygiene habits – and we can repair it with today’s most advanced gentle dental tools. So what are you waiting for? Prevent and repair tooth decay for teeth that look and feel great. See how you’re doing by contacting Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569 for your free dental health assessment.

Teeth Are Fun: Dental Humor May Not Be Your Thing…

We try to gauge whether our clients have a sense of humor, and we realize that dental humor may not be your thing. But what we’re trying to say here is that letting us examine your mouth for disease and decay makes you awesome. We really believe that, and you should too. Get started on the path to better oral health by contacting Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569 for your oral health consultation.

Teeth Are Fun: Aren’t Clean Teeth Worth A Month?

Sure, we spend more than a month of our lives with toothpaste and a silly-looking brush in our mouths, but aren’t squeaky clean, healthy teeth worth a month or so? The alternative is plaque, tartar, decay, disease and illness. So yeah, seems worth it to us. Dental visits are also essential to healthy teeth, and you can get a free oral health assessment when you call Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569.