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Teeth Are Fun: Holistic Means Interconnected


We see you as a whole person, not just some teeth and gums – so we consider how your dental and oral health are impacted by and cause impact to your overall health and health conditions. So we’ll call you by name, not “6 cavities and a cracked molar”. Let us tell you about holistic dentistry. Call Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569 for a FREE oral health consultation.

Understanding Biomimetic Dentistry

If you freak out at the mention of a root canal or placement of a crown over your tooth, then biomimetic dentistry is the best option for you. This well thought method of treatment is concerned with your oral health and therefore seeks to limit the excessive removal of good tooth structure and prevent the reoccurrence of tooth decay, disease, or damage. Therefore, with this treatment, you won’t require those overly-expensive dental restorations.

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The Difference between Biomimetic and Conventional Dentistry

Biomimetic dentistry differs from the traditional dentistry in several ways. These include:

The Restorative Dental Cycle is Avoided with Biomimetic Dentistry

The aim of most conventional dental practices like the filling of teeth and placement of crowns is to reinforce and strengthen a tooth that has issues. Unfortunately, this kind of treatment often harms the neighboring teeth. Sometimes a crown affects the teeth next to it, and this initiates a cycle of problems or transmission of issues throughout the mouth even to the healthy teeth. Apart from this, the conventional treatments dictate that part of the healthy teeth is removed.

However, in the holistic dentistry, this kind of cycle is stopped. Biomimetic dentists only remove the damaged part without touching your healthy teeth; then seals the tooth to protect it from decay and infections. The dentist also bonds the tooth to the healthy teeth to keep it strong. In addition, biomimetic dentistry only uses inlays, onlays, and other better alternatives to crowns and fillings. These resilient biomimetic materials are more durable and hence do not require replacements over time. And as a result, biomimetic dentistry has seen a very high success rate in breaking the restorative dental cycle.

Procedures of Root Canal versus Biomimetic Dentistry

Root canal treatment is a very delicate procedures performed in dentistry. Luckily, biomimetic dentistry can you avoid this kind of treatment. When treating a root canal, the dentist has to remove all the affected tissues and nerve, then fill and seal the tooth. The dentist then drills the tooth structure to create enough space for the placement of a crown.

In the biomimetic dentistry practice, on the other hand, the dentist does not remove the nerves. Once the tooth structure that is decayed is carefully removed, the dentist then seals off the nerve instead of removing it. This sealing ensures that no food particles or bacteria can penetrate hence prevents further damage or decay. The use of advanced techniques enables the dental work to function just like a natural tooth.

Our Biomimetic Dentistry Service

If you visit Dr. Woods, you will have a chance of getting a treatment that is highly preventive, cosmetic and restorative to your teeth. Dr. Woods uses this tooth conserving restoration technique to treat a number of issues without damaging the tooth structure. The procedures involved are less invasive, and the treatment preserves the teeth and gums.

Therefore, contact Dr. Woods today to get a safe, healthier, and less painful treatment that won’t compromise your tooth’s natural functioning and aesthetics.

Teeth Are Fun: Pick Me! Pick With Me!


What’s more appropriate today than a little toothpick humor – so go ahead, pick (with) the one that’s raising its shapely head. Just remember to keep your teeth clean to avoid decay. We’ll tell you how you’re doing when you come in for your FREE dental and oral health review, available by calling (619) 359-6569.

Teeth Are Fun: Think Of It As A Teeth Quesadilla, If You Like


The point of this graphic is to remind you to brush, floss and generally take care of your teeth – even if those are sugar cubes and a paper plate. We have real dental tools for your real teeth when you come in for a free oral health consultation with us at Brighton Dental in San Diego. Set it up by calling (619) 359-6569.

Teeth Are Fun: Set Up A First Line Of Defense Against Tooth Decay


These are your secret weapons against tooth decay: a toothbrush and toothpaste, dental picks and bottle of water – so you can wash, pick or brush away every food particle for a totally clean, healthy mouth. See just how healthy your teeth and gums are at a free oral health consultation, available by calling Brighton Dental San Diego at (619) 359-6569.

Teeth Are Fun: We All Have 32 Things In Common!


Sometimes it seems like differences rule the world instead of similarities, but we all have 32 (or so) things in common – our teeth. Do what you can to keep them healthy and they can serve you all your life. For a free oral health consultation so you can join or stay in the healthy mouth club, call Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569.

Teeth Are Fun: Wrapping The Diamond Is The Goal


We can only hope that you’re diligent enough with your flossing that you’ll use enough floss this year to go around the perimeter of a baseball diamond. If you’re not sure you’ve done well getting rid of the batter from fried foods or that pitcher of sweet drinks and think you may have decay, call Brighton Dental San Diego at (619) 359-6569 for a free dental health consultation.

Teeth Are Fun: Feeling Pretty? Pack Some Picks Along With The Lipstick


When you check your lipstick, check your teeth too – and you may find that ugly, annoying and decay-causing food particles are stuck all in your mouth. Ew! But you can clear some of them away with a dental pick, then clean the rest away with floss and a toothbrush later. See how you’re doing with a free oral health consultation from Brighton Dental in San Diego, available at (619) 359-6569.

Biomimetic Dentistry

Did you know that your teeth can last a lifetime? Well, they can because that’s how they have been designed. Our teeth are naturally strong and can last over 120 years. Therefore, it makes sense to repair damaged teeth by mimicking the tooth’s natural function and strength. Biomimetic dentistry offers a conservative and more natural method of addressing dental problems.

What is Biomimetic Dentistry?

Biomimetic dentistry is a dental care procedure for treating damaged, decayed, and broken teeth by copying the properties of natural teeth. It is an approach that addresses the shortcomings of traditional dentistry techniques.

Advantages of Biomimetic Dentistry

  1. Biomimetic Dentistry Conserves Tooth

The biomimetic approach is based around saving the natural tooth structure. Therefore, the only thing that is removed is the decay and damage, while your good tooth structure is maintained. Unlike traditional dentistry that uses crowns which require additional removal of good tooth structure, biomimetic approach uses inlays or onlays which do not require much space. In addition, with traditional dentistry, a composite filling is expected to last a few years, after which you’ll need to redo it. Each time the tooth is treated again, tooth structure is removed further. A biomimetic restoration lasts much longer hence is more conservative.

  1. Biomimetic Dentistry Prevents Root Canals

With the biomimetic procedure, there’s usually no need for a root canal. In fact, according to most biological dentists, the number of their patients receiving root canals has reduced by over 90%. Traditional dentistry involves excessive drilling of the tooth structure to make space for a crown. This leads to irritation and sensitivity to the tooth thereby requiring a root canal treatment. On the contrary, the biomimetic procedure does not involve this excessive removal of the tooth structure hence reducing the need for a root canal treatment.

  1. Biomimetic Dentistry Uses Advanced Adhesive Techniques

Biomimetic dentistry uses advanced adhesive methods and materials to provide lasting restorations. The bonding creates stronger teeth which are less prone to fracture or breaking, and the tooth is completely sealed from infection. Thanks to these techniques and the use of advanced materials, biomimetic dentistry can reproduce a biomimetic match between natural teeth structure and substitution materials.

  1. Biomimetic Dentistry Reduces Shrinkage and Stress

A dental filling is prone to shrinkage caused by the light used to set it, and this leaves space between the filling and the tooth, causing sensitivity. Gaps between tooth structure and the filling material can lead to saliva, food particles, and plaque leaching into the tooth. This can cause stress and decay can occur again. The biomimetic method uses advanced dental materials and techniques that prevent this shrinkage. Dr. Woods knows all about these issues and based on his research and experience, biomimetic techniques can prevent shrinkage and stress.

Replacing the elements of nature is impossible. Similarly, when tooth structure is lost, it cannot be reproduced by artificial means. Unfortunately, the materials used in traditional dentistry are not long lasting, and the procedure can cause more damage. Biomimetic dentistry tries to solve these problems by partially stimulating the tooth and using advanced techniques that are safe.

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

Teeth Are Fun: Cleaning Your Teeth Is Easier Than Ever!


Before toothpaste, people used lots of abrasive and sometimes-dangerous things to clean their teeth. Some people still do. Fortunately, toothpaste makes cleaning your teeth easier and more effective than ever. Why not try some toothpaste twice today? To see how you’re doing and for a free oral health consultation, call Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569.