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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.

Teeth Are Fun: White Teeth Go Great With Wintery White Skin!


In fact, every kind of skin looks great with healthy teeth – no matter your skin color or the natural color of your teeth. Teeth come in just as many shades as skin, and teeth can be whitened or covered with veneers if a whiter look is desired. Learn more during your free oral health consultation. Get started by calling Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569.

Cavitation Surgery: What You Need To Know

cavitation treatment x-rayCorrect Pre- and Post- Extraction Protocols For Cavitation Surgery

When you decide to get a cavitation surgery, it’s important to adhere to the proper protocols for it to be a success. All the involved parties (patient, physician and dentist) must be actively involved to play their parts.

Understanding Dental Foci and Disturbed Fields

A dental focus is an area in the mouth which is chronically infected. Dental foci can remain unnoticed for years as they only manifest mild symptoms of pain and swelling. However, the disturbed fields caused by the dental focal infection are not as mild. They tend to cause ipsilateral (same side as the dental focus) disturbed fields.

Conservative Biological Dentistry

A good dentist will never recommend extraction until he or she has exhausted all the other treatments. In addition, both dentists and holistic physicians will first adequately diagnose the problem before recommending any treatment. Before extracting teeth, it’s always important to remove all toxic dental materials such as nickel and mercury from the teeth. This helps to prevent galvanic dental focus (the intermittent pain induced by two different metals placed near or on a tooth.)

X-Rays for Diagnosis

It’s important to have a periapical view to be able to diagnose the problem correctly. A black radiolucency at the root of the tooth means there’s cavitation in the jawbone. In such a case, there’s little that can be done to save the tooth; hence the only option left is to extract it or do a root canal. However, if there’s no black circular area, then the dentist and physician can be able to save the tooth using other treatments. But you cannot rely on x-rays only. If symptoms persist, it would be better to use further imaging studies.

Extraction or Root Canal?

Most dentists believe that root canal should only be done if a patient has good health. This should be accompanied by regular monitoring of the tooth and the disturbed areas. On the other hand, extraction is most appropriate for patients suffering from chronic illnesses.

History of Cavitation Surgery

Cavitation surgery refers to the dental procedure of removing dead bone from jawbone to allow new healthy bone to grow. Having treated many of chronic osteitis areas, Dr. G.V. Black noted that the cavitations were a progressive death of bone, but not even the larger cavitation areas caused swelling, redness, fever, or any other symptoms associated with dental infections. He also observed that the cavitations could be treated by removing the dead bone until good bone forms.

How to Choose a Good Biological Dentist

It is important to find a well-trained and experienced biological dentist to carry out a cavitation surgery. One way to do this is to get a referral from your holistic doctor, or a family member, work colleague, or friend who has had a successful surgery.  You can also check from the websites of major biological dental organizations such as www.iabdm.org.

Pre-Cavitation

  • Remove all heavy metals from the patient’s mouth
  • Ensure the patient’s liver, and kidney are functioning at their optimum level
  • If the patient is very ill, have him or her in their deepest homeopathic remedy for a month or two before the surgery to boost their metabolic, nervous and immune systems.
  • Check if the patient has any chronic tonsil focal infections
  • Check if the patient is deficient in proteins

Healing Period

It’s important for patients to have at least three days of rest after cavitation surgery. However, it’s recommended that patients get five days of good rest. Engaging in strenuous activities can cause a dry socket to form, which would require the surgery to be redone.

During this period, the patient can use a therapeutic laser to treat the surgical site and isopathic drops to augment healing. Acute homeopathic remedies can also help reduce pain and heal the site. The patient should also take nutrient-dense bone broths, especially during the first two days.

Post-Cavitation

After the surgery, it’s important to visit the dentist to assess your progress and remove any stitches. The doctor will also check autonomic ganglia near the site as well as any related disturbed fields, and treat them if necessary. This ensures that no toxins come back to the dental focal area.

To find out if cavitation treatment is right for you, call 619-359-6569 for a free consultation with Dr. Woods.

Teeth Are Fun: Age, Coffee, Red Wine… It All Darkens Teeth


Teeth often lose their natural whiteness because of age, but coffee, tea, red wine, tomato sauce and other staining foods accelerate this process – making your teeth look old and dull before their time. For a free oral health consultation and to find out what can be done to make your teeth look and feel better, call Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569.

Teeth Are Fun: Wherever You Are, Pick The Right Accessories


For every moment of life, pick the right things to have by your side. If you’ll be eating at all, one of those accessories should be some kind of toothpick, your first line of defense against tooth decay, gum irritation and embarrassing situations too. For a free oral health consultation to see if you need more help with your teeth than a toothpick can provide, call Brighton Dental San Diego at (619) 359-6569.

Teeth Are Fun: Start The Day Off With Clean Teeth (And Dental Picks)


Do you brush your teeth before or after you eat breakfast? If you’re dining out or running late and can’t brush right away, dental picks can remove the worst offending particles until you can clean your teeth right. For a free oral health consultation to see if you’re doing all you can for your teeth, call Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569.

Teeth Are Fun: You’re Not Ready For Jogging Without Dental Picks


Great shoes, a phone full of music and your earbuds may be all you think you need for jogging, but if you carry an energy bar or other snack, you need to carry toothpicks as well – to get rid of all those nuts, seeds, grains and other annoying bit. When it’s time to see if your mouth needs more work, call Brighton Dental in San Diego at (619) 359-6569 for a free oral health consultation.

Teeth Are Fun: Some Things Should Always Be At The Ready!


Just as you always keep lipstick around for a touchup and have an energy bar in your purse for those little emergencies, you should always keep dental picks at the ready for those minor dental situations where something’s stuck and needs to do. When you need a bit more help with your teeth, call Brighton Dental San Diego at (619) 359-6569 for a free oral health consultation.