Dr. Paige Woods and her gentle dentistry extends farther than most realize through her charitable work in Mexico helping mostly edentulous patients with little bone for their dentures to hold on to them by placing implants that they can clip into. But her passion for providing dental implants to the underprivileged in our neighboring country isn’t just about restoring smiles. It’s part of a larger effort to restore dignity, proper function and the ability to maintain a healthy body to those without regular access to good dental care.
The patients helped by our primary dentist at Brighton Dental San Diego during her trips to Mexico have lost all or most of their teeth for a variety of reasons – something that’s all too common in this nation that’s just a few miles away from the hundreds of dentists and dental clinics in San Diego.
Reversing The Trend
Research has shown that 60 to 70 percent of Mexicans over age 65 in their home nation have few or no teeth. The issue is even worse among the poor. Additional studies have shown that as many as 90 percent of Mexican citizens have untreated cavities and many have gum disease, both reasons for tooth loss.
You can depend on Dr. Woods and the Brighton Dental team for your oral health care needs – and thanks to this charitable work, so can some poor and elderly people in Mexico. Of course, one dental professional can’t solve the whole problem and neither can one organization, but Dr. Woods is doing her part and encouraging her colleagues to do their parts as well.
Life is good in San Diego, and life in Mexico is better for those who can eat and speak properly – patients who have something to smile about.