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.

Teeth Are Fun: Go Ahead And Call It “Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Pulled”


You don’t have to remember big words or deal with big egos when you turn to Brighton Dental in San Diego, a team of fun and friendly dental health professionals dedicated to the care of your teeth and gums – that is, your dental and periodontal health. Contact us for a FREE oral health consultation (there’s another big word) 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.

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.