Dr. Vinograd Offers a Range of Dental Services with Modern Technology and Procedures at Brighton Dental in San Diego

Dr. Daniel Vinograd has extensive experience in practicing holistic and cosmetic dentistry.  Dr. Vinograd brings that experience to Brighton Dental to offer diagnostic and treatment services at one convenient visit.  Dr. Vinograd stays up to date on the most recent developments in dental procedures, material, and equipment so that he can offer the most cutting edge treatments, including:

  • Cosmetic and holistic dentistry
  • Invisible braces
  • Reducing dental anxiety
  • Drill-free fillings for patients of all ages
  • Digital diagnostic, including digital x-rays
  • Mercury-free, non-metallic materials for fillings, crowns, and bridges
  • Teeth whitening

As part of his holistic dental practice, Dr. Vinograd encourages and empowers patients to take an active role in their care by maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  Dr. Vinograd believes so strongly in promoting a natural way of maintaining health that he has outlined six main ideologies for himself as well as his patients.  These six points are:

  • Eat less processed and packaged foods and more cultured foods, vegetables and high quality protein.
  • Take charge of one’s health by asking questions.
  • Use the most biocompatible materials possible.
  • Maintain oral health at home with ozone-infused water.
  • Learn about the correlation between whole body health and dental health.
  • Encourage mental and spiritual wellness through meditation and yoga.

Dr. Vinograd believes that dental health is closely tied to overall health and mental health.  For this reason, he works to ensure the comfort of his patients during procedures and prides himself in helping patients to overcome dental anxiety by providing them a positive experience.  He also places great importance on his relationships with patients, who frequently leave visits with health advice and a hug.

Dr. Vinograd is thrilled to work in a field that gives him the opportunity to help people maintain health and well-being.  He understands that many people have had previous negative dental experiences that cause them to develop a fear of dentists.  He works hard to earn their trust and establish relationships to help them move past the fear.

Dr. Vinograd graduated from the University of Southern California with his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) in 1978 and earned his dental certificate from the Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico and his Bilingual Secondary Education Teaching Credential in 1992 from San Diego State University.

Dr. Vinograd has been practicing dentistry for more than 25 years and specializing in biocompatible dentistry for eight.  He teaches at the University Of Southern California School Of Dentistry and has participated in multiple mission trips.

Dr. Vinograd is a member of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists, International Society of Dental Anxiety Management and International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology and enjoys yoga and meditation.

Are Denture Adhesives Actually Necessary?

Denture Patient Biting Apple

When a denture is first inserted into the mouth of a patient, there is a very thin space between the denture base’s hard plastic and the soft gum tissue of the mouth. Ideally, saliva fills this gap and creates a strong friction that grips the dentures to the gum tissue ridge. But this doesn’t always continue to work over time.

This microscopic gap that is supposed to fill with saliva gets larger over time as the gum tissue changes and the underlying jawbone shrinks. The larger space means less of a grip and dentures that are unstable and don’t stay attached to the ridge as well. This is especially noticeable and prominent in the lower jaw where the tongue is more likely to dislodge a denture.

The purpose of denture adhesive is to fill in that gap and hold dentures in place. The idea is that the sticking of the denture base to the gum tissue improves the suction and makes the dentures stay in better. There are many types of denture adhesive, but most people like thin pastes better than powdered products which are harder to apply correctly and precisely.

But denture adhesives aren’t a good long-term solution to an ill-fitted denture. Really, these products just create a false sense of security about dentures that need to be relines or completely replaced. Plus, these messy products actually make removing dentures frustrating and more difficult than it really should be.

Those who use denture adhesive must clean the product off the dentures thoroughly at least once a day to maintain the life of the dentures and prevent odors and a buildup of the product and bacteria.

People often turn to denture adhesive because it’s cheaper than a more permanent solution, but the cost of the product can add up over time. Today’s narrow implants can be installed to improve denture retention and stabilization and forever eliminate the need for adhesives. Could thin implants be the right choice for you? If so, visit http://www.brightondentalsd.com/procedures/restorations/implant-supported-dentures/ for more about implant supported dentures.