Attention members of the Biomimetic Dentistry community, students, and vendors — tickets for our 2018 Annual Conference in March are ON SALE NOW. The early bird ticket prices EXPIRE on December 31st! That means now is the time when our network members can get tickets at the absolute lowest price. Now, if you have been…

UCSB scientists have tapped into an unlikely source to help them develop a more durable dental restoration composite: Mussels. Researchers studied the mechanisms mussels use to adhere to surfaces, and applied that science to a new type of dental composite that will provide an extra layer of durability to treated teeth. The payoff? Longer lasting…

  The following is a guest post written by Dr. H. Robert Stender of THE SCIENCE OF SMILES@ — a biomimetic dentist in Pasadena CA. I am proud to be one of the leading “Tooth-Conserving” dental offices in Pasadena and Los Angeles. This means I am a biomimetic dentist; a certified member of the Academy of…

Sure, coffee is one of those beverages that goes in and out of favor with regard to health. Just within the past week, we’ve been told that mothers’ coffee consumption may raise danger of miscarriage and that as many as 5 cups a day may deliver a variety of health benefits. As with so many…

Dentists are always advising patients to keep healthy food habits so that they can maintain their beautiful smiles. While proper and regular cleaning of your teeth and the use of appropriate cleaning products are all important, your eating habits can also have a huge impact on the health of your teeth. Sugary food and starchy…

Several studies highlight the association between missing teeth and heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and death. Why should missing teeth be predictive of these other conditions? In a word: Disease. Apart from accidents, disease in the teeth or gums is the main reason a person loses teeth. Oral infections may begin in the mouth, but as…

While it’s probable that a dentist will place more foreign material in your body than any other medical practitioner, it’s rare to hear an honest accounting about the practice of doing so. Perhaps that’s what makes Dr. James Rota’s Mirror of the Body such an intriguing book. While the book is memoir of the doctor’s 50 year…

Biomimetic dentistry treats weak, fractured, and decayed teeth in a way that keeps them strong and seals them from bacterial invasion. Careful sealing against infection removes the need for 60% to 90% of the crowns and root canals of traditional dentistry! What’s Different about Biomimetic Dentistry? Instead of simply filling cavities as though they were…

Thoughts of filling cavities often conjure up dental fears in patients who are afraid of drills and needles. Fortunately, there’s little to be afraid of in dental offices that practice Biomimetic Dentistry. What is Biomimetic Dentistry? Biomimetic Dentistry is a minimally invasive approach to dentistry. With traditional dentistry, drilling into a tooth to fill a…