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Can Gum Disease Be Cured by Removing Teeth?

June 17, 2021

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 1:11 pm
Woman lifting lip to show inflamed gum

Almost half of Americans over the age of 30 are affected by gum disease; if you fall into this group, then you’ll want to seek treatment as soon as you can before it has devastating effects on the rest of your body. You might have heard that tooth extraction is a possible form of treatment for gum disease in Scripps Ranch. Could giving up a few teeth really be the solution for restoring your oral health? Read on to learn more about why this procedure is performed to treat periodontal disease and whether it will truly solve your underlying problem.


Featured Smile of the Week…

June 9, 2021

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 7:56 pm

What perfect timing to have a beautiful smile! Upper 8 porcelain restorations along with Zoom in-office whitening technique were used for this smile makeover.

Goal ~ Give patient a brighter, wider smile that complimented her facial features & improved smile aesthetics.

Before and After Smile Makeover with 8 Porcelain Restorations

Appointments ~ 2 visits to complete smile makeover.

Cost ~ $1600-2500 per tooth; based on each particular case and details. Maintenance ~ Routine preventative appointments

Note ~ Should be completed by a board certified experienced cosmetic dentist; Individual results may vary.

Anesthetic ~ Local (Prep and seat visits); MOD Squad Dental offers complimentary sleep dentistry if desired.

Discomfort Level ~ Little to no pain, possible tenderness 12-24 hours after initial prep.

Life of Procedure ~ Could last a lifetime with proper care.

If you are interested in cosmetic or restorative dentistry, Dr. Friedman offers complimentary cosmetic consultations in addition to before and after smile simulation photos.

Shocking Evidence of a Link Between COVID and Gum Disease

March 7, 2021

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 4:11 pm
woman has gum disease in Scripps Ranch

For over a year, the world has been trying to recover from the COVID pandemic. During this time, scientists and medical professionals have considered all the relevant information in an attempt to find viable solutions. As a result, they have discovered a connection between COVID (which affects the respiratory system) and gum health. Continue reading to learn how untreated gum disease in Scripps Ranch can leave you more susceptible to serious health problems.


The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Your Mouth After Getting Dental Implants

February 27, 2021

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 6:22 pm
Dentist talking to patient about dental implant aftercare

Whether you are struggling with a single missing tooth or advanced tooth loss, dental implants can restore the look and function of your smile for 20+ years! To ensure they are successful in the short and long-term, it is important to care for them properly, especially in the weeks following your procedure. With this in mind, keep reading for a few do’s and don’ts when it comes to dental implant aftercare.


5 Tips for Choosing the Best Cosmetic Dentist

December 3, 2020

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 2:09 am
Woman after seeing cosmetic dentist in Scripps Ranch

Cosmetic dentistry is a growing industry that is becoming increasingly popular throughout the years. There are all sorts of cosmetic treatments available to help patients feel more confident about their smile. In fact, having a great smile encourages others to have greater trust in you, ultimately boosting your success. However, when you are putting your smile into someone else’s hands, you want to ensure that it is someone you can truly trust. Continue reading for some helpful tips on how to choose the best cosmetic dentist in Scripps Ranch to enhance your smile.


Are You at Risk of Oral Cancer?

November 18, 2020

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 10:53 pm
dentist examining patient's teeth

Each year, thousands of people are diagnosed with oral cancer. The good news is, as long as a  dentist is able to catch it in time, it is very treatable. In fact, the death rate from this condition has significantly decreased over the last thirty years, and early diagnosis and prompt treatment have made this possible. It’s important not only to see your dentist regularly for screening, and your dentist can tell you what can put you at a higher level of risk or oral cancer in Scripps Ranch.


3 Reasons to Visit Your Dentist to Save Money

October 8, 2020

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Tags: — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 8:22 pm

Man using his dental insurance in Scripps Ranch.The American Dental Association recommends everyone visits their dentist at least twice a year for preventive services; however, one-third of adults haven’t had an appointment within the last 12 months. If you’re among those who skip routine cleanings and checkups, you might think you’re saving money by not seeing your dentist until after an issue develops. Unfortunately, you’re actually increasing your oral health expenses. If you’re worried about the cost, you have nothing to fear when using your dental insurance in Scripps Ranch. If you don’t act fast, your insurance benefits will expire. Here are 3 reasons to visit your dentist before 2020 ends to save money.


6 Tips for Taking Care of Your Invisalign Aligners

September 29, 2020

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 1:00 am
Woman with clear aligners in Scripps Ranch

Invisalign clear aligners in Scripps Ranch have many benefits over traditional braces. Besides them being more comfortable and having no food restrictions, they are practically invisible! It’s unlikely that anyone will even be able to tell that you’re wearing them. However, they won’t stay so clear if you don’t take good care of them. Continue reading to learn some tips to keep your clear aligners from becoming discolored.


I Lost My Invisalign Aligner! What Should I Do?

September 13, 2020

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 12:12 am
Invisalign in Scripps Ranch

You always try to be careful and keep your aligners in their case while you aren’t wearing them, but it finally happened. You’ve lost one of your trays. If only you could turn back time just for a little bit. Losing an aligner while you are going through Invisalign treatment can be stressful. It is difficult to know exactly what you should you and you don’t want to mess with the timeline of your treatment. It is important that you resolve this issue as quickly as you can, but there is no need to panic. Your dentist shares what you should do if you lose your Invisalign in Scripps Ranch.


Your Dentist Is Open, But Is It Safe to Go?

August 28, 2020

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 9:24 pm
Dentist in Scripps Ranch wearing PPE at appointment

In March, the world as we knew it forever changed in response to COVID-19. Almost overnight, stay-at-home orders were in place and businesses were shut down to limit the transmission of this potentially fatal virus. Fortunately, months of face masks, social distancing guidelines, and extensive hand hygiene have made the transition into the “new normal” possible. However, many patients wonder if attending their routine dental appointment is safe amid a worldwide pandemic. Therefore, a dentist in Scripps Ranch is sharing four reasons to keep your bi-yearly visit.

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