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Will Getting New Dentures Help Your TMJ Disorder?

October 31, 2019

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 5:35 pm
Jaw pain

Do you frequently get headaches or experience a constant pain in your jaw? It could mean you have a TMJ disorder – in other words, there’s a problem with the joint that connects your lower jaw to your head. Unfortunately, if you wear dentures, there’s a chance they could be related to the pain – but the good news is that new dentures could also help treat a TMJ disorder as well!

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Have You Used Your Dental Insurance This Year?

October 17, 2019

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 5:53 pm
Dental insurance

Whether you pay for your own dental insurance or receive it as a benefit of your job, if it operates on the calendar year, it will be renewed at the beginning of January. That means any current benefits you have will essentially be lost once they’re reset. If you’ve kept up with the premiums all year and have met your deductible, it’s important to get your money’s worth by making sure you’ve utilized your dental insurance to the fullest before December 31st.

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General vs. Cosmetic Dentist: Which to Choose to Improve Your Smile’s Appearance

September 7, 2019

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 4:25 pm

When it comes to improving the look of your smile, who do you think is most qualified to perform the type of procedure you need? Whether it is porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding, or Invisalign, you want a highly-skilled, artistic individual to provide you with quality, long-lasting results, right? While it might not always be easy trying to determine whether a general or cosmetic dentist can give you the smile of your dreams, allow us to help you identify which dental professional is best for your individual needs.

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5 Stress-Related Habits That Are Bad For Your Oral Health

August 30, 2019

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 3:53 pm
person biting their nails

Everyone understands that anxiety and worry have negative impacts on your mental health, but did you know that stress impacts teeth? If you constantly feel on-edge or overwhelmed, you’re not alone. In fact, the American Psychological Association conducted a survey that found that most Americans are suffering from high amounts of stress. This condition doesn’t just disappear or restart every day. Your body begins to manifest this worry through forming bad habits that can have severe impacts on your wellbeing. Here are five stress-related habits that can leave you with a dental emergency.

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Bubbles & Botox Party

August 26, 2019

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 11:09 pm
Join us for our Bubbles & Botox Party this Thursday, August 29th at 5:00 pm at
MOD Squad Dental…
$9 per unit (about 30% courtesy)
Call Jess or Jenna to reserve your spot
858-547-0070 today…
Our party is open to the
public with limited space…
We will be serving champagne bubbles
and hors d’oeuvres along with a great time…

Getting Rid of Pesky White Spots On Your Teeth

August 6, 2019

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 1:35 pm
person with a white spot on their tooth

Are you wondering whether the white spots on your teeth are a sign of a serious oral health problem? If you notice anything out of the ordinary with your mouth, you should always schedule an appointment with your dentist in Scripps Ranch to get a professional diagnosis and peace-of-mind. Many people have these white spots that are caused by demineralization of the enamel, so you’re not alone. Read on to learn some of the most common causes of this issue and how you can get rid of them.

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Craving Sweets But Don’t Want to Ruin Your Oral Health? We’ve Got Just The Recipe For You!

July 9, 2019

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 3:21 pm
parent and child cooking in a kitchen

Most people start practicing healthy cooking habits to benefit their bodies, but did you also know that making certain nutritious choices can benefit your teeth? Whether you’ve only got 30 minutes to make a meal, or hours, incorporating certain foods into your daily diet can help fortify your enamel and keep your teeth looking whiter than ever. Read on to learn about what kind of foods you can introduce into your life to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile for years to come.

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Will Dentures Prevent Bone Loss?

July 4, 2019

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 2:40 pm
dentist speaking to patient

After doing some research about traditional restorations like dentures and bridges, you’re wondering whether or not they can actually preserve your jaw against bone loss. While these solutions can help improve your chewing and speaking ability by replacing the biting surface of your missing teeth, they aren’t able to replace the roots of those teeth. Why is this so important? Because the roots of your teeth help stimulate your jawbone. Read on to learn more about bone loss and what restoration option is the best for your oral health.

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Do At-Home Dental Products Expire?

June 15, 2019

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 3:43 pm
oral hygiene products displayed on bathroom counter

When you think of things that expire, the first products that probably pop into your head are foods like meat, dairy, and vegetables. You may be surprised to learn that oral hygiene products also expire, so all of those old tubes of toothpaste that you’ve collected under your sink probably should be thrown away. Even though using expired at-home dental products won’t impact you the same way that food will, it won’t properly clean your mouth the way that it’s supposed to. Read on to learn about some oral hygiene products that expire.

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Preventing and Tackling Dental Implant Infection

May 31, 2019

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 4:01 pm
person speaking to dentist

Whether you have dental implants, or are looking into getting them, infection is an important topic to know about. The most common type of infection for patients is called peri-implantitis, a gum disease that results in bone loss and implant failure. Spotting the signs early can decrease the impact it can have on your oral health. There’s no need to fret though, dental implant infection can be treated! Read on to learn common symptoms to keep an eye out for, and what can increase your risk of implant failure.

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