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Is Invisalign in Scripps Ranch Strong Enough to Correct My Teeth?

July 15, 2018

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 1:17 pm

woman smiling inserting Invisalign clear trayYears ago, the only way to correct a bite issue was with traditional braces, which consist of metal brackets and wires that apply constant pressure to move teeth to the correct position. There are some drawbacks to this method, though. Metal braces aren’t the most aesthetically pleasing, limit food intake and require changes in the way oral hygiene is done. Thankfully, there’s now a convenient alternative – Invisalign in Scripps Ranch. Given that it’s a metal-free form of treatment, is the Invisalign method strong enough to correct your teeth? Find out as you continue reading.

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Your Dentist in San Diego Says Do This at Home to Fight Plaque

July 3, 2018

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 11:42 am

woman covering her mouth embarrassedBeing proactive about your oral health is the best way to prevent the many problems that can arise. One of the major contributors to oral maladies is plaque, and as you read on, your dentist in San Diego explains what it is, how it develops and what you can do at home to prevent it from causing destruction.

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A Retainer Always Follows Treatment for Invisalign in Scripps Ranch

June 15, 2018

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 4:53 pm

A person holding a clear retainer.Whether you’ve just started Invisalign or you’re about a month or so away from completion, your dentist will remind you of the process that comes after. It doesn’t matter what orthodontic treatment you finish, whether it’s Invisalign in Scripps Ranch or traditional braces, you’ll need to wear a retainer after to maintain your investment.

The last thing you want is to go back onto an orthodontic regimen after just finishing. Keep reading to learn why a retainer is so essential to keeping your smile straight.

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3 Reasons Why Your Jaw Hurts and How TMJ Therapy in San Diego Helps

June 6, 2018

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 5:58 pm

A man holding his jaw in pain.When you wake up in the morning, is your jaw always in chronic pain? When you chew food, do you notice your jaw clicking or popping as you chew? If these symptoms sound familiar, you may need TMJ therapy in San Diego. Of course, temporomandibular joint disorder is only one of the possible causes of your symptoms.

The only way to know for sure is to get examined by a professional on the subject. Here are three possible causes your dentist says to consider.

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Why are Some Implant Cases More Complex? Your Dentist in Scripps Ranch Explains

May 23, 2018

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 9:52 pm

Happy woman in dental chair.Dental implants are an excellent solution for patients who are living with one or multiple compromised or missing teeth. Because they replace both your tooth and root, they not only restore your smile, but they also protect your oral health. Since implants can restore multiple teeth, at times the procedure can be more complex. Your dentist in Scripps Ranch explains everything you need to know about dental implants.

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Your Dentist in San Diego Talks About Acid Reflux and Your Oral Health

May 17, 2018

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 3:23 pm

woman with acid refluxAcid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are common conditions that affect millions of people. They cause stomach acids to back up into the esophagus and are often accompanied by other unpleasant sensations, such as heartburn. GERD can even increase the chances of esophageal cancer! If you suffer from GERD or frequent acid reflux, it’s important that you take steps to manage the condition. Today, your dentist in San Diego is here to talk specifically about how acid reflux can affect your oral health.

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Will Your Porcelain Veneers in San Diego Last Forever?

April 17, 2018

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 1:59 am

Illustration of a veneer being placedChips, cracks, stains and gaps…some people call these “character flaws,” but others want to correct them and achieve the smile they’ve always dreamed about. If you fall into the latter category and have been looking into how to correct your smile’s flaws, you’ve probably come across veneers!

Porcelain veneers in San Diego are a fantastic option for correcting a wide variety of cosmetic issues. But how do they work and how long do they last? Keep reading to find out!

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A Dentist in San Diego Discusses Impact of 5 Lifestyle Choices!

April 3, 2018

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 3:26 am

Woman drinking a smoothieYou may be surprised to hear it, but researchers have found a lot of evidence over the last 20 years that the health of the mouth and body are linked. That means that the same habits that affect your overall health affect your mouth as well!

As a dentist in San Diego who provides comprehensive care, we’ve seen firsthand how some of the daily lifestyle choices people make can affect their teeth and gums. Since the connection between oral health and the body has never been clearer, we wrote a blog to explain how five lifestyle choices impact you!

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Can’t Shake Your Morning Breath? A Dentist in San Diego Explains

March 20, 2018

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 1:24 am

Woman covering her mouth with her handBeep…beep…beep…Good morning! As your alarm clock goes off and wakes you out of a sound sleep, you groggily get up and head to the kitchen. As you go to give your significant other a quick peck, they hastily turn their cheek at the last second. Yikes! In a not-so-subtle way, your partner might be giving you a clue that your breath isn’t so great. Unfortunately, even if you feel as fresh as a daisy after a good night’s sleep, your breath doesn’t smell like one. Considering that you brush and floss each night, you may be confused as to why this is still happening. Not to worry! As a dentist in San Diego, we’ll explain why no one is immune from morning breath and what you can do about it.

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Are You Being Screened For Oral Cancer? Ask a Dentist in San Diego!

March 2, 2018

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 4:18 pm

Sign saying oral cancerThanks to modern medicine over the last several decades there have been significant advances in treating cancer and survival rates are up overall. However, the rate at which people are getting some types of cancer has actually increased. Sadly, this is the case with oral cancer. In fact, according to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 1.1% of all men and women will be diagnosed with either oral or throat cancer in their lifetimes. As with all cancers, early detection is critical. The good news is that your dentist in San Diego can perform these screenings for you. But how often are they recommended and what is your dentist looking for? In this blog, we’ll answer those questions and more.

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