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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.

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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.

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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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Should You See Your Dentist in the COVID-19 Pandemic?

July 20, 2020

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 3:13 am
Scripps Ranch dentist in PPE greet patient in COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic shuttered many of the businesses and practices we visited on a regular basis. However, after months of stay-at-home orders, parts of the country are slowly beginning to reopen. Now that quarantine orders have been loosened, is it safe to visit your dentist? Read on as your Scripps Ranch dentist explains what you need to know about getting dental care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Replace Teeth & Stop Bone Loss with Implant-Retained Dentures

July 7, 2020

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 7:52 pm
Diagram showing why choose dental implants over dentures in Scripps Ranch

Dentures are a traditional way to restore your smile when you’re missing all your teeth, but they’re not the only option anymore. Dental implants can permanently restore any number of teeth with unmatched comfort and aesthetics. However, choosing dental implants over dentures in Scripps Ranch provides more than just lifelike looks and the ability to comfortably enjoy your favorite foods. Implant-retained dentures are better for your oral health and your jawbone. Read on to learn how to replace your missing teeth while preventing jawbone loss!

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DNA and Your Smile: Types of Genetic Dental Abnormalities

June 23, 2020

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 7:42 pm
Three-dimensional illustration of genetics molecule that could affect oral health

To a large extent, your oral health depends on the choices you make each day. However, your DNA may also have a huge bearing on your smile’s well-being. You may have inherited certain traits from your parents or grandparents, or you might experience certain oral health issues due to random genetic mutations. In this blog post, we discuss various types of genetic dental abnormalities and how your dentist in Scripps Ranch can help you cope with the problems they might cause.

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4 Items Your Dentist Wears to Keep You Healthy

May 18, 2020

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 12:05 am
Dentist wearing PPE in their dental office during COVID-19

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, your San Diego dentist has always taken infection control seriously. The personal protective equipment you’ve seen them wear during your routine trips to their dental office are used to prevent the spread of germs. During the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ll notice that they’ve enhanced their working wardrobe even more as an additional dental safety protocol. Here are four important items your dental team will be wearing at your next appointment to keep you, the staff, and the entire community safe.

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4 Tips for a Healthy Mouth While You’re in Quarantine

April 12, 2020

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 3:06 pm
parent brushing their teeth with their child in a bathroom

While you’re self-isolating, it’s important to preserve your dental hygiene routine. With everything changing around you, it can be easier to forget brushing your teeth or put off flossing. However, when you let your dental health move down your priority list, it could cause you to end up with an unexpected trip to your emergency dentist due to a painful infection or sensitive cavity. To preserve your healthy mouth until you’re able to see your dentist again, read on for four helpful tips.

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How to Eat a Mouth-Healthy Diet for National Nutrition Month

March 5, 2020

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 4:56 pm
assorted fruits and vegetables

A lot is going on in the month of March: Saint Patrick’s Day and the Spring Equinox, for example. But did you know that March is also National Nutrition Month? That means it’s the perfect opportunity to learn about how to eat a diet that benefits your oral health. Here are a few examples of different kinds of food you can eat to keep your teeth and gums healthy and happy.

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Can Adults Benefit from Fluoride Treatment?

February 12, 2020

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 7:04 pm
toothbrush on toothpaste

Although most people have heard of fluoride, many people haven’t heard that word since they were children. This is because fluoride, a mineral that occurs naturally in most water sources, was originally thought to be beneficial only for children’s teeth during development. Research has shown, however, that adults can also benefit from fluoride treatment. Read more to learn how fluoride is good for you, regardless of age.

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