Request Request an Appointment Forms Complete Our Forms Call Map
Google+ Yelp Youtube Instagram Blog

Mod Squad Dental Blog

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.

(more…)

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!

(more…)

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.

(more…)

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.

(more…)

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.

(more…)

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.

(more…)

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.

(more…)

4 Facts About Vaping and Your Oral Health

January 11, 2020

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

Vaping is a new alternative to smoking cigarettes. It has become incredibly popular due to the fact that it has been marketed as a “safer” substitute. Electronic cigarettes use a nicotine-enhanced, flavored liquid to deliver an aerosol vapor that can be inhaled, allowing people to gradually reduce their intake of nicotine and eventually quit. However, recent findings have determined that this alternative can create just as much havoc on your teeth and gums as smoking, if not more. Read on to learn four alarming facts about vaping from your dentist.

(more…)

4 New Year’s Resolutions For Your Oral Health

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 2:50 pm
new year's resolution list

At the start of the new year, it’s tradition for many people to make goals to help them improve their overall wellbeing. If you need some ideas for attainable new year’s resolutions in 2020, consider taking small steps to improve your oral health. Many people aren’t aware that the health of their gums and teeth are directly connected to the wellbeing of other areas of their body, like the respiratory and cardiovascular system. That’s why your dentist in San Diego has come up with four commitments to your dental hygiene that you can implement in 2020 to improve your health.

(more…)

Give Your Dentist a Gift This Year with These 4 Tips for Staying Cavity-Free

December 12, 2019

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 7:15 pm

Everyone has a gift they’d like to receive during the holiday season. For most dentists, that gift is “patients who are still cavity-free after a month filled with sugary treats”! Luckily, this is a holiday wish you can easily grant with excellent oral hygiene habits and good decision-making when it comes to the foods you enjoy during this time of year. Here are 4 tips that will let you give your dentist – and yourself – the gift of a healthy smile.

(more…)
Older Posts »