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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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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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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.

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Make it a White Christmas by Seeing Your Dentist

December 2, 2019

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 8:21 pm
Dazzling smile

Is your smile holiday ready? If you have stains, yellowing, or discoloration in your grin, you may not be feeling as excited for all the photo opportunities and family gatherings. However, you can get professional teeth whitening from your dentist to boost your confidence and improve your appearance. Teeth whitening is the perfect holiday gift, allowing you to have a white Christmas—even in San Diego! Keep reading to learn more about teeth whitening and why now is the best time for this treatment.

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New and Improved Smile? Find Out How to Maintain Your Porcelain Veneers

November 21, 2019

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 6:06 pm
a woman smiling and flossing her teeth

There’s a reason why patients smile so much after receiving porcelain veneers. These small, ultra-thin wafer-like coverings make it possible to hide impurities and feel confident in your smile again. But what can you do to keep it looking just as beautiful five years from now as the day you received them? Let a local cosmetic dentist offer some valuable tips and suggestions on how you can keep your new and improved smile looking its best today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

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Stained Smile? Discover 4 Beverages That Can Be Harmful to Your Teeth

November 7, 2019

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 6:03 pm
two people drinking sodas

If you have a hard time passing up a soda for lunch or coffee each morning, you may be saddened to learn that some of your favorite, popular beverages can be doing serious harm to your teeth. If you’re tired of your smile not looking its best or wondering why you’re suddenly experiencing more toothaches, it might be time to trade the tall glass of caffeine you crave for ice water or another suitable beverage.

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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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