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Can You Get Cavities with Porcelain Veneers?

February 16, 2022

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 3:13 pm
person with veneers wondering if they can still get cavities

The original purpose of veneers was to temporarily improve the smiles of movie stars so their teeth would look more stunning on the silver screen. Over time, they became more widely available to the average person and were designed to last longer, too. Today, veneers are used to correct a range of cosmetic issues, including gaps, cracks, misaligned teeth, chips, discoloration, and misshapen pearly whites. Though they cover up part of the teeth, this doesn’t mean that you no longer have to care for your pearly whites at home. Read on to learn more about maintaining your veneers and whether you can still get cavities if you have them.


Find Out How to Ditch Those Stubborn Tooth Stains

September 24, 2021

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 5:26 pm
illustration of cute tooth characters cleaning stains

Think about some of your most sociable friends and how much of a joy they are to be around. When people give off good vibes, it draws others like bees to flowers. A big part of being friendly is smiling.

There’s nothing worse than wanting to smile and be friendly, but then second-guessing yourself due to insecurities stemming from your smile. There are several types of tooth stains, and you shouldn’t let any of them stand in your way.

Below you will find more information on the different types of tooth stains and what your dentist can do to help brighten your smile!


Can Someone with Diabetes Get Dental Implants?

September 17, 2021

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 3:45 pm
older woman taking her blood sugar levels

Did you know that more than 30 million Americans have diabetes? Perhaps you or a loved one is part of this number. Unfortunately, this disease can impact every organ in the body, including your heart, eyes, nerves, kidneys, as well as your gums and teeth. But does having diabetes automatically exclude you from replacing your missing teeth with dental implants? Not necessarily! Are implants safe for diabetics? The answer to this question is complex, so keep reading to learn in what situations a diabetic person may still be able to benefit from this treatment.


Can Gum Disease Be Cured by Removing Teeth?

June 17, 2021

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 1:11 pm
Woman lifting lip to show inflamed gum

Almost half of Americans over the age of 30 are affected by gum disease; if you fall into this group, then you’ll want to seek treatment as soon as you can before it has devastating effects on the rest of your body. You might have heard that tooth extraction is a possible form of treatment for gum disease in Scripps Ranch. Could giving up a few teeth really be the solution for restoring your oral health? Read on to learn more about why this procedure is performed to treat periodontal disease and whether it will truly solve your underlying problem.


Shocking Evidence of a Link Between COVID and Gum Disease

March 7, 2021

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 4:11 pm
woman has gum disease in Scripps Ranch

For over a year, the world has been trying to recover from the COVID pandemic. During this time, scientists and medical professionals have considered all the relevant information in an attempt to find viable solutions. As a result, they have discovered a connection between COVID (which affects the respiratory system) and gum health. Continue reading to learn how untreated gum disease in Scripps Ranch can leave you more susceptible to serious health problems.


The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Your Mouth After Getting Dental Implants

February 27, 2021

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 6:22 pm
Dentist talking to patient about dental implant aftercare

Whether you are struggling with a single missing tooth or advanced tooth loss, dental implants can restore the look and function of your smile for 20+ years! To ensure they are successful in the short and long-term, it is important to care for them properly, especially in the weeks following your procedure. With this in mind, keep reading for a few do’s and don’ts when it comes to dental implant aftercare.


5 Tips for Choosing the Best Cosmetic Dentist

December 3, 2020

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 2:09 am
Woman after seeing cosmetic dentist in Scripps Ranch

Cosmetic dentistry is a growing industry that is becoming increasingly popular throughout the years. There are all sorts of cosmetic treatments available to help patients feel more confident about their smile. In fact, having a great smile encourages others to have greater trust in you, ultimately boosting your success. However, when you are putting your smile into someone else’s hands, you want to ensure that it is someone you can truly trust. Continue reading for some helpful tips on how to choose the best cosmetic dentist in Scripps Ranch to enhance your smile.


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.


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.


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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