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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


General vs. Cosmetic Dentist: Which to Choose to Improve Your Smile’s Appearance

September 7, 2019

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 4:25 pm

When it comes to improving the look of your smile, who do you think is most qualified to perform the type of procedure you need? Whether it is porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding, or Invisalign, you want a highly-skilled, artistic individual to provide you with quality, long-lasting results, right? While it might not always be easy trying to determine whether a general or cosmetic dentist can give you the smile of your dreams, allow us to help you identify which dental professional is best for your individual needs.

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