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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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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.

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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.

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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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