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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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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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5 Stress-Related Habits That Are Bad For Your Oral Health

August 30, 2019

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 3:53 pm
person biting their nails

Everyone understands that anxiety and worry have negative impacts on your mental health, but did you know that stress impacts teeth? If you constantly feel on-edge or overwhelmed, you’re not alone. In fact, the American Psychological Association conducted a survey that found that most Americans are suffering from high amounts of stress. This condition doesn’t just disappear or restart every day. Your body begins to manifest this worry through forming bad habits that can have severe impacts on your wellbeing. Here are five stress-related habits that can leave you with a dental emergency.

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Bubbles & Botox Party

August 26, 2019

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 11:09 pm
Join us for our Bubbles & Botox Party this Thursday, August 29th at 5:00 pm at
MOD Squad Dental…
$9 per unit (about 30% courtesy)
Call Jess or Jenna to reserve your spot
858-547-0070 today…
Our party is open to the
public with limited space…
We will be serving champagne bubbles
and hors d’oeuvres along with a great time…

Getting Rid of Pesky White Spots On Your Teeth

August 6, 2019

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 1:35 pm
person with a white spot on their tooth

Are you wondering whether the white spots on your teeth are a sign of a serious oral health problem? If you notice anything out of the ordinary with your mouth, you should always schedule an appointment with your dentist in Scripps Ranch to get a professional diagnosis and peace-of-mind. Many people have these white spots that are caused by demineralization of the enamel, so you’re not alone. Read on to learn some of the most common causes of this issue and how you can get rid of them.

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