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Why are Some Implant Cases More Complex? Your Dentist in Scripps Ranch Explains

May 23, 2018

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 9:52 pm

Happy woman in dental chair.Dental implants are an excellent solution for patients who are living with one or multiple compromised or missing teeth. Because they replace both your tooth and root, they not only restore your smile, but they also protect your oral health. Since implants can restore multiple teeth, at times the procedure can be more complex. Your dentist in Scripps Ranch explains everything you need to know about dental implants.


Your Dentist in San Diego Talks About Acid Reflux and Your Oral Health

May 17, 2018

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 3:23 pm

woman with acid refluxAcid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are common conditions that affect millions of people. They cause stomach acids to back up into the esophagus and are often accompanied by other unpleasant sensations, such as heartburn. GERD can even increase the chances of esophageal cancer! If you suffer from GERD or frequent acid reflux, it’s important that you take steps to manage the condition. Today, your dentist in San Diego is here to talk specifically about how acid reflux can affect your oral health.


Will Your Porcelain Veneers in San Diego Last Forever?

April 17, 2018

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 1:59 am

Illustration of a veneer being placedChips, cracks, stains and gaps…some people call these “character flaws,” but others want to correct them and achieve the smile they’ve always dreamed about. If you fall into the latter category and have been looking into how to correct your smile’s flaws, you’ve probably come across veneers!

Porcelain veneers in San Diego are a fantastic option for correcting a wide variety of cosmetic issues. But how do they work and how long do they last? Keep reading to find out!


A Dentist in San Diego Discusses Impact of 5 Lifestyle Choices!

April 3, 2018

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 3:26 am

Woman drinking a smoothieYou may be surprised to hear it, but researchers have found a lot of evidence over the last 20 years that the health of the mouth and body are linked. That means that the same habits that affect your overall health affect your mouth as well!

As a dentist in San Diego who provides comprehensive care, we’ve seen firsthand how some of the daily lifestyle choices people make can affect their teeth and gums. Since the connection between oral health and the body has never been clearer, we wrote a blog to explain how five lifestyle choices impact you!


Can’t Shake Your Morning Breath? A Dentist in San Diego Explains

March 20, 2018

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 1:24 am

Woman covering her mouth with her handBeep…beep…beep…Good morning! As your alarm clock goes off and wakes you out of a sound sleep, you groggily get up and head to the kitchen. As you go to give your significant other a quick peck, they hastily turn their cheek at the last second. Yikes! In a not-so-subtle way, your partner might be giving you a clue that your breath isn’t so great. Unfortunately, even if you feel as fresh as a daisy after a good night’s sleep, your breath doesn’t smell like one. Considering that you brush and floss each night, you may be confused as to why this is still happening. Not to worry! As a dentist in San Diego, we’ll explain why no one is immune from morning breath and what you can do about it.


Are You Being Screened For Oral Cancer? Ask a Dentist in San Diego!

March 2, 2018

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 4:18 pm

Sign saying oral cancerThanks to modern medicine over the last several decades there have been significant advances in treating cancer and survival rates are up overall. However, the rate at which people are getting some types of cancer has actually increased. Sadly, this is the case with oral cancer. In fact, according to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 1.1% of all men and women will be diagnosed with either oral or throat cancer in their lifetimes. As with all cancers, early detection is critical. The good news is that your dentist in San Diego can perform these screenings for you. But how often are they recommended and what is your dentist looking for? In this blog, we’ll answer those questions and more.


Are White Teeth Necessarily Healthy Teeth? Ask Your Dentist in San Diego

February 15, 2018

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 7:15 pm

Woman holding a picture of black and white teethThese days it’s easy to feel self-conscious about your smile if it isn’t as white as you’d like. Especially since it seems like everyone else has a perfect, sparkling set of pearly whites! But if your teeth are discolored does that mean that you have cavities or other issues? Not necessarily, according to a dentist in San Diego. In fact, someone with stained or yellow teeth can actually have great oral health. Somewhat surprisingly, the appearance of the teeth isn’t always an indicator of how strong they are. Keep reading if you’d like to know more about the difference between white teeth and healthy teeth – and how you can have both!


Are Implants a Good Idea if You Smoke? Ask a Dentist in San Diego

February 2, 2018

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 8:21 am

Picture of someone smoking a cigaretteIf you’re one of the 178 million Americans with missing teeth you’ve probably spent some time looking at replacement options. After all, even just one missing tooth can affect your confidence, your ability to eat all your favorite foods and your appearance! Dental implants are an excellent option for a wide range of patients because they can be customized, regardless of how many teeth are missing. Not to mention that implants look and feel more like your natural teeth than other any other option. But what if you’re a smoker – can that impact an implant? In this blog, your dentist in San Diego will answer that question and explain how you can increase your chances for success.


5 Facts About Cavities Explained by Your Dentist in San Diego

January 15, 2018

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 3:48 pm

monstrous cavity crawling out of toothSince childhood, you’ve been hearing about the infamous character called the ‘cavity.’ This monstrous little creature has the ability to multiply and wreak major havoc, but you’re not sure what his origin is and what drives his destructive tendencies. Your dentist in San Diego has been studying this matter very closely and is willing to share 5 facts about the notorious cavity. He’ll also explain how to defeat it with simple hygienic practices and preventive dentistry. Read on to learn more.


A New Year for Oral Health with Your Dentist in Scripps Ranch

January 7, 2018

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 2:17 pm

man writing goals coffee cup glassesSo it’s a new year! Are you excited? Have you written out your goals for the next 12 months? Here’s a chance to add a very necessary item that many people could possibly be overlooking – oral health. This is a super simple resolution that is very attainable. It doesn’t demand any miraculous events to occur or for the stars to align properly. It just requires a few daily disciplines. And your dentist in Scripps Ranch is so passionate about the benefits that this outlook will provide for you in the new year, that he has decided to weigh in and offer is expert advice. Continue reading to learn what oral health goals you can set for the upcoming year and how they will enhance your life.


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