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Scripps Ranch Dentist-MOD Squad Dental-Soda & Your Teeth

August 26, 2014

Pop or soda can be a refreshing drink, especially on a hot day. It’s a staple of barbeques and pizza parties – kids love sodas and some people consume it with every meal. However, much like anything, too much soda can damage your health. This delicious drink can bring harm your body – they add unnecessary calories to your diet and the large amounts of sugar can lead to diabetes. Some studies even show that consuming as little as one can of soda per day can give you a 48 percent higher chance of getting a heart attack.Soda can do some remarkable damage to your teeth. Some research suggests it may be just as corrosive to teeth as drinking battery fluid, and this can occur as soon as the first three minutes of consumption. This is caused by a combination of mostly three factors, one is the sugar (which is really a minor factor compared to the others) then comes the phosphoric acid present in some sodas and finally the staining effect that they can have on your teeth.The sugar problem is caused by acid creating bacteria on the surface of your teeth that feed on sugar and use it to create acid, which destroys your teeth. The sugar in sodas is easily used by the teeth as opposed to the sugars in say, whole grain bread which does not break down in the mouth.

The phosphoric acid is worth avoiding in general. This is the same substance that dentists use to scour enamel so you know it’s effective in removing it. Of course it’s not present in the same concentrations as in a dental application but it could be worth avoiding all the same. Erosion is far more harmful than decay, and can cause hypersentivity.

Finally comes the cavities and the staining of the teeth. Sodas add layers of sugars to your teeth that create plaque and offer food for hordes of bacteria that happen to be in your mouth. Over time this layer can produce a yellowed effect on your teeth that is unsightly and will need to be treated by a dentist.

So what can you do to prevent this? The most obvious answer is to reduce or altogether stop consuming sodas. Substitute with fresh fruit juices or just have milk or better yet, water.  Citrus juice should be consumed in moderation, and if possible, in one sitting, as the highly acidic nature of these juices can cause harm teeth. Energy drinks and power drinks should also be avoided as they can have as much or even  more sugar than sodas.

If you do have soda, use a straw to reduce contact with your teeth. Also, rinse out your mouth and teeth with water, to wash out the sugars and stop them from wearing away the enamel in your teeth. Reduce your cavities and stop the erosion of enamel by using toothpaste and mouth rinse with fluoride.

Managing your oral health is important – teeth is one of the few things in the body which cannot regenerate. Take care of your teeth today, and you’ll avoid painful and expensive dentistry work later on. – See more at:

Scripps Ranch Dentist-MOD Squad Dental-Featured Smile of the Week

August 19, 2014


AMAZING before and after photos utilizing our Kor Whitening Deep Bleaching System.  This patient has tried other whitening systems in the past but did not achieve the results she wished for.  After discussing her options for whitening her teeth with Dr. Friedman during her complimentary consultation, the patient decided to try our Kor Whitening Deep Bleaching System.

Thousands of dentists around the world agree that Kor Whitening is by far the most reliable and effective whitening system ever developed.  In fact, the Kor Whitening System is so effective, it is the only recognized whitening system that whitens even tetracycline-stained teeth in a short time (previously thought to be impossible).

If you have questions about our Kor Whitening Deep Bleaching System, or would like to schedule your complimentary consultation, phone Jess today…858-547-0070.

Scripps Ranch Dentist-MOD Squad Dental

July 23, 2014

Oh BEHAVE this summer & find time for your routine cleaning!! The summer schedule is filling up, call Mel today to reserve your favorite day/time…858-547-0070

oh behave!!

Scripps Ranch Dentist Explains Dental Sealants for Children

May 22, 2014

facts.77If you have any questions about dental sealants for your children, please phone Jess today  858-547-0070.  We look forward to speaking with you soon.

Scripps Ranch Dentist Paying it Forward to SD Firefighters

May 19, 2014


Look at that smile!!!  Dr. Greg Friedman & MOD Squad Dental are so thankful to and for our San Diego firefighters for a job well done with the recent wild fires in and around the San Diego county.  MOD Squad Dental is offering complimentary dental cleanings along with a set of complimentary whitening trays to any and all firefighters during the month of June.

For details or to schedule an appointment, please phone Jessica 858-547-0070.  Again a big thank you to all of our firefighters and service men and women that helped our community.






Porcelain Veneers Scripps Ranch Dentist-Featured Smile of the Week

May 7, 2014

D.S.retracted.b.aDorothy.S _ b.a.faceWe would like to introduce our lovely patient, Dorothy.  She has been chosen as our featured smile of the week.  Dorothy visited the office for her complimentary cosmetic consultation.  She was interested in a whiter smile that she could be proud of.  Dorothy had existing bonding on her front 4 teeth that had been placed some time ago.  Over the years her bonding stained and chipped with natural wear.   Dr. Friedman spoke to the patient about whitening her teeth with home whitening trays and our favorite whitening products by Opalescence.  Once whitened,  Dr. Friedman removed Dorothy’s existing bonding & placed upper 4 porcelain veneers.  The patient was thrilled to show off her new smile on her cruise through Europe.

If you or someone you know is interested in cosmetic dentistry, give Jess a call today for your complimentary consultation & smile imaging make-over. 858-547-0070

Scripps Ranch Dentist-Infertility and Flossing

April 23, 2014

pregnant.Here’s A Serious Reason To Floss.
Not many people like the dentist, but you’d never realize how keeping your pearly whites clean can affect your chances of getting pregnant. Periodontal (gum) disease delays a positive pregnancy test by two months or more, found an Australian study. They found that women with gum disease took an average of just over seven months to become pregnant — two months longer than the average of five months that it took women without gum disease to conceive. Swollen gums and deep pockets around the teeth breed bacteria, which enter the bloodstream and trigger inflammation — potentially reducing an embryo’s chances of implantation.

If you are in need of a new dentist or your routine cleaning, call Jess today to schedule your visit.  858-547-0070

MOD Squad Dental-Scripps Ranch Dentist

February 27, 2014

flossing.8Is your child part of the 57% that DOES floss??? Flossing helps our little patients maintain a happy & healthy smile🙂

Porcelain Veneers San Diego California-Before and After Photos

July 25, 2013


Porcelain Veneers San Diego CA-Featured Smile of the Week…Some of you may remember this pretty face a couple of posts back.  This patient wanted a brighter, wider smile that she felt comfortable rocking daily.  Below are her before and after photos.  And WOW……what a great smile this patient has now.  She loves her smile and not to sound cliche’…..can not stop smiling!!! Congratulations to her from our entire team at MOD Squad and Dr. Friedman.

If you are interested in your smile possibilities, phone Jess today for your complimentary consultation.  858-547-0070


August 14, 2012

C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S to the Leung family for winning the Grand Give Away at our recent Taco Madness Patient Appreciation 2012!!!!!
The Leung family won a complimentary adult/child orthodontic case or $4000.00 toward an upper 8 porcelain smile make-over.
Congrats again Leung family,
From Doc Friedman & Mod Squad Dental

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