December 11, 2014
November 28, 2014
When an athlete suits up, you can bet they put on protective gear before they wear their team uniform. Whether a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, everyone needs the proper protective equipment. Imagine if some of that protective gear could also improve your athletic performance. That’s exactly what happens with Under Armour Performance Mouthwear. Dr. Greg Friedman at Mod Squad Dental in San Diego, CA, is an authorized Under Armour Performance Mouthwear provider, who will not only protect your smile, he’ll improve your game.
What is Mouthwear?
Ordinarily, mouthwear (usually called a mouth guard) is made of a plastic material that is either pre-molded or can be custom made to the exact shape and position of your teeth. All mouth wear is designed to protect your lips, gums, teeth and mouth from injury that may occur while playing sports, both contact and non-contact.
The difference between ordinary mouth guards and Under Armour Performance Mouthwear is that Under Armour’s product is designed to improve athletic performance. Typically, when engaged in competitive sports, athletes clench their teeth, a natural occurrence stemming from our “fight or flight” instinct. The problem is that when you clench your teeth, you signal the body to release cortisol, the stress hormone that can zap your athletic performance.
Under Armour Performance Mouthwear is specially designed to prevent teeth clenching, relieve pressure on your temporomandibular joint and open your airway. The secret is the ArmourBite® Power Wedges™ that sit between your upper and lower molars to maintain an open airway and prevent clenching. Independent studies show that Under Armour Performance Mouthwear works.
Call Our Office Today
If you want to protect your smile and improve your athletic performance, then call the office of Dr. Greg Friedman at Mod Squad Dental in San Diego, CA. As an authorized Under Armour Performance Mouthwear provider, he’ll fit you or a family member with this indispensable protective gear. We also serve patients in Poway, Rancho Pensaquitas, and Scripps Ranch.
November 14, 2014
Everyone is familiar with before and after photos. Does your smile currently look like a before photo? Do you want it to look like an after photo? Then porcelain veneers from Dr. Greg Friedman at Mod Squad Dental in San Diego, CA, may be the cosmetic solution you need.
Porcelain veneers are used to correct and cover up a variety of dental flaws from chipped and cracked teeth to teeth that are misaligned or have uneven and large gaps between them. And with our financing options—including cash, check, credit and debit card, most major dental insurances and third party financing—porcelain veneers may the best option financially for you, as well as cosmetically.
Porcelain Veneers in Two Appointments
For most patients, Dr. Friedman can complete the entire process required for your new smile with porcelain veneers in only two visits. Porcelain veneers are made of micro-thin layers of dental porcelain that are created in a dental lab. For a natural looking smile, Dr. Friedman will match your veneers to your existing tooth color. In addition, he will take an impression of your teeth to make sure the veneers are the correct size and shape for your mouth and facial features.
Once the dental lab fabricates your custom designed porcelain veneers and sends them to Mod Squad Dental, you’ll return to the office for your second appointment. Dr. Friedman will prepare your teeth for the veneers and carefully cement them into place. If necessary, he can further trim and shape your veneers for a perfect fit. When completed, you’ll have the “after” photo you’ve always wanted with a picture perfect smile thanks to porcelain veneers.
Call Our Office Today
If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers, schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Friedman at Mod Squad Dental in San Diego, CA. We also serve patients in Scripps Ranch, Poway and Rancho Pensaquitas.
November 13, 2014
When this patient was ready for her smile make-over she knew exactly who she wanted for her dentist because Dr. Friedman has already restored the smile of her grandmother, uncle, and other family members. This patient did not particularly like her smile and wanted the space closed between her front two teeth. This patient also had a very strong muscle (frenum) that caused her front two teeth to separate and restricted her upper lip from raising when she smiled.
During her complimentary smile consultation, Dr. Friedman discussed braces with a surgical procedure (frenectomy) to release the muscle above her two front teeth. The patient and mother were not interested in braces and wanted porcelain for her smile. Dr. Friedman completed the frenectomy along with miner gingivectomy (removal of extra gum tissue), and placed upper 8 porcelain veneers giving the patient a natural beautiful smile.
“I love my new smile and how it makes me look and feel. Thanks Doc Greg”~Soleil
If you are interested in the many possibilities of cosmetic dentistry, phone Jess today 858-547-0070 to reserve your complimentary consultation including before and after smile imaging.
October 28, 2014
Scripps Ranch Root Canal Therapy
For most people, the mere thought of a root canal conjures up feelings of discomfort. These feelings, however, pale in comparison to the pain caused when a tooth’s root is infected or succumbing to the effects of severe decay. Then, root canal therapy, or endodontic treatment, can be a tremendous relief. At Mod Squad Dental in San Diego, CA, our dentists can perform a painless root canal to save your tooth and leave you pain-free.
Signs and Symptoms of Tooth Root Trouble
Root damage can occur as a result of serious decay, a deep chip or crack in the tooth, or a hard hit to the face. While there are cases when a patient experiences no symptoms to indicate a root canal is necessary, most of the time there are obvious signs and symptoms. These include:
- Severe tooth pain when chewing, so much so that you may avoid chewing on that side of your mouth
- Tender and swollen gum tissue around the tooth
- Sensitivity to hot and cold
- A change in the tooth’s color, specifically a darker appearance
If any of these symptoms are present, then decay or infection inside the root of a tooth may be indicated. A root canal is the procedure whereby this decay and infection are eliminated. Your dentist at Mod Squad Dental will remove the soft pulp inside your tooth that contains nerve, blood and soft tissue. Once removed, the inside of the root is thoroughly cleaned and sealed from further decay and infection. Usually, the tooth will then need a dental crown for protection.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, then a root canal may be the solution. Call the office of Mod Squad Dental in San Diego, CA, today. Our dentists and staff are ready to help you with a painless root canal, so you can go about your day pain-free. We conveniently serve patients in Rancho Pensaquitas, Poway, Scripps Ranch and the surrounding areas, too.
Check out this little cutie…. Dr. Friedman placed her in upper and lower braces for about 18 months giving her a wider, straighter smile. We love seeing our patients grow up in the practice. She has become a beautiful young women inside and out.
If you are wondering if or when your children need braces, phone Jess today for your complimentary orthodontic consultation. 858-547-0070
October 21, 2014
Featured Smile of the Week by MOD Squad Dental-Dr. Greg Friedman
We usually post our featured smile of the week on Thursday but we were just so excited for this patient, we decided to share a little early. This patient visited with Dr. Friedman asking for a more mature, straighter, & larger smile. After whitening the patients teeth with our Zoom whitening process, Dr. Friedman placed upper 6 porcelain veneers creating an amazing smile.
If you are interested in your dental cosmetic options, phone Jess today 858-547-0070 for your complimentary consultation with digital imaging photos.
October 16, 2014
This patient visited MOD Squad Dental interested in a straighter, whiter smile. Dr. Friedman suggested upper and lower 6 month braces and the in-office whitening procedure, Zoom. After six months in braces and a 90 minute Zoom whitening process….this patient could not be more thrilled. Just look at that smile!!!
If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry and all of your many options, phone call Jess today to reserve your complimentary consultation. 858-547-0070
October 14, 2014
So, you’ve decided that you want to have straight teeth. Good for you! What you don’t want, however, is the appearance and hassle of metal braces and brackets. Whether you are an adult with a professional reputation to consider or a teen who just plain doesn’t like the look of metal braces, you shouldn’t have to compromise. Not to worry, because with Invisalign aligners from Mod Squad Dental in San Diego, CA, you can have braces that are virtually invisible.
Invisalign aligners are made of clear, PBA-free plastic that fit smoothly and snugly over your teeth. With no sharp wires or brackets, there’s nothing to poke or irritate the inside of your cheeks or your gums. And best of all, Invisalign—as the name implies—are all but invisible to people who see you when you are wearing them.
The Steps to Straight Teeth with Invisalign
First, you and your dentist at Mod Squad Dental will meet to discuss your smile goals and how Invisalign can help. Then, your dentist will develop a treatment plan based on x-rays, pictures and an impression of your teeth. This plan will allow you to see how your teeth will move during the course of treatment and even how your teeth will look when the plan is completed.
Of course, your role in the plan is to wear your custom-designed Invisalign aligners for a majority of the day. You’ll remove them only to eat or to brush and floss your teeth. Approximately every two weeks you’ll begin wearing a new set of aligners. Gradually, as you progress through the sets, you’ll begin to see your teeth move into their proper position. Regular check-ups at Mod Squad Dental will be scheduled, and soon you’ll have the smile you’ve always wanted!
Call Our Office Today
If you would like to learn more about Invisalign aligners, then call the Mod Squad Dental office today in San Diego, CA. Our office also conveniently serves patients in Scripps Ranch, Rancho Pensaquitas, Poway and the surrounding areas.
September 30, 2014
6 MONTH ORTHODONTICS
This patient is such a doll. She visited MOD Squad Dental wanting just a minor adjustment to her smile. She thought her teeth were not that bad but was ready to invest in braces to make them straighter. Dr. Friedman discussed an advanced orthodontic system, Six Month Braces, with the patient. She was excited to hear she could straighter her teeth in only six months. Six months from placement of her braces, her braces were removed and the patient could not be happier.
With her cute accent she shares, “The entire team is very kind, friendly and professional.The office environment is focused on providing the patients the most comfortable experience. Dr.Greg Friedman is the most talented dentist in San Diego. My family and I are very fortunate to have found such an amazing dentist.”
If you or someone you know is interested in six month braces, phone Jess today, 858-547-0070 for your complimentary consultation.
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