Greg Friedman DMD
Call (858) 547-0070 10755 Scripps Poway Pkwy, Suite K
San Diego, CA 92131

August 26, 2014

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

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:

August 25, 2014

Help This Beautiful Heart Fight & Beat Cancer for the Third Time

MOD Squad Dental is asking for your help in supporting this beautiful heart fight and beat cancer for a third time.  Please read her story and help this women that as already helped so many through and with their own medical recovery journeys.


August 19, 2014

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


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.

August 14, 2014

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

b.a.zoom.bondingDuring this patients complimentary consultation, she discussed with Dr. Friedman that she desired a whiter, brighter smile.  The patient had some existing bonding on her front two teeth.  Dr. Friedman recommended our Zoom in office whitening procedure and then replacing the bonding on her front 2 teeth.  The result is beautiful and the smile proves it!

If you or someone you know is interested in dental bonding or other cosmetic dental procedures, phone Jess today 858-547-0070 and reserve your complimentary consultation.


MOD Squad Dental-Dr. Greg Friedman

Dr.LaughterSelfies with Dr. Laughter!!! Check out that smile as our office manager, Jessica, gets an adjustment and massage from our very own chiropractor, Dr. Laughter.  It is a great benefit to have a Chiropractor as our patient.  We encourage our team to get adjusted and have a relaxing massage once a month.  Happy Team = Happy Patients :)

If you would like to keep your work team happy, contact Dr. Laughter today for details. or 619-298-5001

August 12, 2014

MOD Squad Dental-Back to School Braces Special

braces.7The 2014-2015 school year is right around the corner and we are excited for this new school year for many reasons.  As a preferred provider of Invisalign (Clear Braces), we have been offered the opportunity to pass along a great saving  for our patients young and old.  For the month of August, any Orthodontic case, traditional or Invisalign will have a courtesy adjustment of $800.00.

If you or a family  member is interested in this offer and would like more details or would like to schedule your complimentary consultation, phone Jess today to arrange a visit.  858-547-0070.  Space is limited so reserve your appointment today.

July 31, 2014

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

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic DentistryDr. Greg Friedman @ 9:49 pm


If you have wondered about cosmetic dentistry or current procedures available for correcting or improving your smile, it is as simple as taking a photograph with Scripps Ranch Dentist, Dr. Greg Friedman.  The patient featured in this post was unhappy with her smile & wished for her teeth to be whiter and the spaces to be closed.  During her complimentary cosmetic consultation, Dr. Friedman took some digital photos and with his cosmetic imaging software, enhanced her before smile.  These  imaged photos helped the patient decide on her future smile make-over procedures.

If you or some one you know is interested in a smile make-over, phone Jess today to schedule your complimentary cosmetic consultation.  858-547-0070

July 23, 2014

Scripps Ranch Dentist-MOD Squad Dental

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!!

July 21, 2014

Taco Madness Patient Appreciation 2014 was a Success!!

Well Taco Madness Patient Appreciation 2014 was a huge success!  Thanks to all of our wonderful patients that attended & BIG welcome to all the new patients that have joined the MOD Squad Dental family.  Congratulations to the Wick & Burke family for winning our 2 grand prizes.  See you again in 2015 for more fun!!!


July 3, 2014

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


Smile make-over utilizing upper 4 porcelain veneers on this doll.  She had a reverse smile initially.  She whitened her teeth with our in-office Zoom whitening procedure then Dr. Friedman placed upper 4 porcelain veneers. Beautiful!!

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10755 Scripps Poway Pkwy Suite K, San Diego, CA 92131 USA
Dr. Greg Freidman Dr. Greg Friedman at Mod Squad Dental in San Diego, CA combines state-of-the-art general and cosmetic dentistry. (858) 547-0070