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I Have Sensitive Teeth. Can I Get Them Whitened?

I Have Sensitive Teeth. Can I Get Them Whitened?

I Have Sensitive Teeth. Can I Get Them Whitened? If you have sensitive teeth, you know how much discomfort they can cause. Everyday activities like drinking a cold beverage, eating ice cream, or even brushing your teeth can become a painful experience. The idea of...

Should You Brush Your Teeth in the Morning or at Night?

Should You Brush Your Teeth in the Morning or at Night?

Quick Questions: Should you brush your teeth in the morning or at night? Brushing your teeth is a fundamental part of maintaining good oral hygiene, but when is the best time to do it? We've all heard the advice to brush twice a day, and while that's undoubtedly...

Top 8 Oral Hygiene Tips for a Healthy Smile

Top 8 Oral Hygiene Tips for a Healthy Smile

8 Essential Oral Hygiene Tips for a Healthy SmileMaintaining good oral hygiene is not just about having a sparkling smile; it's crucial for overall health. Your mouth is the gateway to your body, and poor oral hygiene can lead to various dental problems, including...

Understanding the Root Causes of Soft Teeth

Understanding the Root Causes of Soft Teeth

Understanding the Root Causes of Soft Teeth and How to Safeguard Your Smile Have you been told that you have soft teeth but are confused about what causes them or how to treat them? These delicate dental structures can be prone to a myriad of issues. Soft teeth can...

Are Tooth Issues Causing Your Headaches?

Are Tooth Issues Causing Your Headaches?

Are tooth issues causing your headaches? In the bustling streets of everyday life, headaches often make an unwelcome appearance, casting a shadow over our daily activities. What if the culprit behind those persistent headaches isn't where you'd expect? Join us on a...

Teeth Grinding Causes and Treatments

Teeth Grinding Causes and Treatments

Teeth Grinding Causes and Treatment Do you ever wake up with a sore jaw, headache, or even a chipped tooth and wonder why? These might be indicators of a common yet often overlooked dental issue: teeth grinding or bruxism. Every time you unconsciously clench or grind,...

How do I know if I need a root canal?

How do I know if I need a root canal?

How do I know if I need a root canal? The mere mention of the term can make even the bravest among us shudder. But if you're constantly battling with tooth pain, you might need a root canal. And contrary to popular belief, the procedure itself is far from a horror...

Can Sensitive Teeth Be a Symptom of Receding Gums?

Can Sensitive Teeth Be a Symptom of Receding Gums?

Can Sensitive Teeth Be a Symptom of Receding Gums?Are you experiencing tooth sensitivity, that sudden jolt of discomfort when you eat or drink something hot, cold, sweet, or acidic? While there can be several causes of sensitive teeth, one potential culprit might...

Bad Breath: Causes and Treatments for Halitosis

Bad Breath: Causes and Treatments for Halitosis

Bad Breath Causes, Treatments, and Support for Halitosis Halitosis, commonly known as bad breath, can be a persistent and embarrassing condition that affects individuals of all ages. While occasional bad breath is common and often temporary, chronic halitosis can have...

Canker sores, cold sores, and mouth sores: What’s the difference?

Canker sores, cold sores, and mouth sores: What’s the difference?

Canker sores, cold sores, and mouth sores: What's the difference? At Dr. Friedman, DDS, we know many people have experienced some form of mouth sores or irritation. Some mouth sores are harmless and go away on their own after a few days, while others are more serious...

The Secret to Keeping Your Teeth for Life

The Secret to Keeping Your Teeth for Life

The Secret to Keeping Your Teeth for Life The secret to keeping your teeth for life involves more than one secret. The first is that there is no secret; and in fact, there really is no difficulty involved. Follow this simple four-step process – brush, floss, rinse,...

Can I use mouthwash instead of flossing?

While mouthwash goes a long way in improving your oral care, it is not a substitute for flossing. Mouthwashes and flossing provide different benefits that you should understand.

Make Your Smile Dazzling For Your Wedding!

Are you ready to make your smile dazzling for your wedding? Planning a wedding can be a highly stressful time. Dr. Philip Friedman and our team want to support you in this process by helping you achieve a beautiful, bright smile.

Oral Health during Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life, as you eagerly wait for the birth of the new addition. Needless to say, pregnancy comes with a lot of responsibilities, such as maintaining good oral health during pregnancy. Everything you do to your own body can affect your baby’s health, so you eat right and try to avoid anything that could harm your baby.

Headaches: The Dental Connection

Many people suffer through headaches for years without getting to the root cause of their problem. If you find yourself constantly popping painkillers to get through the day, it might be worth a trip to see a medical professional – but it may not be the person you think.

Three Must-Have Dental Treatments

There are numerous options for dental treatments out there, so how do you choose which are right for you? Our experts at Dr. Friedman, DDS have handpicked the three must-have procedures that we believe can benefit nearly every patient.

Oral Cancer and HPV Information

Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is best known as a sexually transmitted infection. In the United States, it is the most common sexually transmitted disease, with 79 million Americans currently infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dental Veneers

Improving your smile with Dental VeneersAre you looking to improve the appearance of your front teeth? Dental veneers are widely used to improve the appearance of front teeth and are a much more conservative option than a full dental crown. Dental Veneers can be used...

Bright Smile Benefits

Key to a Brighter SmileHaving a nice, bright smile can affect the way you look, and in turn, improve how you feel about yourself. With the help of Dr. Philip Friedman to provide you with a whitening treatment, you won’t have to be afraid to show your bright smile any...

Should I visit the emergency room for dental emergencies?

Dental EmergenciesEmergency rooms are for emergencies, so before you head to the hospital because of a dental problem, you need to ask yourself this question: Is what you're experiencing really a medical emergency? While emergency room visits for dental related issues...

How do I know if I’m at risk for oral cancer?

Every year, over 50,000 North Americans are diagnosed with oral or throat cancer, which has a higher death rate than many other common cancers, including cervical cancer, testicular cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and thyroid or skin cancers.

Do you suffer from sleep apnea?

At Dr. Friedman, DDS, we know our patients love a good amount of rest each night in order to be energized for the day and week ahead. After all, without enough sleep, exhaustion during the day is the most immediate consequence.

Stress and Your Oral Health

Stress and Your Oral HealthStress symptoms—which include high blood pressure, severe aches, and insomnia—may be affecting your health, even though you might not realize it. You may think illness is the culprit when in fact stress may actually be the reason. While...

Brushing Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

Brushing Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re MakingIt’s great that you’re enthusiastic about your dental health! Here are some tips from Dr. Philip Friedman and our team to make sure you are getting the most out of your brushing by avoiding common mistakes. Choose the...

Tooth Protection and Winter Sports

Just because it’s cold out there doesn’t mean you’ll give up keeping fit and active! Winter is the season for some of our favorite team sporting activities, and when you’re donning your protective gear, don’t forget to protect your teeth as well.

A Brighter Smile for the New Year

A Brighter Smile for the New YearThe beginning of a new year is the perfect opportunity for a fresh start for you and your smile. At Dr. Friedman, DDS, a brighter smile is quick and easy!Given the latest in whitening technology, whiter teeth are only an appointment...

Dental Visits Are Not So Bad

Dental Visits Are Not So BadMany people dread going to the dentist. Dental visits have the reputation of being painful and uncomfortable, and it is common for people to compare unfortunate situations such as having a root canal or feeling the dentist’s drill. However,...

Make Brushing Teeth Fun!

Make Brushing Teeth Fun!It’s understandable that kids would rather be playing outside or watching their favorite movie instead of doing a “boring” task like brushing their teeth. But there are ways to make brushing fun for your son or daughter, and encourage healthy...

Tips for a Whiter Smile

Tips for a Whiter SmileEveryday life can take a toll on the whiteness of our teeth: Foods we love as well as soft drinks and coffee can stain them over time. Poor brushing and flossing can also leave behind tooth stains. Even injuries to teeth or gums can cause some...

Fluoride Use in Adolescents

Fluoride Use in AdolescentsFluoride is a mineral that plays an essential role in oral health. In fact, the significant reduction in American tooth decay in recent decades can be attributed to a greater availability of fluoride in public water supplies, toothpaste, and...

Treating Gum Disease with Antibiotics

Treating Gum Disease with AntibioticsWhy does gum disease develop? Our mouths are home to bacteria, which form a film called plaque. Plaque sticks to the surfaces of our teeth, at the gumline, and can even grow below the gumline. And this bacterial growth leads to...

Oh no, not the dentist!

Oh no, not the dentist!If you or your children suffer from dental anxiety, you aren’t alone. According to the Cleveland Clinic, between nine and 15 percent of Americans admit to feeling sufficiently afraid of going to the dentist to avoid making an appointment. The...

How do I prevent oral cancer?

How do I prevent oral cancer?The fact is, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation, close to 40,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year, resulting in more than 8,000 deaths. Men face twice the risk of developing oral cancer as women,...

Common Emergency Care Visits: Toothaches or abscesses

Common Emergency Care Visits: Toothaches or abscessesDental problems do not always wait for normal office hours. Broken fillings or damaged teeth are common reasons for emergency treatment. Toothaches and abscesses can also require prompt attention. Dr. Philip...

Make Brushing With Your Child Fun!

Make Brushing With Your Child Fun! It’s no secret that kids and adults have different priorities: your duty is to raise a happy, healthy child, but your little one’s only priority may be to have fun. When it comes to brushing teeth, it can be hard to combine a healthy...

My child has canker sores! How can I help?

My child has canker sores! How can I help?According to the American Association of Pediatric Density, roughly one in five children suffers from canker sores. Canker sores are small sores that appear inside the cheeks, on the lips, on the surface of the gums, and under...

Implants: Why It’s Important to Replace Missing Teeth

Implants: Why It’s Important to Replace Missing TeethSometimes, despite our best care, we lose a tooth. If it is a front tooth, it will probably be a high priority to replace. But if a missing tooth doesn’t show when we smile, what’s the hurry? Let’s look at the...

Are thumb sucking and pacifier habits harmful for a child’s teeth?

Are thumb sucking and pacifier habits harmful for a child’s teeth?Depending on how long the thumb sucking or constant pacifier use continues, and how aggressively the child sucks a thumb or the pacifier, it can indeed be an oral health issue. Generally speaking, most...

What to do about Dry Mouth

What to do about Dry MouthXerostomia, commonly known as dry mouth, is a condition in which the salivary glands in the mouth don’t produce enough saliva. Saliva keeps the mouth moist and cleanses it of bacteria. A lack of it makes for an uncomfortably dry mouth that is...

DIY Cures for Bad Breath

DIY Cures for Bad BreathAre you afraid to open your mouth because you have bad breath? You’re not alone bad breath or Halitosis happens to everyone, at one time or another. If you have chronic bad breath there could be a number of reasons, including:Gum diseaseSinus...

My gums are shrinking!

My gums are shrinking!Have you ever looked in the mirror and noticed that your teeth looked longer? Does it seem like your gums are shrinking? This condition is called recession—many adults have it. Let’s look at some of the causes and what you can do about it. During...

September is National Gum Care Month!

September is National Gum Care Month! Can you believe it's already September? At Dr. Friedman, DDS, we know that gingivitis, the early stage of periodontal disease, can be difficult to recognize. Many people don’t recognize the warning signs, bleeding and swollen...

What exactly is biofilm?

What exactly is biofilm?Biofilm is a protective home for bacteria that’s composed of microorganisms. Biofilm can be found in wet places such as ponds, sewers, and bathroom drains, and it also grows on metals and minerals.But biofilm can also be found in your mouth, in...

Natural Ways to Soothe a Toothache

Natural Ways to Soothe a ToothacheToothaches can come in many different forms, but no matter which, they’re always uncomfortable. Dr. Philip Friedman and our team want you to know there are simple ways to cure this common problem. Toothaches can be caused by...

Are you a candidate for dental implants?

Are you a candidate for dental implants?Dr. Philip Friedman and our team have helped many patients using implant dentistry at our Savannah, GA office restore their smiles to look more natural. Each implant is created to fit in perfectly with the look of the rest of...

Periodontics and Pregnancy

Periodontics and PregnancyPeriodontal health — which refers to the condition of the structures that support your teeth — is an important part of your oral and overall health. However, periodontal health becomes even more important when you're pregnant. Bad oral health...

Root Canal Recovery

Root Canal RecoveryAnyone who has had a compromised tooth knows that the amount of discomfort it causes can be extremely unpleasant. Although no one looks forward to a root canal, this procedure is actually the best way to both eliminate pain and save your tooth. If...

Dental Fear in Children: Brought on by parents?

Dental Fear in Children: Brought on by parents? Two studies – one conducted in Washington State, and whose findings were published in the Journal of Pediatric Dentistry in 2004, and another conducted in Madrid, Spain, and whose findings were reported in 2012...

Minimally Invasive Dentistry

Minimally Invasive DentistryAs the field of dentistry advances and the use of technology in the field increases, the concept of minimally invasive dentistry has emerged. Preservation of a healthy set of natural teeth for each patient should be the objective of every...

Oral Health Problems: An indicator of overall health problems?

Oral Health Problems: An indicator of overall health problems?If you are like many people, you might think of your oral health as separate from your overall health. After all, most dental coverage plans are distinct from health care coverage. However, your oral health...

Find Out how Your Diet can Cause Cavities

Find Out how Your Diet can Cause CavitiesSometimes food that’s good for your body isn’t necessarily the best for your teeth. Dr. Philip Friedman and our team want you to know which healthy foods can harm your teeth and gums, and what steps you can take to continue...

Top Ten Ways to Improve Heart Health

Top Ten Ways to Improve Heart HealthThe human heart truly appreciates it when we eat healthy foods, don’t smoke, and exercise regularly. But there’s something else that can improve your heart’s longevity and you may not know about: keeping your teeth and gums in...

What’s an intraoral camera?

What’s an intraoral camera? One of the greatest features our team at Dr. Friedman, DDS offers is the ability to see first-hand how we can help our patients. While X-rays help us detect any problems in your mouth and give us valuable information on what is bothering...

The Effects of Sleep Apnea on Dental Health

The Effects of Sleep Apnea on Dental HealthSleep apnea is an increasingly common medical condition, and one that can have a truly devastating effect on the waking life of the sufferer. Those who suffer from the disorder may find that they suffer any or all of the...

Healthy Summer Foods

Healthy Summer FoodsIt’s summer—that wonderful time of year when fresh and delicious produce abounds. Dr. Philip Friedman will tell you that your teeth, gums, and tissues all rely on an appropriate mix of vitamins and minerals to maintain good oral health no matter...

Good Dental Hygiene Impacts Overall General Health

Good Dental Hygiene Impacts Overall General HealthThere are many ways in which your oral health has an impact on your overall general health. There are naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth. Some of those bacteria, including strep and staph, are harmful, while...

Oral-Systemic Health

Oral-Systemic HealthOral-systemic health is the idea that oral health is a critical and interconnected component to a patient’s overall health and well-being. Studies show that people who have poor oral health are more likely to have other health conditions such as...

Teeth Grinding Can Damage Your Teeth

Teeth Grinding Can Damage Your TeethGrinding of the teeth, also known as bruxism, is a serious condition from which nearly ten percent of Americans suffer. It’s a mechanical reflex that often happens during slumber. Unfortunately, most people don’t recall grinding...

Surprising Ways to Prevent Cavities

Surprising Ways to Prevent CavitiesThere are numerous ways to prevent cavities. Some, like brushing your teeth regularly and visiting our Savannah, GA office, are more obvious than others. Beyond the standard methods of preventing cavities there are a number of...