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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 gums,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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