Visiting the dentist isn’t always everyone’s favorite thing to do. In fact, a portion of the American population has dental phobia—30 to 40 million people to be exact. When you visit your dentist in Scripps Ranch, Dr. Greg Friedman, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands. We take pride in offering patients expert support and modern services that they need to keep a healthy, beautiful smile for years to come. Still nervous about visiting our office for the first time? We’re here to walk you through what to expect when you visit MOD Squad Dental for the first time and why it’s so important to do so.
Visiting the Squad is Important!
Did you know that periodontal disease (advanced gum disease) is the primary cause of tooth loss for American adults? Even worse, aggressive oral cancer causes more than 7,500 deaths each year! By visiting MOD Squad Dental every six months (at least) these dangerous health concerns could have been addressed and treated in their preliminary stages. Both diseases have high retention rates when addressed early on, but there are an overwhelming number of patients that avoid visiting their dentist. Unfortunately, some of them suffer the daunting consequences. By keeping an eye out for trouble semiannually, Dr. Friedman can often reduce your potential for developing harmful sicknesses.
My First Appointment with MOD Squad Dental
A Thorough Dental Examination
Dr. Friedman thoroughly examines every detail about each patient’s mouth looking for signs of health issues both in your mouth and red flags for your overall health. When we look at your mouth, our trained eyes are searching for signs of health issues like decay, gum disease, TMJ dysfunction, teeth grinding, and oral cancer in its early stages and start the best treatment to get your oral health back on track. We also use advanced dental technology like digital x-rays to give both us and our patients a better look at the inner and outer workings of their mouth.
A Professional Cleaning
Our hygienists and dentists will carefully and gently remove plaque and bacteria from hard to reach spots in your mouth. Even with a nearly perfect dental hygiene routine at home, it is important to have your dentist professionally clean the areas that are hard to reach and remove any hardened plaque to avoid gum disease.
A Personalized Plan for Treatment
After your mouth has been evaluated and cleaned, your family dentist in Scripps Ranch will take the time to discuss the findings of your dental appointment. If Dr. Friedman is concerned about anything, he will recommend the best plan for treating it. We work hand in hand with patients to help them choose the services that work best for them and their lifestyles.
Schedule Your Next Appointment
Dr. Friedman practices in a safe, innovative, state-of-the-art facility that’s fit to serve any patient’s dental needs—that’s right! Dental care for the whole family! We especially emphasize the importance of regular dental visits because we know that preventive care lays the foundation for a healthy, long-lasting smile. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment for you and your family members.