Dr. Mark Fried's Blog
September 20, 2017
As your trusted dentist in Framingham, your health and safety are our number one concern. Some patients have questions about the use of dental x-rays — like, are they really safe? Isn’t radiation bad? Is there any other way you can get a closer look at my teeth?
August 30, 2017
Even when your child is in the process of losing their first set of teeth and replacing them with permanent ones, their basic dental needs aren’t so different from your own. Kids still need to brush their teeth twice a day and floss daily, and many experience sensitivity to heat and cold.
July 10, 2017
If you’re looking to get healthier, as millions of people do every day, the internet “experts” will tell you to do 3 basic things: eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, and get enough sleep. However, there is something else many of them forget to mention: you need to take care of your teeth as well. More and more research is revealing how your oral health can significantly impact your overall health and how taking care of one can help the other. Today, we’re going to discuss this little known connection and reveal how a trip to your dentist can effect more than just your smile. (more…)
July 4, 2017
No matter what caused your tooth loss, the fact is that those missing teeth must be replaced — and soon. Having a gap in the smile makes eating difficult, and a lisp or whistle may develop in your speech, too. Over time, missing teeth cause the jawbone to shrink, increasing the risk of even more tooth loss later on. Dental implants in Framingham provide a wonderful solution for many patients.
May 11, 2017
Your child is prone to cavities – it seems as soon as your little one’s teeth arrived in their mouth that the trouble started. Even as young as your child is, they’ve already had a filling, and you want to prevent the tooth decay that causes dental caries from affecting your child’s smile more drastically. So, you head to your trusted family dentist in Framingham. And thankfully, Dr. Mark Fried teaches you what you can do to protect your child’s smile from further cavities. Learn tips to keep your child’s teeth healthy and bright in this post.
April 6, 2017
Tooth loss significantly impacts your confidence, quality of life, and oral health. To regain a complete smile, dental implants have quickly become the preferred choice for tooth replacement. As a permanent solution with over a 95% success rate, you will make a wise investment in your smile with dental implants. However, before you commit, it is natural to have concerns about the cost of dental implants in Framingham. Dr. Mark Fried understands your concerns. To put your mind at ease, there are many ways you can pay for the cost of the procedure.
March 5, 2017
You’re constantly thinking about your missing teeth. Whenever you talk, eat, or brush, you’re always reminded about the gaps in your smile, so you finally decide to do a little research about how to get them replaced. You keep reading about dental implants and how they are one of the best solutions currently available, but you also see that not everyone is a good candidate for them. Why not? How does this apply to you? Today, Dr. Mark Fried is going to talk about why you may (or may not) be ready to get dental implants in Framingham. (more…)
January 13, 2017
So the day has finally come. Your dentist has told you that one of your teeth is extremely damaged and you need root canal therapy. This has been the day you’ve been dreading for years. You’ve always heard about how painful root canal therapy is. Can’t they just mercifully pull your tooth and be done with it? Actually, the “pain” often associated with the procedure is a complete myth thanks to modern dentistry. Root canal therapy is actually one of the best ways to relieve your worst tooth pain, not cause it. Dr. Mark Fried is going to answer some of your most common questions about getting a root canal in Framingham, and let you know why you have nothing to fear. (more…)
January 3, 2017
The waiter places your steak in front of you, and as your friends start to dig in, you feel a tightness in your chest. You usually get together with them at least once a month for a nice dinner, but now that you’re here, you’re unsure that you’ll be able to actually eat it. You see, your missing teeth have made it nearly impossible to eat a variety of foods, particularly steak. As you sit there, one of your friends asks, “Is it alright?” You don’t know whether to send it back or vainly chew it, so you just mumble something, hoping they don’t notice the gap in your smile. Problems like this are common for people with missing teeth, and they can greatly impact both your appearance and independence. What should you do about it? How can you avoid this feeling of inadequacy? Dr. Mark Fried knows how to help you, and it’s with dental implants in Framingham. (more…)
November 21, 2016
You’re looking over old pictures as you’re cleaning out your closet and you notice a theme. Around age 14, you stopped showing your teeth when you smiled. You became self-conscious because they had chips and gaps, and in fact, they still do. This habit followed you all the way through high school, college, and you still do it now. You wish there was a way you could actually fix your teeth so you didn’t have to hide them. Thanks to porcelain veneers in Framingham from Dr. Mark Fried, Dr. Julie Werman, and Dr. Sarah Shih, you can now have a smile you are eager to show the world. (more…)