Dr. Mark Fried's Blog
May 11, 2018
Your dentist in Framingham isn’t just interested in your teeth — any excellent medical professional is concerned with your overall health as well. A big key to keeping your body healthy and strong actually begins with your hands. Keeping them clean through regular hand washing helps to prevent the spread of some of the most common viruses and bacteria. That’s what we call good “hand hygiene!”
April 18, 2018
Biting your cheek when you’re enjoying a nice sandwich or your favorite chips is a particular type of pain — but the resulting wound won’t last as long as one on, say, your foot or knee. Why is it that burns, cuts, and other injuries in the oral soft tissues heal much faster than those elsewhere in the body? Science says it’s due to a particular molecule in your saliva. Keep reading as your family dentist in Framingham explains exactly what that means!
March 18, 2018
If you have a cavity, it means you’re not brushing and flossing well enough, right? Well, to a certain extent that is true. But there are still a number of factors that can affect your dental health outside of your daily hygiene routine. Your family dentist in Framingham knows saliva has a lot to do with it, too — and new research says that the makeup of saliva is decided based not on genetics but on certain factors during early childhood. Keep reading to find out more about the study, and what it means for you.
February 28, 2018
It’s common for expectant mothers to have questions about their dental health. During pregnancy, maintaining a healthy smile is more important than ever, and that’s why a dental checkup with the family dentist in Framingham is advised during the first trimester of pregnancy is highly recommended. Issues with the teeth and gums can potentially put the health of you or baby at risk. Keep reading to learn more about how dental problems can affect pregnancy — and how we can help you avoid them.
January 17, 2018
If you have lost one or more teeth, dental implants offer a solution unlike any other. These tiny titanium posts take the place of a missing tooth’s root structure as well as the part that helps you eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Maybe you know about the multitude of benefits associated with dental implants in Framingham — like better oral health, a more natural appearance, and more. Now your next question is simple… is this a good option for your smile? Keep reading to find out more about what makes someone a great candidate for implant dentistry. The dentist is in!
December 17, 2017
We know it’s an exciting time for little ones when their teeth start falling out — especially if they can look forward to a visit from the tooth fairy. Children usually start losing teeth around the age of 5, and they’ll definitely let you know (and anyone else around) as soon as one of their teeth becomes loose. It can be tempting to go ahead and pull a loose tooth that doesn’t seem to want to come out on its own, but your children’s dentist in Framingham advises against forcing it. Keep reading to learn why Dr. Fried advises letting nature take its course.
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.