Entries by thomasfriscia

How To Have A Tooth-Friendly Halloween

Is thinking about Halloween candy and its effect on your children’s teeth enough to give you the chills? Don’t despair — you can be mindful of your child’s health and still let them enjoy the special occasion, dentists say. The decay process in teeth works like this: The majority — about 90 percent — of […]

Are Dental Implants For You? Learn More

A dental implant is a titanium post (like a tooth root) that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows your dentist to mount replacement teeth or bridge into that area. An implant doesn’t come loose like a denture can. Dental implants also benefit general oral health because they do not […]

Zoom Whitening: Is it Right For You?

Zoom is a bleaching process widely used throughout the country and around the world to lighten discoloration of enamel and dentin. Tooth discoloration may result from drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine; or from smoking. The aging process also can stain and darken your teeth. The Zoom in-office tooth whitening procedure uses the Zoom Advanced Power […]

Have Missing Teeth? Get Dental Implants!

Smiling is one of those things you do without really thinking about. Whether you’re laughing at a joke or are just in a good mood, smiling is bound to happen. It’s healthy to smile and nothing should take that away from you. However, a missing tooth can change all of that. Not only will you […]

Food Choices Can Affect Your Oral Health

Proper nutrition means eating a well-balanced diet so that your body can get the nutrients needed for good health and wellness. If your diet is low in the nutrients your body needs, your mouth may have a more difficult time resisting infection. This may contribute to periodontal disease, a major cause of tooth loss in […]

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and oral cancer screenings are a routine part of dental examinations. During an exam, your dentist will carefully examine the inside of your mouth and tongue. What starts out as a tiny, white or red spot or sore could be the sign of something more serious. Although most spots […]

Bad Dental Care Often the Culprit in Bad Breath

What’s the most common reason for bad breath? Bad dental care, say experts. The condition stems from having “a concentration of bacteria-producing malodorous chemicals coming from the lack of oral hygiene,” said Dr. Friscia. The source of the odor, he says, is often particles of food stuck in between the teeth and an accumulation of […]