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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 […]

Thomas F. Friscia, D.D.S., F.A.G.D Receives 2018 Best of Morganville Award

Thomas F. Friscia, D.D.S., F.A.G.D Receives 2018 Best of Morganville Award Morganville Award Program Honors the Achievement MORGANVILLE November 30, 2018 — Thomas F. Friscia, D.D.S., F.A.G.D has been selected for the 2018 Best of Morganville Award in the Dentist category by the Morganville Award Program. Each year, the Morganville Award Program identifies companies that […]

Kids’ Healthy Teeth During The Holidays

Chances are good that visions of cookies, desserts and candy canes may be dancing in your children’s heads this holiday season. While you will do what you can to limit their intake of these sugary treats, your kids will probably be eating their fair share of sugar at your family holiday parties. Despite their consumption […]

Halloween Candy: Your Dental Health Survival Guide

With Halloween comes ghosts, goblins and goodies—and the sugar in those treats can play some unwanted tricks on your teeth if you’re not careful. Here’s why: The bacteria in your mouth are probably more excited to eat Halloween candy than you are. When the bacteria eat the sugar and leftover food in your mouth, a […]

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Dr. Friscia:   Sedation dentistry uses medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. It’s sometimes referred to as “sleep dentistry,” although that’s not entirely accurate. Patients are usually awake with the exception of those who are under general anesthesia. The levels of sedation used include: Minimal sedation — you are awake but relaxed. Moderate sedation […]

Bridges & Crowns

Overview Bridges and crowns are fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, by Dr Friscia. Crowns are used most commonly to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth or cover an implant. Dr. Friscia may recommend a crown to: Replace a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining Protect a […]

Dental Implants Are they an option for you?

Dental implants replace natural missing teeth Dental implants are posts surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone. They replace one or more teeth that are next to each other. Implants are an effective way to replace missing natural teeth. When teeth are lost because of disease or an accident, dental implants may be a […]

Are Dental Implants Safe?

Proven safe and effective at replacing missing teeth when provided by Dr. Friscia, contemporary dental implants have been in use for more than 30 years. Dental implants are typically made of titanium, a biocompatible material that is accepted by the body and serves as a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth. Your natural bone […]