Entries by thomasfriscia

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 […]

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 […]