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Mary Grace C. Rizzo-Fryzel

Dentist

Dr. Mary Grace Rizzo-Fryzel is a Dentist practicing in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Dr. Rizzo-Fryzel specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
Mary Grace C. Rizzo-Fryzel
  • Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • DMD at Temple University - Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry
  • Accepting new patients

What is the right age for kids to brush their teeth on their own?

Kids tend to rush through their brushing routine and do not brush for the full 2 minutes, or they miss spots. Parents can let kids brush their own teeth but they should go over READ MORE
Kids tend to rush through their brushing routine and do not brush for the full 2 minutes, or they miss spots. Parents can let kids brush their own teeth but they should go over them until the child is at least 8-10 years old.

For small kids how frequent should dentist visits be?

Even small children should be checked by a dentist every 6 months.

Skin is shedding on the inside of my mouth (my cheeks). Is this normal?

Hello and thank you for your question! Skin shedding is called tissue sloughing and it could occur when there is an allergy to certain foods, medications or oral care products. READ MORE
Hello and thank you for your question! Skin shedding is called tissue sloughing and it could occur when there is an allergy to certain foods, medications or oral care products. Dead skin cells are shed normally in the mouth however, certain toothpastes can accelerate this process. Also note that each person is different and there may be other causes for what you are seeing happening in your mouth. Please don’t hesitate to call our office for an evaluation! 570-343-4472. Thank you!