Month: March 2012

Rochester Dentist Discusses Root Canal Awareness Week

Did you know that the American Association of Endodontists and dentists throughout the United States designate the last week of March as Root Canal Awareness Week? Root canal therapy involves addressing decay and injury within the endodontic (interior) structures of teeth. Root canal treatment allows for you to keep your natural teeth by repairing internal… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Offers Dental Implants

Losing teeth in adulthood is distressing for many of our patients. Tooth loss often leads to feeling embarrassed and self-conscious about your smile. In addition to the psychological impact tooth loss has on a patient, missing teeth presents oral health problems as well. Surrounding teeth near an empty tooth socket lack support and often shift… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Discusses Whoopi Goldberg’s Battle with Gum Disease

Did you know that actress and comedian, Whoopi Goldberg suffers from advanced gum disease? Since publicly discussing her condition with her audience and co-hosts on The View, Whoopi Goldberg has become an advocate for oral systemic health. Ms. Goldberg was lauded by dentists and medical professionals throughout the country for raising periodontal disease awareness. Whoopi… Read more »

Celebrate National Nutrition Month with Your Rochester Dentist

Did you know that March is designated as National Nutrition Month? The Center for Disease Control and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics raise awareness about healthy eating habits and the importance of proper nutrition throughout the month of March. Although Dr. Gilly Calcagno is an experienced cosmetic, restorative, and general dentist, she cares about… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Dispels Gum Disease Myths

Gum disease is a common oral health condition. Recent estimates indicate that three out of four adults in the United States will develop some form of gum disease. Early stages of gum disease (gingivitis) are curable; however, when gum disease advances to periodontitis, the disease must be managed by treatment and professional cleanings. Periodontitis is… Read more »

Top Five Foods and Beverages that Harm Your Oral Health

Have you ever wondered how certain foods and beverages affect your oral health? The truth is that many foods and drinks we consume on a daily basis are harmful to our teeth. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our team at Calcagno Cosmetic & Family Dentistry urge our patients to watch out for acidic and sugary foods… Read more »

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Your Rochester Dentist

This weekend Rochester residents will don something green and enjoy drinking green beer with their friends. In fact, downtown Rochester will host Irish Fest 2012, where you can find gourmet Irish food and traditional folk dancing in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Did you know that St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated for centuries? As… Read more »

Do You Need Cosmetic Dentistry?

Are you embarrassed by your smile? Are your teeth stained, chipped, or crooked? Did you know that Dr. Gilly Calcagno offers Rochester residents an array of cosmetic dental procedures? In fact, she holds nearly 20 years of experience enhancing smiles.  Originally made popular by celebrities, cosmetic dentistry is common among everyday people too. Everyone wants… Read more »

Tooth Trivia from Your Rochester Dentist

At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, our team aims to provide our patients with important information about oral health and dental conditions. We believe that educated patients will take a proactive approach to managing their oral health. Our teeth are very important; we use our teeth every day for eating and speaking.  How much do… Read more »

Dr. Calcagno Offers Porcelain Veneers for Rochester Residents

Entertainment journalists report that George Clooney, Hillary Duff, Miley Cyrus, Jessica Simpson, and 50 Cent have porcelain veneers. Although many celebrities opt for veneers, all types of people benefit from the procedure. For patients in need of a total smile makeover, veneers are a great option. Porcelain Veneers Quiz Do you have chipped teeth? Are… Read more »