Month: April 2012

Rochester Oral Hygiene Quiz

Do you properly clean your teeth? Does your oral hygiene regimen need a tune-up? With proper oral hygiene and professional dental care, your teeth can last for a lifetime. Calcagno Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is dedicated to improving our patients’ oral health through excellent oral healthcare and patient education. We believe that through patient education,… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Places Crowns in Just One Visit

Your eyes do not deceive you. It is true; at Calcagno Cosmetic & Family Dentistry we place beautiful, natural-looking crowns in one visit. Dr. Gilly Calcagno is only one of two dentists in Rochester that uses CEREC technology. Before CEREC, placing a crown took a minimum of two visits. Our team answers common questions about… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Offers a Brief History of Teeth Whitening

Everybody wants a white smile. In fact, wishing for a bright, white smile is nothing new. People throughout the centuries have attempted to whiten their teeth with various methods. Some early teeth whitening techniques were dangerous to oral and dental health while others were advanced for their time. Teeth Whitening Throughout History Ancient Babylonians brushed… Read more »

Rochester Cosmetic Dentist Discusses Celebrity Smiles

Celebrities are famous for their immaculate smiles. Many people might think that celebrities were just naturally blessed with white, straight teeth. Contrary to popular opinion, people aren’t born with beautiful, bright smiles.  If your favorite celebrity wears a flawless smile, more than likely it is the work of a talented cosmetic dentist. Feel free to… Read more »

Children’s Preventive Dentistry in Rochester

Like adults, children are susceptible to cavities. In fact, the Center for Disease Control has noted a rising trend in childhood tooth decay. Did you know that tooth decay is considered an infectious disease? Untreated cavities cause many health problems for children. Not only do cavities cause toothaches, they may also impede your child’s ability… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Raises Awareness for National Facial Protection Month

Did you know that traumatic facial injuries result in over four million tooth extractions every year in the United States? The American Dental Association along with dentists and oral surgeons throughout the country designate April as National Facial Protection Month. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our team at Calcagno Cosmetic & Family Dentistry discuss the importance… Read more »

Bad Dental Habits in Rochester

Are you harming your teeth with common bad habits? You might be surprised how habits that seem innocent actually harm your teeth and oral health. Our teeth are strong; they endure the daily pressure of chewing and grinding food. Despite their strength, your teeth are not indestructible. Dr. Gilly Calcagno discusses how common habits affect… Read more »

Toothpaste Cleans More than Your Teeth: Your Rochester Dentist Explains

Have you ever used dyer sheets to tame static electricity in your hair? You may not know that dryer sheets and many other common household items have many alternative uses. For example, toothpaste can almost clean anything in your home and can even heal pimples and insect bites. Toothpaste Provides Powerful Stain Removal Did you… Read more »

Oral Cancer Screenings in Rochester, MN

Did you know that oral cancer can be a potentially life-threatening illness? In fact, almost 8,000 Americans die every year from oral cancer. This year alone, over 30,000 new cases of oral cancer will be diagnosed. Fortunately, Rochester residents can easily be screened for oral cancer by visiting the dentist. Rochester Dentist Provides Oral Cancer… Read more »

The Connection between Oral Health and Heart Disease: Your Rochester Dentist Explains

The health of your mouth is connected to the health of your entire body. For example, periodontal (gum) disease is linked to a number of chronic ailments including dementia, coronary artery disease, cancer, diabetes, and stroke. Researchers now acknowledge a link between your general wellbeing and oral health—particularly the effect gum disease has on the… Read more »