Month: May 2012

Rochester Cosmetic Dentist Discusses Toothbrush Replacement

Have you ever noticed that the bristles on your toothbrush begin to fray over time? Have you ever wondered when to replace your toothbrush? Many of our patients ask our team at Calcagno Cosmetic & Family Dentistry about toothbrush replacement and storage methods. To help answer your questions, Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our team offer… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Discusses the Importance of Dental Care During Pregnancy

At Calcagno Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we understand how momentous and exciting becoming a mother truly is. Expectant mothers typically become very mindful of their diets and lifestyle to protect their unborn children. However, many pregnant women are surprised to learn how important preventive dental care is during pregnancy.  Our excellent cosmetic and family dentist,… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Discusses Osteoporosis and Your Oral Health

Did you know that May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month? Osteoporosis is the most common bone disorder in the country. Middle aged men and women are most susceptible to osteoporosis because of a decrease in sex hormones such as estrogen and testosterone. Osteoporosis literally means the thinning of bone structure. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our… Read more »

Rochester Family Dentist Honors Famous Dentists in History

Thanks to the advancements of dental professionals throughout history, people today have access to excellent oral healthcare and preventive dental procedures. Today, we can detect tooth decay in its earliest stages with advanced technology. None of these modern advancements in dentistry would be possible without the dedication and research of dentists in history. Dr. Gilly… Read more »

Gum Disease and Women’s Oral Health in Rochester

Gum disease is not only just caused by inadequate oral hygiene. Did you know that hormonal changes and certain medications can trigger gum disease, too? Because women’s oral health is important to Dr. Gilly Calcagno, our team offers some important information on the role hormonal fluctuations play in developing gum disease. Puberty Although gum disease… Read more »

Tooth Anatomy Explained by Your Rochester Dentist

We use our teeth every single day. Our teeth endure the daily forces of grinding and gnashing food. Have you ever wondered why your teeth are different shapes and sizes?  Dr. Gilly Calcagno at Calcagno Cosmetic & Family Dentistry has the scoop on the anatomy of your teeth and the functions of each tooth type…. Read more »

Digital X-Rays in Rochester

Have you ever wondered why your dentist takes dental X-rays at dental checkups? Dental X-rays are an important component of oral examinations. They allow Dr. Gilly Calcagno to take a comprehensive look at the entire oral cavity. X-rays can reveal infections, tooth decay, tumors, cysts, and abnormalities in bone. Did you know that Calcagno Cosmetic… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Discusses TMJ Disorder, Bruxism, and Your Oral Health

Does your jaw click or pop when you move your mouth? Do you ever experience facial pain near your ears for jaw? These are common symptoms of TMJ disorder. You have two temporomandibular joints (TMJ) on each side of your face that connects the lower mandible (jaw) to your cranium. The TMJ moves translationally and… Read more »

“Is bottled water better than tap water?” Your Rochester Dentist Explains

Do you prefer bottled water over tap water? Did you know that tap water may actually be better for your teeth? In light of National Drinking Water Week, Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our team at Calcagno Cosmetic & Family Dentistry discuss the benefits of tap water and how water consumption is important to maintaining optimal… Read more »

The History of the Toothbrush from Your Rochester Dentist

When you’re brushing your teeth at night, with warm running water and great-tasting toothpaste, have you ever wondered how people in the past brushed their teeth or cleaned their mouths? Have you wondered when the toothbrush was invented? Our team at Calcagno Cosmetic & Family Dentistry found the answers to these questions and much more…. Read more »