Month: July 2012

The Effects of Smoking on Your Oral Health

There are many reasons smoking is bad for your health. While smoking leaves you vulnerable to cancer and cardiovascular disease, among other conditions, it also affects your oral health. Smoking can actually lead to a number of oral diseases. In fact, a recent study links smoking with an increase in the harmful bacteria that lead… Read more »

Your Kids’ New Favorite Drink

If your child begs for Monsters, Starbucks, Coca-Cola, or Kool-Aid, you need to know a super-secret parenting trick, sure to make you and your kids smile. First of all, the facts. Sugar-packed drinks aren’t healthy Artificial sweeteners are a bit scary, as well Acids in carbonated beverages can eat away battery corrosion, and they also… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Offers Relief for Sensitive Teeth

That sharp sting that shoots from your teeth when you bite into an ice cream sandwich is commonly called tooth sensitivity. If you’ve experienced this sensation, you know that when it occurs, you’ll do anything to make it stop. The pain can range from nagging to extreme. How Teeth Feel Human teeth have three basic… Read more »

Rochester MN Implant Dentist Explains the Importance of Tooth Replacement

Losing a tooth can be embarrassing and frustrating, but not replacing that tooth could lead to the loss of more teeth. Replacing Lost Teeth Saves More Teeth Studies show, within four years of losing a tooth (that is not replaced), people tend to lose additional teeth. Why? Our mouths are designed with 32 adult teeth,… Read more »

Play It Safe with Summer Libations – And Keep On Smiling!

With summer heat comes an adult thirst for refreshing libations, whether beer with barbecue, a glass of wine while dining outdoors, or an umbrella drink poolside. We all know that too much alcohol can impair our ability to function, and a few drinks a day can expand our waistline. Did you know, however, that alcohol… Read more »

Are Super Powered Fillings in Our Future?

Dr. Calcagno and our team are passionate about dentistry, so we’re especially excited to share some new research with you. Scientists at University of Maryland, School of Dentistry, have used nanotechnology to develop a dental filling material that can destroy bacteria and strengthen teeth with essential minerals. This is great news, and we sincerely hope… Read more »

Rochester Family Dentist Discusses the Importance of Oral Hygiene and Dental Care

The American Dental Association (ADA) recently published a report on the state the country’s oral health. Despite widespread access to preventive dentistry, Americans’ oral health is not up to par with other developed nations that have similar standards. After conducting a survey on oral health knowledge and oral hygiene habits, the ADA concluded that a… Read more »

Rochester Cosmetic Dentist Uses Advanced Technology to Diagnose Oral Health Conditions

At Calcagno Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, Dr. Gilly Calcagno utilizes the latest dental technology to reveal and diagnose oral health conditions such as tooth decay, oral cancer, bone loss, and gum disease. At our Rochester dentist office we use digital X-rays, an intra-oral camera, and DIAGNOdent to detect potential oral health problems and design a… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Answers Common Questions about Tooth Loss and Dental Implants

Unfortunately, tooth loss is a fact of life for many adults. In fact, the primary cause of tooth is gum disease. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our team at Calcagno Cosmetic & Family Dentistry offer permanent solutions to tooth loss with dental implants and provide answers to frequently asked questions about tooth replacement below. Frequently Asked… Read more »

Dental Stem Cell Technology Explained by Your Rochester Dentist

More than likely you have heard about stem cell use in science and medical technology. Although some debate exists on the ethics and moral nature of embryonic stem cell use, scientists have discovered that resilient stem cells are located throughout the body—including inside your teeth! It’s true; your teeth contain very powerful stem cells that… Read more »