Month: November 2012

Avoiding Stained Teeth with Your Rochester Dentist

We all would like a brilliant, white smile. When we work to keep clean teeth, or after receiving teeth whitening treatment, we’re concerned about staining our smile. Knowing what foods to avoid is important in keeping teeth white. Some personal habits can make us our teeth’s worst enemy too. Rochester, MN cosmetic dentist, Dr. Gilly… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Discusses Caring for Your Teeth in Winter

You decorate the tree, put lights up on the windows, select the perfect gifts, send out all the cards, and, of course, indulge in all the wonderful holiday goodies you’ve been looking forward to all year. However, amidst all the excitement of the holidays you can’t forget that your teeth and gums need special attention… Read more »

A Patient Speaks, from your Rochester Dentist

Sometimes people take their beautiful smiles for granted. The ability to flash a confident grin at anyone you pass, and know that they won’t be judging the look of your teeth is not a right born to everyone. Some people have issues with their teeth from the moment they begin erupting when they’re toddlers. Other… Read more »

Canker Sores and Cold Sores: Rochester Dentist Explains the Difference

If you have ever dealt with cold sores or canker sores, you know how uncomfortable they can be. Canker sores can be particularly painful, and cold sores create sometimes unsightly ulcers on the outside of your mouth that can be quite embarrassing. Many people deal with these sores on a recurring basis. Dr. Janet Calcagno,… Read more »

Rochester Dentist: Top Causes of Toothaches

This holiday season, nothing can spoil the party quite like an unforeseen toothache. The causes of toothaches and tooth pain can vary. Many patients experience throbbing pain in upper teeth during the winter months, while others might suffer from excessive tooth decay. Your Rochester dentist, Dr. Janet Calcagno, discusses the top causes of toothaches. Toothaches… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Urges Good Oral Hygiene to Prepare for Mistletoe

Many view the end of Thanksgiving as the symbolic green light to begin decking the halls. Boxes of decorations make their way out of closets and garages so that holiday festivities can be enjoyed for a good month or so. Of course, this starts well before Thanksgiving weekend for some. Whether you are just getting… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Urges Mothers to Model Good Oral Hygiene for Kids

The responsibilities of a parent are endless and can be very overwhelming. Our kids rely on us for so much. Financial support falls on our shoulders. Emotional guidance is imperative. At a moment’s notice, we have to be on the ready to support our child’s needs as they come. Meanwhile, there are daily tasks that… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Explains Full-Mouth Rehabilitation

You may have heard of a smile makeover, which is where a patient in need of multiple cosmetic dental procedures picks and chooses the work they need to have a smile that looks the way they want it to look. Full-mouth rehabilitation is similar in a lot of ways, but focuses on the functionality of… Read more »

Another Recession to Worry About: Your Gums

The ideal mouth comes complete with a healthy set of intact gums. However, very few of us have the ideal mouth. There can be any number of causes for something called gum recession, where your gingival tissue literally shrinks away from your teeth. As we age, some recession is inevitable, even with good oral hygiene…. Read more »

Rochester Dentist Gets to the Kor of Teeth Whitening

Many people have stood in front of the aisle at their corner drugstore, playing the guessing game as to which over-the-counter product might give them several shades of renewed whiteness on their teeth. Perhaps there’s a wedding coming up (maybe even yours) or a reunion, or a vacation, or you just want to appear a… Read more »