Month: December 2012

What Is a Dental Hygienist? Rochester Dentist Answers

At Calcagno Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we value each member of our staff. Without them, our patients would not receive the personalized care we are known for and proud to deliver. Our dental hygienists play an important role in our office. We feature three hygienists to help patients achieve optimum oral health. What exactly do dental… Read more »

Rochester Dentist on Benefits of Chocolate

Hearing a dentist praise chocolate for its health benefits seems too good to be true. More health professionals are straying from the old belief that all chocolate negatively affects health. In the right doses, certain chocolates can lower your risk of stroke and improve thought processes. Although most of your body stands to gain a lot from the… Read more »

Your Rochester Family Dentist on the Importance of Pediatric Dentistry

Children are a blessing, and we all want only the best for our kids. Between juggling work and being a parent, sometimes it’s easy to forget just how important proper dental care is for a young child. By establishing good oral hygiene and attending regular checkups at an early age, your child will be well… Read more »

Rochester Dentist on Braces for Teens

Who can forget that their teen years marked with all kinds of firsts: your first car, first job, and for many, your first straight smile? After we lose our first set of teeth, taking care of permanent teeth becomes a priority. To achieve a life-long straight smile, adolescents may opt for orthodontic braces. However, teens… Read more »

Single Dental Implants from Your Rochester Dentist

If accident or disease has left you without a tooth, have no fear. Modern prosthetic dentistry offers a few options for replacing missing teeth. For a single missing tooth, dental implants offer a secure, natural looking treatment. How do they work? Rochester dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, explains. The Importance of Replacing Teeth When you lose a permanent tooth,… Read more »

How to Handle Dental Emergencies in Rochester

As we all know, accidents happen. But when accidents happen to expensive dental work or permanent teeth, we might panic. Knowing what to do in these situations cannot only alleviate stress, but save your wallet and smile. Above all, see your dentist as soon as possible in a dental emergency. Until your appointment, your Rochester… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Shares Kind Words from a Patient

We strive to provide our patients with excellent dental care in the Rochester, MN area. Occasionally, our patients reach out to tell us how our efforts affected them. Whether we restore smiles with one of our many cosmetic dentistry services, or help patients maintain a healthy mouth through general dentistry, our patients have positive experiences… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Offers Free Cosmetic Dentistry Consultations

So you’ve decided to undergo a cosmetic dentistry procedure. Now what? Many patients are confused after choosing the right cosmetic dentist and knowing what sort of outcome they want. What may come as a surprise are all the options available to correct a single problem. How will you know which is right for you before… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Discusses Braces for Adults

We tend to associate braces with our adolescent years, working toward straight smiles then rather than in adulthood. Many feel that if they didn’t get braces in their younger years, they can’t achieve a straight smile without invasive or expensive cosmetic procedures. Not many adults want the distinct look of orthodontic braces with brackets and… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Explains Implant Dentures

When faced with tooth loss, we have a few options to choose from for replacement. If enough teeth are lost at once or over time, dentures may be the most practical option. But many of us worry about ill-fitting dentures slipping in our mouths and falling out while talking or eating. There is another option… Read more »