Month: January 2013

Rochester Dentist: What Are Dental Implants?

When a child loses a tooth, we hardly give it a second thought. The tooth fairy may come for a visit, but that’s about it. But when an adult loses a tooth, panic and worry are often close to follow. We all know the problem: adult teeth don’t grow back. A lost tooth can also… Read more »

Rochester Dentist: Teeth Grinding in Children

While most consider bruxism, or teeth grinding, to be an adult issue, on average 3 out of every 10 kids grind their teeth at some point. For many children, bruxism is a temporary issue and one they quickly outgrown. If teeth grinding becomes chronic, your child can start to experience severe pain in the face… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Explains When Heart Patients Need Premedication

Taking proper precautions is an unfortunate fact of life for heart patients. But taking those measures can prevent serious medical problems and even save lives. One of these precautions is premedication, and some dental procedures require heart patients to premedicate. Receiving antibiotics before the procedure begins can prevent infection during the time that a patient… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Shares the Causes of Toothaches

What’s more irritating than a toothache? From minor aches to throbbing pain, toothaches can be a frustrating ordeal. What causes toothaches? What’s the best way of treating a painful tooth? In today’s blog, Rochester family dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, explains the many causes, and potential treatments, of toothaches.

Survey Says: Dentists Among the Most Trusted Professions

The relationship between a patient and a healthcare provider is a sacred one. When we place our well-being or the well-being of our family in the hands of a nurse, doctor, or dentist, we want to feel confident that this person has our best interest in mind. The amount of trust we place in certain… Read more »

Find the Fountain of Youth at Your Rochester Dentist’s Office!

Turning back the clock on your looks is easier than you may have thought! In a survey conducted by Kelton Research on behalf of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a whopping 45% of respondents think that a bright, healthy smile can help a person look younger as they age. But what’s the best way… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Provides Inconspicuous Orthodontics with Invisalign

Do you want a beautiful smile? Do your teeth need to be straightened and realigned? Many people avoid traditional orthodontics because they don’t want to wear bulky, metal braces. One cosmetic dental procedure will realign your teeth without traditional metal braces. Your Rochester cosmetic dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, explains how Invisalign can transform your smile.

Healthy Food Options from Your Rochester Dentist

There may still be snow on the ground, but people everywhere are working hard to get in shape for summer. The majority of New Year’s resolutions deal with some form of weight loss. A good diet is a main factor in losing weight and keeping it off, but proper nutrition also protects your teeth. Your… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Explains CEREC Crowns

Standard treatment plans for porcelain crowns typically require that you wait for a lab technician to fabricate your dental restoration. This isn’t the case with CAD/CAM CEREC technology. Dentists have trusted CEREC technology to deliver same-day crowns for over 25 million patients. Receiving CEREC crowns so quickly may make you feel skeptical of their strength… Read more »

Oral Care Starts in Infancy, Says Rochester Dentist

You might think that caring for teeth starts when you actually have teeth, and that dental issues with babies don’t exist. Actually, the care an infant receives before his or her teeth erupt can determine the health of primary teeth. While we may devote more attention to oral care in our teens and adulthood, we may… Read more »