Rochester Dentist Answers Questions About Children’s Dentistry


You want your children’s teeth to be healthy and bright. Thankfully, your Rochester dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, offers the latest in children’s dentistry. We will work hard to ensure your little obtains a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. In today’s blog, Dr. Calcagno answers questions about our approach to children’s dentistry.

Children’s Dentistry Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How often should my little one see Dr. Calcagno?

Answer: Within six months of the first baby tooth eruption, your little one should have his/her first visit with Dr. Calcagno. Starting at around age three, the American Dental Association recommends children undergo a routine checkup once every six months.

Question: Will Dr. Calcagno be able to see if my child is reaching his/her proper dental milestones?

Answer: Yes. Using intraoral cameras and digital x-rays, your Rochester MN children’s dentist will be able to accurately assess the state of your child’s dental health. She will then compile an electronic chart to make sure the arrival and loss of baby teeth are right on schedule.

Question: What if my child is scared of the dentist?

Answer: In most cases, children have dental anxiety because they don’t visit the dentist often enough. Regular visits allow children to become accustomed to dentist’s office. This helps instill good dental habits and ease any anxiety.

Question: When should my child start brushing and flossing?

Answer: Once the first tooth arrives, you should begin brushing with a piece of cloth or gauze. As more teeth arrive, upgrade to an age-appropriate toothbrush and fluoride-free toothpaste. Begin helping your child floss with a floss pick once teeth are side-by-side.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Rochester MN Children’s Dentist

Does your child need a checkup or a cleaning? Then talk to your Rochester, MN children’s dentist, Dr. Calcagno, today. Dr. Calcagno offers our young patients the latest in quality children’s dental care. To schedule an appointment, call our 55902 dentist office at (507) 281-3659. Also, visit our website for services, before and after photos, and testimonials. Dr. Calcagno offers patients the latest in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. We are proud to serve the residents of Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington and surrounding communities.