Month: October 2013

Rochester General Dentist Helps Defeat Bad Breath

Fresher Breath at Your General Dentist’s Office Does your morning breath outlast breakfast and your morning hygiene routine? Even if your smile seems bright and healthy, the presence of bad breath can significantly decrease your confidence, not to mention potentially offend the people you interact with throughout the day. Rochester general dentist, Dr. Calcagno, explains… Read more »

Rochester Family Dentist: Have a Tooth-Healthy Halloween!

Your Family Dentist’s Tips for Cavity Prevention Halloween and cavities often go hand in hand, which can pose a puzzle to parents; how do you let your children enjoy the treats and festivities of Halloween while simultaneously preventing the bombardment of candy from rotting their teeth? While candy and other sweets are notorious for facilitating… Read more »

Rochester Family Dentist Explains Destructive Gum Disease

Excellent Gum Health with Your Rochester Family Dentist In the course of your family’s dental health care, one or more members of your family may encounter destructive gum disease, which can lead to the loss of one or more permanent teeth if allowed to run rampant. Unlike a cavity, which often generates a toothache to… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Explains the Long-Term Benefits of Dental Implants

Although visibly jarring in many cases, the immediate cosmetic effects of tooth loss are not the most important complications to consider when you’ve lost one or more teeth. A typical adult mouth only grows 32 permanent teeth. Since many patients remove their last four molars, or wisdom teeth, due to crowding and discomfort, the other… Read more »

Dr. Calcagno Talks about the AAWD

The AAWD, or the American Association of Women Dentists, has been in operation since the late 1800s and continues to thrive. In the association, female dentists work together to support one another in business and as professional health care providers. Dr. Gilly Calcagno, your Rochester, MN female dentist, shares some interesting information about the AAWD… Read more »

Who Invented Clear Braces? Rochester, MN Dentist Tells You

The beginnings of orthodontic treatment date back to the 1880s, however, the introduction of clear braces is relatively new. As more adults seek orthodontic treatment, clear braces continue to increase in popularity. Today, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, your Rochester, MN dentist discusses who invented clear braces with her patients. How Clear Braces Got Started Then first… Read more »

Rochester, MN Dentist Lists Some Disadvantages to Invisalign Braces

The most popular and convenient method to correcting a misaligned smile by undergoing orthodontic treatment. Yes, to this day, dental braces continue to prove popular—especially with many the differing varieties available to patients. One of those varieties—Invisalign clear braces—provides patients with the gift of invisibility. With Invisalign, patients can correct their teeth without having the… Read more »

Rochester, MN Dentist Shares Some Insights on Adult Braces

Correcting your teeth during adulthood has become more of a commonality in recent years. Patients who didn’t have a chance to wear braces as kids, can have the opportunity again as adults. Additionally, wearing adult braces doesn’t have to mean having to use the traditional metal variety. In fact, patients can choose from a number… Read more »

Rochester, MN General Dentist Explains the Functions of Teeth

Every component within the oral cavity has a purpose—especially the teeth. From the hard to soft tissues, each part works together cohesively for optimum functionality. In fact, when one component isn’t working correctly, the other parts suffer. However, today, we will concentrate on just the function of teeth. In the following fun and informative article,… Read more »

Rochester, MN Family Dentist: At-Home Remedies for Sensitive Teeth

On average, about one out of every eight adults has sensitive teeth, which make this oral ailment fairly common. These sensitivities could occur when eating or drinking overly hot or cold foods and even sweets. Luckily, this issue is easily resolved with some daily at-home treatments. Dr. Gilly Calcagno, your Rochester, MN family dentist shares… Read more »