FAQs About General Dentistry

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Be honest: When was the last time you visited the dentist? Maintaining a healthy smile requires regular dental care. As a part of our approach to general dentistry, we offer everything from thorough checkups to oral cancer screenings. Your Rochester dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, can improve the health and beauty of your smile with general dentistry.

Frequently Asked Questions About General Dentistry

Question: How often should I receive a checkup?

Answer: The American Dental Association recommends that adults and children over the age of three undergo a checkup twice a year. During a checkup, your Rochester dentist will use intraoral cameras and digital x-rays to perform a thorough exam. She can then identify the earliest signs of tooth decay and gum disease, providing treatment before the issue requires more costly and invasive procedures down the road.

Question: Do dental cleanings help prevent gum disease?

Answer: Yes. Over time, bacteria coat our teeth in a sticky substance known as plaque. Without removal, plaque inflames the gums, which increases the risk of gum disease. Patients at risk of gum disease often report sore, red gums that bleed easily. During a cleaning, our dental hygienists will remove the plaque from your teeth. This not only helps prevent gum disease, but also brightens your teeth and freshens your breath.

Question: Does my Rochester dentist offer oral cancer screenings?

Answer: Yes. For adults, Dr. Calcagno will perform a thorough oral cancer screening using the latest in precision dental technology.

Question: What are bonded fillings?

Answer: Instead of unsightly metal fillings, Dr. Calcagno offers bonded fillings. Made from composite resin, these fillings can actually be shaded to blend seamlessly with your smile. Composite fillings can also be used to repair cracked, chipped, or misshapen teeth, as well. If you have any questions about our bonded fillings, contact Dr. Calcagno today.

About Calcagno Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry:

Dr. Gilly Calcagno is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Minnesota Dental Association, and is active in local dental implant study clubs. To schedule a consultation, call Calcagno Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry today at (507) 281-3659.