Month: January 2014

What’s a Dental Headache?

Your dental health has a significant influence on your daily life. One of your most consistent daily routines (hopefully) is brushing and flossing your teeth, and your confidence shows in your smile, which can brighten the day of those around you. When your teeth, gums, or jaw are compromised, the discomfort and consequences can also… Read more »

Questions for Your Family Dentist

As different issues arise and you learn more about your dental health, you might have increasingly more questions about caring for your and your family’s smiles. At our Rochester office, patient education is an important resource in effective dental healthcare. The more you know about your oral health and the services your family dentist provides,… Read more »

Life with Invisalign® Adult Braces

How would removable braces improve your confidence in orthodontic treatment? If you’re actively looking for a discreet way to straighten your crooked teeth, then chances are that you’ve heard or read about Invisalign® clear braces. Invisalign follows the same principles of traditional orthodontics—slowly repositioning teeth to restore your smile’s balance. The difference is in the… Read more »

Feeling Sick? Look in Your Mouth

The consequences of an unhealthy mouth aren’t always obviously related to your smile. The relationship between your mouth and the rest of your health can sometimes allow dental issues to impact the state of your physical health (often referred to as oral-systemic health). Rochester dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, explains that poor oral health can contribute… Read more »

The Purpose of Mouthrinse

Is mouthrinse a major part of your oral hygiene routine? Do you sometimes substitute brushing and flossing your teeth with a swig of mouthrinse if you’re in a hurry? Mouthrinse, or mouthwash, is a convenient addition to your arsenal of hygiene products, but if you overestimate its power, you might place your smile’s good health… Read more »

What Your Mouth’s Bacteria Say About You

Sometimes, you might cringe at the thought of it, but there’s no avoiding the fact that bacteria is a major factor in your dental health. In fact, experts have identified over 600 different kinds of bacteria that inhabit a healthy mouth, along with many more that remain unclassified. The germs are most notable for the… Read more »

A Link Between Dental & Mental Health?

The impact that your dental health can have on your overall wellbeing and quality of life is not only well-known, it’s also the subject of extensive studies by experts from across the world. For instance, Professor Gary Slade from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his team of colleagues recently sought to… Read more »

How the ACA will Affect Your Family’s Dental Care in 2014

Isn’t this time of year great? Well, besides the bone-chilling cold and incessant runny noses, that is. The beginning of January carries an aura of change, of new beginnings, and of fresh starts. This year, it’s more than just a feeling. With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or ACA for short, the faces… Read more »