Month: February 2014

How to Choose between Veneers and Bonding

If you are embarrassed by your smile, you have a number of cosmetic dentistry options that can improve your appearance, self-confidence, and dental health. However, choosing the right procedure to obtain your optimal results can be a challenge. Two treatment options that offer similar results are porcelain veneers and teeth bonding. Dr. Gilly Calcagno, your… Read more »

The History of the Tooth Fairy

When your child loses a baby tooth, he or she probably puts it under the pillow and eagerly waits to find money in its place the next morning. It seems a timeless ritual as old as childhood itself. However, if you have ever stopped to think about it, the tooth fairy is a fascinating cultural… Read more »

Celebrate Chocolate This Valentine’s Day

When Valentine’s Day rolls around, there are several things that come to mind: kisses from your sweetheart, cards, romantic date nights, and, of course, chocolate. While you may think of chocolate as an indulgence that you should only have on holidays, it turns out that chocolate actually has enormous benefits for your physical and oral… Read more »

Could Your Child’s Medicine Cause Cavities?

Growing up, we heard our parents speak these words more times than we can count. As parents, we have even uttered them a time or two. “This is going to hurt me a lot more than it will hurt you.” Is it possible that the opposite is true? Certainly, says Dr. Gilly Calcagno, a children’s… Read more »